Our next match against Charsfield's A team was a more hard-fought affair. In this match we made some early fielding mistakes which allowed Charsfield to gain a lead, and despite picking up towards the end of the match, they beat us by half a rounder.
We faced Occold in our third match, and this was a comfortable win for the Earl Soham crew. It was in our fourth match of the morning that we faced our toughest opponents in the form of Mellis's B team. They were skilful fielders, and strong batters. Our team held their nerve even when faced with some indifferent umpiring (in my opinion) during the first half of the game. But when we came into bat, it was a hard job to score and Mellis sealed the win.
Our final match of the morning was versus Wortham, who were very sporting opponents. Overall, we won three out of our five matches - a worthy result.
I am enormously proud of all the team, and though we came third in our group and didn't make the play-offs, they were gracious losers and most importantly had a lot of fun.