Castlethorpe lost three wickets pretty early in their runs accumulation but a fourth wicket stand between Mark Currell and Atif Mushtaq of 98 runs in just fifteen overs gave a great platform for the remainder of the team, which they built on. Mark remained at the crease until the 28th over, grinding out 37 runs in support of Atif's 57 runs. Stuart Walding secured 23 not out and Aaron Day achieved 13 not out as Castlethorpe batted out the full 40 overs achieving a total of 186-8 which meant that James Chantry did not need to bat.
After tea, provided by Ollie Hughes (thank you), the visitors set about their run chase. They lost two early wickets, one to Atif and one to Russell, before the third wicket pair moved the score along from four to 67 in 15 overs - a steadying partnership. Runs were not easy to come by though, and nor were wickets. In the end Evenley also batted out their 40 overs though they finished 77 runs short of the Castlethorpe total.
Though the match did not affect the league position of either club, the match was full and enjoyable, taking us happily in to the end of the league season. (If anyone is wondering, Castlethorpe finished in sixth position out of ten - solidly mid-table - finishing with 193 points.)