Cae Glas’ decision to invite Shifnal III to bat first on an excellent track backfired spectacularly as their opening pair created an opening stand of 197 whilst the Glas bowlers toiled in the heat. To add to our woes, skipper Keith Yapp had to leave the field suffering from heat stroke after 10 overs! Bring back the cooler weather!
James Shaw, playing his first game for Shifnal on his return from Australia struck a chanceless 115, and Charlie Kidson also making his season debut, weighed in with 83 to allow the Shifnal skipper to declare on 269-3 giving Cae Glas 51 overs to chase for victory.
Despite a solid start and some fine strokeplay from Ben Oakley (23) and Ruch Nimantha (44), Cae Glas were unable to maintain their momentum and hung on for a creditable losing draw, as Yapp, batting with a runner, saw off the last 2 overs to secure the draw points as they closed on 181-9.