|Aldermaston||137 for 9|
|Pangbourne||138 for 3|
Pangbourne win by 7 wickets - View full scorecard
Pangbourne win again!
Pangbourne travelled to Aldermaston hoping to build on their previous weekend's performance. Dan lost the toss and Pangbourne were asked to field.
The Pangbourne new ball attack started well, keeping the scoring rate very low, without making an early breakthrough. That did come eventually, in the 12th over, as Neil leaped, salmon like, in the gully to take an outstanding catch to give Mridul his fist wicket for the club. Pangbourne continued to take wickets, keeping the scoring low, with James Rogers bowling well. Steve Duncan, on a rare outing this season, bowled good lines to keep the pressure on, taking three wickets, reminding everyone why he won last year's award for best bowler. The Aldermastion batsmen never really got going apart from one and Pangbourne were guilty of putting him down twice in the deep. However, without his effort, Aldermaston would not have scored over 100 from their overs. They finished on 137 for 9.
In previous years Pangbourne have been tempted to play with the batting order in this fixture, but Dan was having none of this, hoping to provide the best chance of winning the game. Unfortunately, Neil departed quite early, soon followed by Amit. From there Jack and Dan put together an assured partnership, almost chance less, keeping on top of the required rate, working the ball around and hitting the bad one for 4. Jack couldn't quite see it through to the end, bowled for 58. It was left to Dan to hit the winning runs, though not before Arjun (on his debut) made a delightful little cameo, with some lovely shots.
In truth Pangbourne won comfortably with a good batting display, despite some issues in the field. They will hope to turn this form into a long winning streak as the seasons draws to come to a close.