1st X1  v  Wem 2nd August 2008               

Madeley hadn't won for 8 games unlike Wem who had won the last five on the bounce so you would have got a decent bet on us winning this game.

As it happened the skipper won the toss (A rarity just lately) and asked the opposition to bat. The wicket was mostly very dry and in fact probably too dry as the ball went through the top. Although it made batting a little awkward (indifferent pace) it didn't really contribute to the downfall of the Wem batsmen. They were soon in trouble at 22 - 4 and never looked in any sort of control ending with a mere 74 runs 24 of which were extras. Andy Pugh grabbed 4 wickets with Dinesh and Jamie bagging 3 each.
In reply Madeley's innings got off to the worst possible start when the in form Steve Jones was dismissed first ball. However that only seemed to spur Steve Pugh on. The ball regularly found its way to the boundary and 31 came off the first 4 overs. John Fawcett also gave good support and the result never seemed to be in doubt.
Although Statto fell for 34 that was the only other wicket  and Madeley ended very comfortable winners on 75 - 2 after only 18,4 overs.