The 1st XI had high hopes of all but securing the league title with a win over our rivals and neighbours Old Camdenians.
The toss was won by the home side and the Village were asked to bat at no great surprise to the team as this seemed to be the preferred option for Old Camdenians throughout the season.
A big score was needed to put the pressure on the opposition but these hopes were dashed early doors as wickets continuously tumbled with only Danny Potter providing any resistance for the Village with a knock of 45. Only James Thompson (17*) got into double figures and there was hope of getting to 150 when he and Danny were at the crease but when Danny went there was little left and the Village were bowled out for nelson, 111, with extras 2nd top scorer with 24.
The Village needed quick wickets to have any chance of winning the game and the bowlers started well with Saahil Mehra & Marcus Cara bowling well upfront with both openers picking up a wicket apiece. Shash Seem & Majid Asif were the change bowlers and continued the good work of the opening pair as both picked up a wicket in their 2nd overs respectively to leave the home side on 34-4 off of 19 overs giving the Village a sniff of victory. These faint hopes were dashed by the number 5 & 6 batsmen for Old Camdenians who set about having a go at anything which quickly paid off as boundaries began to flow. Jay Nandha would pick up the wicket of the number 6 batsman going for another boundary for his half century with the game all but won but in truth it was a very disappointing all round performance which saw the home side comfortably win the top of the table clash.
On to next week where a win is a must to keep promotion and faint title hopes alive.