At the beginning of the game returning captain Mike Trodd won the toss and chose to bat first which ended up being a great decision as out of form Shane Vidler (78) took the game straight to the openents by hitting boundaries all over the place. Once Vidler was dismissed, venturian Max Smith kept up the good run rate and ended up scoring 109. Eventually Smith was bowled but with Romseys good batting line up it wasn't hard for Nic DeStefano (46), Iain Woodhall (35) and former Southampton right back Jason Dodd (11) to help the side reach 307 for 5.
In the second innings of the game OTs & Romsey II started well with returning opening bowler Dan Collins (2 - 26) picking up two important wickets at the beginning of the innings and could of easily had a couple more. Other opening bowler Mr "Economical" Steve Kay (1-30) helped Romsey on the road to victory. Overall in the second innings St Cross never looked like they were going to win the game and with wickets from Jason Dodd (1-44), Smith (1-71) and Iain Woodhall (2-42) Romsey managed to restrict St Cross to 259 for 7. This Saturday sees the second team travel to Purbrook.