Winning the toss & batting first on a low slow track in Park Avenue, RailwayUnion were comfortably in their stride from the off, with the openers copingwell with YMCA's bowling.

This continued for most of the innings, apart froma late flurry of wickets towards the end. With the bat, Tom Fisher made 62,with Trent Johnston making 48, ably supported by Graeme McDonnell with 39.

Best of the YM bowling was captain Strydom with 3 for 28 from his 10, backedup by Nandi with 2 for 41 and Harte 2 for 40 in 10 overs. Railway closed on260/9.

After tea, YM needed a good start from their openers, but both were back inthe pavilion quckly, Strydom caught behind off Conliffe and Lewis LBW toKevin O'Brien.

Only Carl Hosford stuck around, scoring 53, but others losttheir wickets cheaply, only Short (25) and Parkinson (10) making doublefigures.

For Railway Kapoor was the pick of the bowlers, taking 3 for 17,with Graeme McDonnell taking 2 for 10 to go with some excellent catching.The other wickets were shared around.