Robertsbridge skipper Keith Pagan won another crucial toss and inserted Battle in bowler friendly conditions. With plenty of swing on offer the Battle openers Phil Harrod (20) and Laurnece Flint (48) worked hard to put on 86 for the opening wicket. However when Rob Geaney (17-4-51-5) made the breakthrough wickets began to fall in a cluster and Battle quickly found themselves 96-3, undoing the good work of the openers. Despite Tony Boardman (25) steadying the innings Battle were only able to post 164. By the time Robertsbridge came to bat the sun had dried the pitch into a batsmen's paradise, Keith Pagan (64no) and Martin Simms(83) took full advantage with a swashbuckling opening stand of 150. Simms was the only wicket to fall, stumped for 83 and Robertsbridge completed a 9 wicket win with nearly 20 overs to spare.