Even though Romsey's bowling performance wasn’t great they were still confident that 240 wasn’t enough as they had scored over six hundred runs over the last two weeks with Shane Vidler (42) big hitting at the beginning of the innings. Elliott Mitchell-Lee (29) batting sensibly gave OTsthe good start they needed. But once both were dismissed after the first drinks break a downward trend started with Romsey batsmen going into bat looking good and getting out cheaply: Paul Longland (26) who was caught out at long off, Nic Desefano (21) being bowled playing across the line, Iain Woodhall (17) getting caught out flashing at a wide ball and with Colin Morris (0) still looking jet lagged from a couple of weeks ago. With all these wickets falling the requied run rate went from a respectable five, six an over to around nine, ten an over. Mike Trodd (17) gave it his best shot to get the required run rate down but once he was caught at third man all looked lost for Romsey and it was left to the duo of Dan Collins (18*) and Matt Bampton (16) to try and get some batting points for the travelling side, which they managed to do. In the last over of the game Bampton was eventually caught and bowled leaving Romsey on 225 all out.
As other results went Romsey's way there is still is a chance of promotion but they can’t afford any more slip ups. OTs & Romsey II host New Milton II at the sports centre next week.