Roding Valley after being put to bat first at Jack Carter Pavilion (Oakfield Playing Fields Fairlop) by Spartans were all out for 174/10 in 45 overs. Most of their batters managed starts but could not convert into big individual scores. From the bowlers, Rajesh (Bob) was the pick of the lot taking 3/37 in 9 overs including a maiden. Apart from Rajesh, Kicho and Ahmad made key contributions with the ball taking 2wkts a piece.
Chasing 175, Spartans Essex Cricket Club did face some early jitters as Roding Valley did manage to give a fight. However, Shivakanth Elluri anchored the chase with a brilliant unbeaten half century smashing 77* off 121 balls which included 7 boundaries. Shiva also got good support from Reddy (10 runs) with whom he stitched 40 run stand for the 7th wicket and Rajesh (27*) with whom he stitched an unbeaten 62 run stand for the 8th wicket as Spartans CC crossed the victory line in the 44th over winning the match by 3 wkts.