Barry Richards cracked his maiden ton as the seconds stayed in sight of the league leaders, after getting the better of their drawn clash with Bomere Heath.
Asked to bat for the fourth consecutive time, the team got off to the worst possible start after losing consistent opener, Nick Chesters in the third ball of the innings without a run on the board.
Further wickets soon fell and the seconds found themselves standing at 19-3 before Barry Richards and a watchful Pete Bowyer (30) shared a fourth-wicket partnership of 130.
Going for quick runs, Richards was finally bowled in the penultimate over for a magnificent 115 which included 8 sixes, and 12 fours, leaving the home side on a challenging 199-6.
In reply, led by Paul Bolland’s 33, Bomere set about their task in a positive manner. But the loss of regular wickets to John Clarke (4-50) and Nick Morris (3-38) meant that the late middle order had to ‘shut up shop’ with Adam Muller finishing on a creditable 39 not out and leaving the visitors on 166-8.
Cae Glas 2nd XI 14 points
Bomere Heath 2nd XI 8 points