Ninfield Athletic 162-9 Clive Vale 163-3  Scorecard

Clive vale travelled to Ninfield for their first fixture against the newly named Ninfield athletic. With the sunny weather fading Ninfield started promisingly with Sheppard 25 and Eason 25. However excellent if not unfortunate bowling from Matt bowles 1-23 off 10 saw them begged pack. Vale then dominated the next 20 overs through returning from injury Adam wickens 2-44 and Carl brook 4-28. Only some lustful blows from A.Jarvis 52 not out and Vale lent player D.Mortimer 24 not out culminated in a unbroken 80 run 9th wicket partnership which took Ninfield to competitive total during which Vale dropped 10 catches.

In reply Ninfield got 2 wickets early on through Mortimer 1-25 and Saunders 1-22 removing opener Stamp 5 and Steve Brook for 19 but this was there only early success as Andy Hayes 55 not out returned to form, Carl brook 53 and Steve Border 12 not out saw Vale secure another victory with 13 overs to spare.