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HCPCL,D2: Town lose final over thriller by Andrew Holland

By Andrew Holland

Buckingham lost the toss and were asked to bat first by Amersham on Saturday.

Liam Gough and Steve Brunning opened up for Buckingham, and saw off the opening bowlers with a partnership of 31. Haseeb Ali was introduced into the attack in the 10th over and immediately struck as he removed Gough for 24. The in-form Ash Pearson came in at number 3, and alongside Brunning scored steadily up to the drinks break with a partnership of 72. Straight after the break Stuart Rogers made the breakthrough as he trapped Brunning lbw for 36. Pearson went on to bring up his 50 from 67 balls as he was joined by Rob Large and Buckingham began to start increasing the run rate heading into the last 20 overs. After adding 88 at a run a ball Rogers claimed a second wicket by dismissing Pearson for 73. Large brought up a 52-ball half century before falling to the returning Ali which left Jonny Cater and Jack Deal at the crease. They added 39 in just 27 balls with Cater making a 27 ball 38 before being bowled by Alexander Lines, and Deal finishing 17 not out (14 balls) as the innings closed on 270 for 5.

The Buckingham opening bowlers started well in defence of their total, Callum Price taking the early wicket of Adam Ali for 7. Paul Langley scored 24, and was looking settled before being dismissed by George Humphries. That brought Robert and Andrew Viney to the crease together. After a slow start they began to pick up the rate against the Buckingham change bowlers. Both passed their 50s, Robert from 66 balls and Andrew from 70 balls as they added 167 leaving the hosts needing 65 from the final 11 overs. Nuwan Jayasena returned to the attack and struck immediately as he had Robert Viney caught on the boundary for 88. Kallan Braid-Ball returned at the other end and between them the pair took regular wickets to slow the Amersham victory charge. 5 wickets fell for 28 runs leaving 37 needed from 27 balls with 3 wickets left, but Andrew Viney was still at the crease. The Amersham skipper looked set to take his side home, closing to within 13 runs of victory when he was caught on the boundary for 90. At the start of the final over Amersham needed 11, and Haseeb Ali scored 7 from 2 balls before hitting the winning runs with a 6. Jayasena took 4 for 59 from his 10 overs.

L. Gough c Jackson b H. Ali 24 (41)
S. Brunning lbw b Rogers 36 (65)
A. Pearson c Langley b Rogers 73 (97)
R. Large c Helm b H. Ali 52 (56)
J. Cater*+ b Lines 38 (27)
J. Deal Not Out 17 (14)
C. Price Not Out 5 (4)
Extras (12lb, 5w, 8nb) 25
Total 270-5
50 overs

FoW: 31-1 (Gough, 9.5); 103-2 (Brunning, 26.4); 191-3 (Pearson, 40.3); 213-4 (Large, 44.2); 252-5 (Cater, 48.4)

A. Lines 10-1-52-1 (2w)
S. Helm 10-0-62-0 (2nb)
H. Ali 8-0-44-2 (1w, 4nb)
S. Rogers 10-0-42-2 (1w)
M. Liyanapathiranage 10-0-52-0 (1w, 2nb)
M. John 2-0-6-0
A. Ali b Price 7 (14)
P. Langley c Cater b Humphries 24 (40)
R. Viney+ c Price b Jayasena 88 (105)
A. Viney* c Large b Braid-Ball 90 (99)
M. Liyanapathiranage c Large b Jayasena 2 (9)
M. John c Price b Jayasena 5 (8)
L. Jackson lbw b Braid-Ball 0 (2)
S. Helm c Large b Jayasena 7 (6)
S. Rogers Not Out 7 (8)
H. Ali Not Out 13 (6)
Extras (6lb, 24w) 30
Total 273-8
49.3 overs

FoW: 25-1 (A. Ali, 7.1); 39-2 (Langley, 10.4); 206-3 (R. Viney, 39.1); 210-4 (Liyanapathiranage, 41.1); 226-5 (John, 43.6); 227-6 (Jackson, 44.3); 234-7 (Helm, 45.3); 258-8 (A. Viney, 48.2)

K. Braid-Ball 9-1-48-2 (3w)
C. Price 7.3-0-47-1 (8w)
G. Humphries 10-0-46-1 (3w)
J. Parish 7-0-32-0 (3w)
N. Jayasena 10-0-59-4 (2w)
L. Gough 6-0-35-0 (5w)

Amersham win by 2 wickets.

Buckingham – 9 points
Amersham – 20 points

OCA,D1: Horwood suffer defeat at Wolvercote

Great Horwood suffered a 6 wicket defeat at Wolvercote on Saturday.

After winning the toss Horwood opted to bat first and openers Stuart Parker and Sam Willett set about building a platform for the innings as they shared a partnership of 87 in the first 25 overs so with 20 overs remaining Horwood were well set to post a decent score. Willet fell first for 39 and Parker then fell shortly after for 47 and Horwood were unable to get the momentum required in the final overs despite 17 from Glyn Davies and 15 from Chris Mcstraw. The innings fell a little flat and Horwood closed on 161-8.

Wolvercote followed suit as there openers also got their innings off to a steady start with a partnership of 49 when Adam Armitage got the breakthrough in the 16th over. Horwood were able to stem the flow of runs as Wolvercote only managed to add 36 in the next 15 overs and when Dale Armitage picked up 2 wickets in 2 balls they were well in the game, so after 30 overs the score was 85-3.
Wickets in hand proved to be vital though as Wolvercote were able to chance their arm in the final 15 overs and even another wicket from Dale Armitage couldn’t prevent them reaching their total with 2 overs to spare.

