A warm and sunny evening greeted our return to our River Park home for our annual match against the Hospital.
Always a competitive fixture we were keen to build on our success at Winchester College & after losing the toss found ourselves in the field.
The Hospital batted with purpose from the off and although we bowled well and with concentration – with a wicket apiece being claimed by Jules, The Professor, Harry & Chris – the opposition got to a useful 139 in their 20 overs.
Despite a decent start from openers Mike F & The Professor, wickets fell as we pursued the total against some tight and focused bowling. Harry got to retire at 25 and debutant Nick Fuggle produces some feisty shot-making down the order but we fell short, on a rather low & slow North Walls wicket, making 106 in reply.
A respectable enough loss against a strong RHCH side; an enjoyable summer evening rounded off with curry and beer back at The Queen Inn!