The Seniors won for the first time since 2001.
The Juniors side was very young that could not even muster a 100 Pacific appearances between them with five players borrowed from Islington CC and the age cut off was a mere 26.
The weather was generally OK with only a couple of brief showers although it cooled towards the end.
The Seniors batted first by mutual agreement and got off to a very wobbly start thanks to fine opening spells by Sheldon and Keith. Darren rallied the seniors with a couple of powerful blows including one out of the ground that damaged the ball before being undone when Sheldon went round the wicket to him. Kurt rode his luck as he was dropped twice but hauled his team to a defensible total as the bowling was rotated to give everyone a game. James out psyched Lucius before he could repeat the previous week’s hitting and Brown was caught trying to penetrate a field of five slips and a gully.
The Juniors reply got off to a controversial start as appeals were turned down by the umpires, Ted flicked his first ball through square leg only to find the blue coated Darren was not an umpire but the square leg fielder and Neej appeared to rugby tackle Pritchard in trying to avoid being run out. Shobes and Saif seemed to have things under control as the Juniors got to 68/2 but Webley and Allum bowled beautifully to undo the Juniors middle order and Bridgett finished off the tail.
A good game with lots of new or newish faces that bodes well for the coming season. The Seniors deserved their triumph although the Juniors were on top for most of the game and perhaps should have gone for the kill rather than trying to ensure everyone got a game (with both bat and ball).