Lichfield Nomads were made to battle for victory against Shugborough. After losing the toss and fielding, things got off to a difficult start when the delayed arrival of a player meant the city side were forced to start with ten men. Brannigan and Moss produced a tight spell with the ball, before the former suffered a side strain which removed him from the attack. Brannigan’s misfortune allowed Bourne to take on bowling responsibilities and he kept up the pressure on the batsmen. Lichfield eventually restricted Shugborough to 189 – a figure that the Nomads fancied their chances of reaching. Gardner and George opened up the reply and got off to a quick start, before the latter was bowled by a straight one. Moss joined the remaining opener at the crease and the two continued to chip away at the target. Gardner rode his luck with a couple of dropped catches before Shugborough eventually managed to hang on to one just after the Lichfield man had notched up his fifth half-century of the season. McCumiskey was joined by Scott at the crease after Moss was also dismissed and it looked for a while as though Nomads were going to let their hard work go to waste. A run out for McCumiskey after mis-up was followed by Pickering returning to the hutch via the same method. But Scott made amends for his part in the dismissal of two of his colleagues with a series of fours as he and P Blackburn saw Lichfield over the line with two overs to spare.