High Easter v Rayleigh Fairview 1st XI - Won by 5 wkts
Fairview travelled to High Easter knowing a win would see them promoted as champions. They won the toss and put High Easter in to bat and looked to bowl the home side out cheaply with a full strength bowling attack. Dropped catches meant this did not go to plan. Opening batsmen Brisland dropped on 0 and 20 before going on to make a superb 121. Some good tight bowling towards the end of the innings meant Fairview restricted High Easter to 224 all out after a very fast start by the home team. Pick of the Fairview bowlers Callum Mclean who took 5 for 13 off only 3.2 overs.
After a delightful tea, the away side went out to chase the target for the championship. Things didn't start well when in form opening batsmen A Jellett was bowled 3rd ball of the innings for 0. Captain D Lawson went to the crease but lost G Crompton not long after for 12. A Keating and skipper Lawson then rebuilt putting on 83 before keating fell for 25. Lawson fell not long after for a well worked 50. The run rate was rapidly increasing for the away side but with small boundaries only a couple of big overs and they would be back in contention. A Ames fell for 17 which brought C Mclean and J Lawson to the crease. Some brutal blows from both batsmen took Fairview over the line. C Mclean with a match einning 62 not and J Lawson with a quickfire 30 not out, including 4 maximums.
A superb chase by the away side and a great game for both sides, going down to the wire.
Rayleigh Fairview promoted to Div 2 as Champions!!!!