The weather was fairly kind but after a mix up over start time and concern about the light later on a match of 15 overs was agreed upon.
The Nottinghamshire team were still arriving so they went into bat. Ben (“on your toes”) Lawson did a great job keeping wicket. Brave, without a helmet, and diving this way and that he saved many a run with his speedy reflexes. Over half the DDLS team bowled and they have never bowled better. There were hardly any wides or no balls.
Wickets were taken by Phil Bramall (2), Kieran Chappell, Shaiob Azad (2), Manjot Shokar, James Newton with brilliant catches from Manjot, James and Josh Last. After 15 overs Nottingham had 62 runs leaving Derbyshire feeling fairly confident.
The team took a while to get into their swing. With two men out quickly there was still only one run on the board! Josh Last hit the only six of the game – a spectacular sight which galvanised Derbyshire into action and the runs started to pile on. Comedy gold was provided by Ellis Pugh (sorry Ellis) who batted well but also collided with his batting partner in the middle of the wicket mid run and also decided he would run on a misfield but not tell David Williams, who looked bemused when Ellis appeared next to him and David had the walk back to the Pavilion.
In a gripping finale, the steady partnership of Phil Bramall and James Newton scored the winning runs with just eight balls in hand.
Well done to everyone that took part and thank you to the organisers, particularly David Williams – a great local law society event.