ONs were the opposition for the final home game of the season, knowing a win would guarantee us premier division status for the 2020 season. Something we have been striving to maintain all year.
On losing the toss we were asked to bowl. Jay Parmar produced another exemplary opening spell, removing all of the ONS top 4 including very dangerous ex pro Rob White.
Despite all the bowlers working hard in the middle order, and some fine outfielding from Vineet Patel and Kiron Das, the opposition continued to score freely.
Jay Parmar returned to claim his first 5 wicket haul for the club, returning figures of 5-39 from his 10 overs, and ONs were all out for 246 in the end.
After another fine tea from Sue Knibbs, who has produced many of the 1st and 2nd team teas this year to praise from all, we set about batting, knowing with a strong platform the target was achievable.
We lost wickets regularly, but our innings was held together by Jay Parmar, who completed a superb all round display scoring 71 opening the batting.
He was supported well by firstly his opening partner, Karan Parmar, and Mike Richardson who both played well against some accurate new ball bowling.
Latterly, Harry Dube and James Redding built partnerships with Jay. Ultimately we were left to rue conceding 40 too many in the field and not developing one of those partnerships into a larger one, and we fell short by 63 runs.
News filtered through from the grounds around the league however, that Wollaston had already lost, thus leaving us safe from relegation, and retaining our Premier League status for 2020.
Something this club is and should always be very proud of.
Next week we go to Geddington looking to sign off 2019 on a high.