The 1XI took on Purley at home on a grey blustery day with rain in the air. Purley batted first and were reduced to 72-4 with tidy spells from Somerford and Moore. However, a middle order rally and a couple of partnerships eventually saw Purley reach 202 off 55 overs. Chisoro picking up 3 wickets and Samuel picking up 1-14 off 10 overs in a miserly spell of bowling.
In response, all the top three made starts without going on to a big score, Edwards in particular unlucky to be run out backing up at the non strikers end. A 4th wicket partnership of 106 between Moore (58) and Chisoro (56*) then secured the win for Epsom, who made the total in the 43rd over.
Unfortunately the 2XI and 3XI games were both called off without a ball being bowled.
On Sunday, the Ladies took on Purley in the Surrey Slam. Epsom batted first and scored 84-6 from 16 overs. In response, Purley knocked off the total in 14.3 overs for the loss of 3 wickets.
Next week the 1XI travel to Streatham & Marlborough, the 2XI host Worcester Park and the 3XI take on Addiscombe.
Updated 20:32 - 11 Jun 2019 by Tom Nickels