The Third XI faced a tricky opening day trip to Flamingos. Put in on a tricky, damp wicket the visitors were quickly reduced to 18/2, Neagle and Tulk removed in short order before an extraordinary partnership of 137 between Tim Slade (100) and Max Smith (68). The importance of these two knocks were emphasised when the batting side collapsed from 204/4 to 233 all out. In defending the total, Romsey were able to keep the run rate down, largely thanks to Katie George who conceded just 26 runs from her 10 overs but the wickets came from a more unlikely source. Julian Neagle set the trap perfectly for his style of bowling, recording a remarkable 6/34 including four catches by Charlie Evans at long on, and two stumpings with batsmen eying easy runs. It was not to be and Romsey cruised home, dismissing the home side inside 37 overs.
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