A beautiful sunny day agin, and visitors Ipswich lost the toss. We elected to bat, having only nine players (late withdrawals). New club member Chintesh Patel top scored with 31, but almost every player registered double figures, and Colne finished on a respectable 159 for 7.
After a great tea provided by Tony Hayns (water melon included, Tony you are excelling yourself), Ipswich were straight out of the traps with a volley of boundaries by opener Pryke, who passed the 50 mark inside 6 overs! Chintesh Patel and Oakers managed to stem the flow, with Pryke being clean bowled by Chin, with the score on 100. Mason came back on and bowled a superb second spell taking two wickets for just 9 runs, and Smith bought a wicket with his fluky off breaks and the game was back in the balance at 133 for 4. Then followed a slow and patient accumulation with the last 38 runs taking 15 overs. But Ipswich nudged past the line with no further loss.
Earls Colne 159-7. Ipswich 160 – 4.
Ipswich win by 6 wickets
Ipswich 18 points, Earls Colne 5 points