Captain Slack won his first toss of the season and decided to bat first on a good looking deck, he was rewarded with a patient opening stand from Wells Snr and Elliot Smith followed with some good acceleration from Smith and Manchett before a comedy run out ended Smiths innings prematurely in the 40's. Manchett followed soon afterwards with an ugly hoick across the line seeing him cleaned up putting some pressure on Captain Slack and young gun Jordan Cafferkey to deliver a big partnership and that they did just that!!
Slack soon accelerated through the gears with the Rams massive outfield not stopping some lusty blows landing outside the rope however as he tired one last hit fell just short and into the hands of a great full Nassington fielder with Slack out in the 70's. However the Nassington pain was not over as young Cafferkey hit the gas in the closing overs with his unselfish batting partners of Burns and Wells Jnr doing their part to get him back on strike, unfortunately overs just beat Cafferkey to what would have been a maiden men's cricket century as he finished 95not out in a tremendous knock posting a serious score of 276 for The Rams.
Halfway through perhaps The Rams thought the job was done or perhaps the lack of confidence of the earlier weeks defeats was playing heavily on the players minds as Nassington galloped off to a flying start despite an early wicket for the returning Nick "silver fox" Page, with panic seeming to set in and some ridiculous fielding efforts allowing comedy extra's, spilled catches and simply unacceptable errors it looked like Nassington were in the game.
However a mid run chase bowling spell by Woodward (12overs 2 for 36) and Cafferkey (7 overs 1 for 28, sealing his MoM status) saved any blushes and left a late Nassington charge with too much to do despite some more poor bowling and fielding meaning it all got too close in the end (Nassington finishing on 248-8)
The Rams celebrate their first win, focus on some excellent batting and now target the area's to improve on to move their season forward in the coming weeks to move further up the table!