Sunday saw the Shropshire D40 team travel to Cheshire, and emerge victorious by the narrow margin of two wickets in a very low scoring game to maintain our 100% record so far this season.
Cheshire batted first, and when they were bowled out for just 31 there appeared to be only one team likely to win the game. The bowlers doing the damage for Shropshire were Adam James (1-2), Zahid Hussain (2-11), Nomali Takahiel (3-5) and Charlie Vickers (4-9), in what was an excellent display of bowling and fielding.
However, with Tom Henson (4-10) and Stephen Redfern (4-24) taking wickets quickly Cheshire nearly caused a major upset. However, Shropshire were largely indebted to Adam James (15) for the contribution which just got us past our target.
The result leaves us almost certain of a semi-final spot at Kidderminster in August, with the game against Lancashire on June 18th likely to decide the winners on the Northern Section. The general feeling after the game was that whilst a win is a win, we will need to improve with the bat in particular if we are to have further success in the competition this season.
Unfortunately, I was unable to play in the game due to a prior engagement but was pleased to hear of the result, and am already looking forward to the game in Lancashire if selected.