A local derby was played out at the Valley this evening. Ventnor Blue were invited to bat first and reached a credible 69-4 after 12 overs. Oliver and Nathaniel finished with strong bowling figures. In response, Ventnor Gold’s top order made a strong start with Oliver Cheeseman retiring on 26 after just three overs. Nathaniel and Thomas secured the victory with Ventnor Gold winning by 5 wickets. The win takes the team to joint top of the table with Ryde. To be honest the actual winner was the ‘spirit of cricket’; with 13 boys and girls representing the club with pride and all contributing to a very enjoyable evening. Team photo attached along with a photo of the toss. Many thanks to Toby Noyes for Umpiring this evening – great to see the older lads supporting the Colts.