We played our first league match on Saturday 25 May, a Division 1 fixture against Middlesbrough, winning 11½ – 6½.
The Durham team of Peter Tymms, Nigel Martin, Dave Parsons and Derek Barron had a great morning session and were 6 up by lunchtime. Things got much harder in the afternoon, however, with the visitors pulling one back to leave Durham with a win by 5 matches.
Up to the last hour the weather was very good and the lawns were fast. The experiment of using rope for the boundary on the bowlers lawn worked very well.
Many thanks to everyone who took part and for excellent the cake and biscuits provided by Susan Martin.