Excitement was building at the White Hill Field as the challengers Somerset Bridge have knocked Southampton Rangers down for 142, but the challengers could not get close as they were bowled out for 37.
In a match reduced to 40 overs due to a wet wicket, Somerset Bridge won the toss and sent the cup holders Southampton Rangers to bat.
Opener Alex Dore was the top scorer with 35, while Janeiro Tucker added 31 and Dion Stovell scored 30. Torleair Caines was the pick of the Somerset Bridge bowlers with figures of 7.1-1-24-3, while Jamie Raynor bowled 5-1-17-2.
In reply Somerset Bridge fell 105 runs short, Noel Woods was their top scorer with 16. Derrick Brangman was the pick of the Southampton Rangers bowlers with figures of 8-3-14-4, while Vernon Eve bowled 5.1-2-6-2 and Dion Stovell bowled 4-0-6-2.
Southampton Rangers Inning
..35 Alex Dore c Sean Perinchief b Noel Woods ..01 Kwame Tucker c Sean Perinchief b Torleair Caines ..10 Derrick Brangman c Charles Trott b Torleair Caines ..04 Ricardo Brangman c Donnie Charles b Jamie Raynor ..08 Ian Armstrong c Scott Tucker b Jamie Raynor ..30 Dion Stovell c Shary Tavares b Noel Woods ..31 Janeiro Tucker b Torleair Caines ..00 Rohann Simons b Shawn Riley ..08 Kevin Tucker c Jason Smith b Donnie Charles ..00 Vernon EveRun Out ..00 Tayo Smith Not Out ..15 Extras (1b-4lb-9w-1nb) 142 Total All Out after 36.1 overs
..16 Noel Woods Run Out ..00 Shawn Perinchief b Kevin Tucker ..04 Shawn Riley c Ricardo Brangman b Derrick Brangman ..08 Joshua Gilbert b Dion Stovell ..00 Donnie Charles st Ricardo Brangman b Derrick Brangman ..00 Jason Smith b Dion Stovell ..05 Clarence Trott c Dion Stovell b Derrick Brangman ..01 Torleair Caines c 7 b Derrick Brangman ..00 Shary Tavares c Ricardo Brangman b Vernon Eve ..00 Scott Tucker c Rohann Simons b Vernon Eve ..00 Jamie Raynor Not Out ..3 Extras (1b-2lb) ..37 Total All Out after 23.1 overs