Turning to the match itself, Warrington batted first with Chris Truesdale leading Outcasts on to the field as captain, Les Cooper having opted to sit this one out. Indeed, Outcasts found themselves, unusually, with an embarrassment of riches, with more players to choose from than places available. After a fast start, Warrington lost wickets at regular intervals and finished their innings, in a match restricted to 16 overs per side, on 76 for 8. Thomas and McGreal were top scorers, with 24 and 19 respectively, while Jeff Stanton and newcomer Harvey Hunting were Outcasts' star performers with the ball. Jeff took 3 for 13 in his three overs, and Harvey 2 for 18 in his. Paul Mooney and Ethan Stanton deserve mention, too, for extremely economical spells.
Outcasts fielding was illuminated by a stunning catch by Scotty, who ran from deep mid wicket to deep mid on to take a full-length diving catch inches off the turf to see the back of Boucher off Harvey's bowling - a candidate for Champagne Moment if ever there was one.
A rate of 5 an over to win looked a distinctly achievable proposition for Outcasts as Derek Molyneux and David Walsh opened the batting, but with both dismissed early, and Outcasts on 9 for 2 after five overs, things were looking bleak for the home team. Step forward Ted Noone and Tony Threlfall. Between them, these two rebuilt the innings. When Ted was finally dismissed he had put on 50 with Tony and manoeuvred Outcasts into a winning position. It took two members of the Stanton Gang to see the hosts over the line in the last over in steadily fading light.
After the match both teams tucked into a fantastic spread of pasties, quiche and cakes laid on by club skipper Les, an enjoyable end to a great evening's cricket, and a thoroughly enjoyable season all round. Well done to Chris Truesdale for organising an interesting and varied fixture list against opposition both old and new.