As if to emphasise the quality of the pitches at Nailsea again this season, Nailsea Thirds took on St Mary Redcliffe in a game that was to yield just 6 wickets for well over 400 runs. Combined with the Second team game, only 11 wickets fell at the ground on Saturday whilst more than 850 runs were scored.
The Thirds batted first and after the early loss of Ben Foran, Tony Warren added a fine 35 before he too fell. Steve Pursey then joined Adrian Procter and the pair took Nailsea to 213 at tea, without further loss. Procter finished on a fine 91* with Pursey on 54*.
The day continued to offer little for the bowlers, as St Mary Redcliffe replied in fine style. Wickets for Rich Billows, Pursey and Manazar, could not contain the batsmen, as the target was reached for the loss of just 4 wickets. Mention to young James Warren, who bowled well in his spell without success.