On a warm afternoon the home side won the toss and batted first on a wicket with plenty of cracks in it. They were soon in trouble losing 3 quick wickets to Pat Menage(4-42) before the parish middle order dug in, frustrating Romsey and took the score to 82-4 before James Trodd(2-20) struck twice in his last over to put Romsey back on top. The Whiteparish tail wagged a bit but the ever dependable J Humphries took 3 of the last 4 wickets to finish with 4-16 off 7 overs aided by good catches from Sam Trodd and Whiteparish were all out for 130 in the 36th over.
After tea Ots and Romsey set about their run chase but lost skipper Thebe in the second over. Then Hayes and Booth gradually got on top of the bowlers and put on 63 in quick time before Booth was caught behind for 26. A Roberts soon followed when he was caught, but Hayes stood firm at one end and was scoring freely passing fifty again this season. He was supported by a more sedate Service(16*) but Romsey reached their target with 3 overs to spare when Hayes fittingly hit the winning four leaving him unbeaten on a splendid 79 and giving Ots and Romsey victory by 7 wickets.