Didcot clearly meant business... with their new recruits and comprehensive warmup, they then stuck Challow 2s in with a mind to chase a small total. A testing opening spell from ex-Challow dobber Dave Slade saw him pick up a couple of early wickets but Pat Bryan stood firm and the runs began to flow. He was well supported by Joe Harris
, who delighted in hoiking another ex-Challow man Ian Demain into the netting. Both men passed 50, but then Pat fell for 81 and it was left to Joey (71no) and some breezy flourishes from mark taylor
to push the score to 214.
Challow bowled tidily to begin with, but the Didcot pair of Demain and Pritchard looked very determined and cruised past the 50 mark. Not much was going Challow's way until Conor Jones
decided that the singles were starting to annoy and ran out Pritch with a direct hit. Still Didcot cruised and at 130-odd for 1 it was a bit of a gamble to turn to the fizzing skills of Robbie Harries. However, he quickly struck, luring Demain down the wicket and Pat completed the stumping. With man-of-the-match Joe Harries now twirling at the other end, the pressure built on Didcot and wickets now gradually became more regular. Sensing the shift, Challow upped their game. Dan Alderson returned to the attack to remove another ex-challow man, Haq, and Joey was steadily inducing wild misses from the other end. Didcot were still inching forward though and got to within 20 of the target with a couple of wickets still left.
However, the last word was had by ex-Didcot paceman Dan who skittled 10 and 11 to see his side home. There was much joy!