The rain made an unwelcome return to the Warwickshire Taverners Trophy this week with several matches having to adopt a reduced overs format.
CP Bigwood and Wragge and Co. faced each other in a tight contest that went down to the final ball, the former taking the victory by just one run.
Elsewhere, Clement Keys set lawyers Gateley a competitive total of 136 which was enough to see them home by 13 runs despite the efforts of Gateley skipper James White, who scored 36 before having to retire.
The Phoenix Group made a statement of intent in this year’s tournament by hammering lawyers Shakespeares by ten wickets.
Darren Kok took four wickets for just six runs in his two overs with Shakespeares reaching 68 all out.
Just 28 of those runs came from the bat.
Phoenix made light work of the total and reached their target in only 4.6 overs with Kok also in the runs.
Phoenix clearly have one eye on the net run rate and must hope that if the calculators come out again come semi-final time that this victory has given their run rate decisive boost.
Lawyers DAC Beachcroft lost both of their opening fixtures this week to a combination of the weather and a deluge of property deals that meant that GVA Grimley had to re-arrange.
Warwickshire Taverners Trophy Week 4:
CP Bigwood 131-7 off 16 overs (Rory Daley 20, J Reilly 2/15) beat Wragge and Co 130-5 off 16 overs (J Lavander 34) by one run; Clement Keys 136 -7 off 16 overs beat Gateley 123-8 off 16 overs (James White 36*, Mark Cashmore 2/12) by 13 runs; Shakespeares 68 all out off 15.1 overs (Kok 4/6) lost to The Phoenix Group 69-0 off 4.6 overs (Acaster 33*) by 10 wickets.