Rayleigh Fairview 139 All Out (42.2 overs): B Tollon 4-34 (10.0 overs), F Aiano 2-16 (3.0 overs), M Roe 2-31 (7.2 overs), J Southam 2-31 (10.0 overs)
HABCC - Did not bat (match abandoned due to rain)
Bottom of the league played second bottom as we hosted Rayleigh Fairview. Rayleigh won the toss on an overcast day, and surprisingly with a wet pitch elected to bat first.
With a strong team, I opened the bowling with Roey and Jake. Both bowling with tight lines, the ball rarely finding the boundary. Roey got the break through forcing the opening batsmen to knock an easy catch to short mid wicket. Myself and Steve followed the openers into the attack and continued to keep the flow of runs down. Rain was overhead and with their opening batsmen hogging the strike and struggling to be dislodged we let him have the single. Wickets followed, as I picked up a couple of quick ones before the heavens opened and we went off. After 20 minutes or so the rains stopped and we got back onto the field. In tough conditions for batting and bowling we continued to pick up wickets with Jake, Roey and Frankie ending up with two each. Unfortunately as lunch was taken the heavens reopened and finished the game off for the day. Match abandoned at the half way point.