The runs continued to flow at SCC on Sunday in another high scoring game. Shah won the toss and decided to have a bowl, but hadn’t counted on Robert Miller launching an early attack on the Saltwood bowlers. By the time Miller (43) finally fell to Shaun Carey, his opening partner Matt W had notched up just 8 runs.
Matt fell to the returning Barry Wire with the total on 99-4 leaving Cowlo and Paul Rodway to form a partnership of 95. Tim W chipped in with 22 at the end, leaving Aldington very happy on 245-9 from their 40 overs. Pick of the bowlers – Shah 9 overs 4 for 38 and Barry 9 overs 4 for 24.
With 246 runs required for victory, Saltwood didn’t get off to the best of starts. Darren (1), Arthur (0) and Jeremy (0) looked to have started an epic collapse, leaving Saltwood on 9-3. Barry’s (1) return to the crease was short lived, but a superb middle order fightback from Shaun C (72) and Tom C (78) got Saltwood back in contention at 175-6. With time running out, Shah’s (23) attempts to win the match with 6’s fell short and Saltwood were all out for 214 in the 39th over.