Seaford Seagulls 242-6 Clive Vale 117-8  Scorecard

On a sunny afternoon at Newlands in Seaford, Vale won the toss and asked Seaford to bat.

Seaford were quickly into their stride aided by some wayward bowling from the Vale opening bowlers. Seaford were piling on the runs before Pooley was finally run out for 37. Opening batsman Miles continued to play well, making 107 before retiring later in the innings. Other contributions came from Coplestone (31) and Varden (35) before being trapped in front for Chris Thomas' (1-15) maiden wicket for Vale. The best of Vale's bowlers was skipper Carl Brook who took 3-52 with the other wicket being taken by Steve Brook (1-23).

As news broke of England's Ashes triumph over Australia, Vale's reply got off to a bad start losing two quick wickets. Skipper Brook steadied the ship before miscuing one to deepish mid-wicket for 28. Brother Steve started to look good but miss timed one to make 12. The wickets then continued to fall and with the batting line up reduced to 10 men due to an injury to Matt Bowles, Seaford looked to have the result in the bag.

For the last 14 or so overs, chairman Ivan Buss (8 not out) batted with Andy Hayes (39 not out) to try and hold the draw and despite Hayes receiving one which popped sharply to the side of his head from Seaford fast bowler Broad, they resisted and Vale scraped through with a draw.