The forth match of the season we played Sparta at home and and winning the toss we decided to bat. After losing Douwe early, Sam and Mangesh consolidated with a 32 run partnership before Mangesh fell to a well disguised slower ball. From then on wickets fell regularly with only Rein and Sam having another 32 run stand, with the team stuttering to 123 off 40 overs.
In the field the team lifted with Aldroy and Q starting off with tight spells, both unlucky not to pick up more wickets early with a few tough chances put down. Having the opposition 2/28 after 10, the boys tightened up in the field, lead from the front by Mangesh (5/7 off 9.3) we kept Sparta to 2/14 from the next eleven overs. Everyone the skip threw the ball to bowled well, particularly Shahid (1/10 off 6) in partnership with Mangesh.
Eventually Sparta were bowled out for 76, Bloemendaal CC a hard fought win and leaving the first XI at 2-2 for the season.