Nailsea came away from their trip to Old Down with a well earned victory.
Once skipper Rob Lange had lost the toss, Nailsea were asked to bat in overcast conditions.
The Nailsea innings was to be dominated by Ryan Lester, continuing his recent good form.
In what was to be a low scoring affair, his 62, from just 56 deliveries, was to prove the crucial difference between the teams. After early wickets, only Ryan Orr, with a patient 12 and Tony Hill, with 15, made it into double figures, as Nailsea closed on a slightly disappointing 138.
In reply, after losing an early wicket to Mike Rowcliffe, ( 1-18 ), Old Down made steady progress and at 40 for 1, looked well placed in their pursuit of the target.
However, from that point onward, Nailsea’s bowlers were to prove too good for their opponents.
Jack Smith started the rot with 3-8 from 5 overs and with Ryan Lester sealing a fine all round performance, by adding 3 – 31 to his vital runs, Old Down’s middle order was blown away.
With Ian Sherreard returning to pick up 3 -24, the innings concluded with Old Down all out for 97, leaving Nailsea winners by 41 runs. Another good performance from the Nailsea team, who entertain Abbots Leigh next weekend at The Grove.