Charterhouse 251-4 (40 overs) (Gallyer 87, Thomas 63, Clinton 56)
Butterflies 222-4 Charterhouse won by 29 runs
The weather returned to form on Sunday 20 May with a bitter north wind making fielding (and scoring) a most unpleasant experience. Charterhouse won the toss and decided to bat, helping themselves to 36 runs off the first four overs as the Butterflies, for many of whom this was their first game of the season, found their range.
While the bowling became much tighter after this point (the fifth over was a maiden) the tone had been set and Tom Gallyer and Jack Thomas plundered 118 runs off the first 20 overs before Thomas was adjudged leg before wicket by a somewhat hasty umpire. There was no reduction in run-rate when Henry Clinton joined his captain and the pair put on fifty in just seven overs before Gallyer holed out 13 short of what had appeared a certain century. Clinton went past fifty in even time and, with Tom Gordon-Martin delivering some lusty blows the home team set an seemingly unassailable target of 252 off just forty overs.
As the previous day, Sean Brennan and Hector Don bowled with great control and by the time they ended their spells ten overs had gone and the visitors had amassed a meagre 23-1. Things were not about to improve and when Tom Hurly caught the dangerous Weaving off his own bowling, the Butterflies were 40-2 and 14 overs had gone. At this point the opener, Bomford, had scored a modest 4 runs and appeared to be in no hurry. He quickened the pace as the innings progressed and finished with a splendid unbeaten hundred which included nine fours and six sixes.
Despite vigorous flurries from him, Judd, Butler and Robson, however, the School were always in control of events and even managed to spill a plethora of catches as they coasted to a comfortable victory.