Ibiza were asked to bat first by Surrey Senior’s captain Peter Fielding and scored steadily to reach 76/2 off 15 overs, openers Gooda (16) and especially Shahid Hanan (79) looking in form. But once the Ibiza skipper departed, wickets continued to fall regularly, no batsman reaching double figures other than Tim Stacey (13). Overall, the visitors’ bowling was very disciplined and only one extra was given away in 30 overs! Thus Ibiza finished on a respectable 158/9, which was felt to be 10/15 runs short.
Surrey Seniors’ bowlers John Hall (3) and Steve King (2) had the most success, with Mead, Fielding and Reedman adding a wicket each.
The visitors then batted and looked composed in the first wicket partnership of 48. Openers Keith Milton (21) and Nigel Angus (54), then Andy Stokes (45) scored runs steadily, the latter two being gifted lives by missed run outs or dropped catches. These Ibiza errors allowed the opposition to reach 132/2 off 22 overs, thus only needing 27 runs off 8 overs to win. However, Ibiza bowler Amos then bowled a miserly spell of 4/11, reducing the visitors to 149/7, before they composed themselves to score the winning runs with 2 balls to spare.
R.Parmenter (2) and B.Morris (1) obtained the other wickets to fall, but Ibiza only had themselves to blame for not winning this entertaining contest since their bowlers also gave away 19 extras, which along with those fielding mistakes, allowed Surrey Seniors to win by 3 wickets.