KIDMORE END won their first match of the season at the Brakspear Ground on Saturday, a result that saw hosts HENLEY 2nds slip to the foot of Division 1.
Having won the toss and opting to bat, the visitors established a strong start scoring 49 runs for the opening partnership between Waldron and Dixon.
The tone of the day was set early as Henley opened up with Ashraf, a spinner, who would bowl 25 continuous overs through the Kidmore innings.
Henley’s seam bowlers were ineffective and Joe Dixon punished them with fluent drives as he recorded his highest league score this year of 66.
With many fielders set back on the boundary, scoring was slow and at 34 overs Kidmore had reached 101-1. Scoring at just over three an over meant that the middle and lower order had to accelerate to make the most of the solid start.