In a rain interrupted game, Bramshaw made a good start in pursuit of Sway’s 170, but when Tom Arnold was out for 41, the visitors slipped from 61-2 to 72-6 – the collapse being triggered by the impressive spin of Dan Bailey (4-18).
However, the players were twice taken off for rain at 90-6, with Bramshaw behind the run rate needed to go through. When the heavens finally stopped and the ground dried out, Sway found the going with the wet ball difficult and Bramshaw got a foothold back in the game, the hosts conceding a significant number of wides among the 41 extras they gifted the visitors.
But Zane DiMonte (29), was caught by keeper Alex Hall off Josh Bailey – and when the same bowler castled James Martin going for a big heave with one to win, Sway sensed a win. It was not to be as Jonty Loveless shovelled the winning runs over the field.
Earlier, Sway chose to bat first but found the going difficult on a lively pitch and against a well-disciplined Bramshaw attack, falling to 31-4.
But Tom Burton continued to look in excellent nick throughout his hard-hit 40 and after he was joined by Oscar Marshall – who batted nicely and made 50 – and big hitters Hugo Chandler (12) and Dave Steadman (34) got in, Sway posted a competitive score.