On a baking hot April day, a makeshift Totty side, comprising a few firsts, some seconds and a couple of young lads edged to a 10 run victory against a similarly-put together Brooksbottom XI in Summerseat. In glorious conditions, victory was laid with a super 44 run opening stand between the CDO and young Ryan, who managed a few lusty blows before picking out one big shot too many. The CDO settled in for his usual crease occupation, allowing the rest to play around him, with Totty eventually managing a respectable 138.

Brox put up a spirited chase, but eventually fell around 10 runs short, with useful bowling stints from a number of players. With plenty of Totty folk in attendance, this was a nice way to kick off 2011; let's hope the league teams can pick up the good work in 2 weeks time!

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