On a hot day, the Army won the toss and chose to bowl believing they would aim to bowl the RAF out for a reasonably low total and hopefully conserve energy for their second game later in the week. After an early wicket in the first over from Mel Vaggers, Lucy Kelly-Tonge steadied the ship for the RAF and Ellie Day played a Captain’s innings scoring 36 runs. Unfortunately for the RAF, once she fell, the tail couldn’t wag and the Army bowled the RAF out for 101 with Amanda Potgieter the pick of the bowlers with 2 wickets from her conservative 8 overs.
With a low total to defend, the RAF never let the spirits drop and fought bravely however Kim Healey scored 55* on her debut backed up with a solid 35* from Mel Vaggers saw the Army victorious in the 10th over. The Army had come into form at the right time and made their intentions clear to a nervous on-looking Royal Navy side for their upcoming game; surely to be the match that decides the Inter-Service Champions. Kim Healey won player of the match on her Army debut for her 55*, 2 stunning slip catches and bowling 6 overs with 2 wickets for just 17 runs.