SSMFL,D1: Winslow United announce club’s plans for 2017-18 campaign

Winslow United have made a number of announcements as the club looks ahead to the 2017-18 campaign.

Paul Alleyne

The club recently announced the appointment of Paul Alleyne as first team manager, along with Ronnie Joe and Steve Garbutt as his management team.

New Winslow United manager Paul Alleyne (centre) flanked by his management team of Ronnie Joe and Steve Garbutt.

Pre-season arrangements are in full swing and training commences at Elmfields Gate on Tuesday 13 June at 7:00PM.

Fixtures have already been lined up as follows:

11/07/17: Swindon Town XI H – 7:45pm

18/07/17: Leighton Town H 7:45pm

22/07: Grendon Rangers A 3:00pm

27/07: Old Bradwell United A 6:30pm

There are more games in the pipeline and the club, along with Paul, Ronnie and Steve, would like to stress that all players, new, existing and former are welcome to attend training.

In addition the club is delighted to announce that Matt Marsden, manager of the club’s successful Under 18s side, will be stepping up to run the Development side and the Under 18s, who will be playing in the Allied Counties League for 2017/18, will be managed by Festus Olubayo.

PSF: Buckingham Athletic announce ticket information for MK Dons visit

Buckingham Athletic will take on EFL Division 1 MK Dons at Stratford Fields in a pre-season friendly on Tuesday July 4th, kick off 7:30pm.

Buckingham Athletic v MK Dons – Pre-season friendly 2015.

Tickets will be priced £6 per adult, £4 concession,  £2 children over 5 – 16 and Under 5’s go free.

Tickets will be on sale from Saturday afternoon and will be available from the club house.

Although tickets will be available on the day (pay on the gate) Anybody wanting to attend the game are asked to purchase their tickets ahead of the game to help with access.

Extra parking will be available on the day inside the club.

Clubhouse will be open from 5:30 on the night – where hot food and drinks will be available.

Images below from the last time MK Dons visited Stratford Fields.


CL,D2: Town II’s prepare to host leaders Cropredy

Dom Pritchard has named his Buckingham Town II side to play host to the Cherwell League, Division 2 leaders Cropredy at Bourton Road on Saturday.

Dom Pritchard

Steve Brunning is promoted to the first team with Matthew Thatcher promoted to fill his openers berth.

Jason Ell in action for Buckingham Town at Great & Little Tew, Saturday 1st August 2015

Seam duo Jason Ell and Lester Smart will strengthen the bowling department as Town II look to quickly bounce back from their first defeat of the season last weekend.
Team this week is:
Anthony Romaine
Matthew Thatcher
Steve Beck
Callum Cater
Steve Lewis
Jason Ell
Lester Smart
James Gear
Ben Stafford
Alex O’Dell
Dom Pritchard

ACYFL: Buckingham Athletic seek new Youth management team

Buckingham Athletic Football Club are looking for a new u18 management team following the departure of Steve Farmborough – the team will continue to play in the very high quality midweek league of the Allied Counties, Berks & Bucks County Cup and the FA Youth Cup.

Applicants will need to work together with both development manager and Club manager to help develop and introduce players into the senior system and anybody interested should apply to the club by emailing to Chairman Tony Checkley on subject: YOUTH TEAM together with a brief CV of previous experience.

As a Charter Status club it would be advantageous that any applicant to have FA Level 1 in Coaching Football and FA First Aid certificates.

Minor Counties: Town’s Gough set for Bucks debut

Bucks will play their 1,000th match in the Minor Counties Championship when they play Suffolk in their opening three-day Eastern Division match of the summer at Bury St Edmunds on Sunday.

Liam Gough

Bucks, whose first Championship match was against Oxfordshire at Thame in 1895, give a Unicorns Championship debut to Buckingham’s Liam Gough, son of the legendary England and Yorkshire fast bowler Darren Gough.

Lee Tyrrell, of Harefield, also plays his first game.

The side includes three players from both High Wycombe and Tring Park

Bucks will be holding their 1,000th match celebrations, during their home game with Norfolk at Burnham from June 18-20

Masoor Khan (Clevedon)
AJ Woodland (Tring Park)
Liam Gough (Buckingham)
Garry Park (Swarkeston)
Mike Payne (Tring Park) capt
Pat Castleden (High Wycombe)
Rob Pritchard (Tring Park)
Lee Tyrrell (Harefield)
Matt Rance (Chesham)
Cam Parsons (High Wycombe)
Tom Hampton (High Wycombe)

Last time out –

Bucks missed their chance to qualify for the Unicorns Trophy quarter-finals, losing to Hertfordshire by three wickets the final group game last Sunday. Victory would have seen Bucks top the group, but despite an outstanding all-round display from Garry Park, they were unable to deny the visitors victory. The former Derbyshire player followed his half-century with five wickets, but it was not enough to carry Bucks through.
After a delayed start, following heavy overnight rain, Bucks, who were put in, got off to a steady start. Openers Masoor Khan and AJ Woodland laid the platform for a good total with a half-century stand. Shelvin Gumbs, with 44 off 48 balls, and Mike Payne, with a run-a-ball unbeaten 40, supported Garry’s 56 as they accelerated to 245-6 from the 50 overs – which at the time looked a defendable score.
However, with conditions drying out, the Bucks bowlers, with the exception of Cameron Parsons, were unable to contain the Hertfordshire top order as they cruised to 113-1. Although Park, the fifth bowler used, took wickets at regular intervals to keep in with a good chance, with the sixth wicket falling at 190, a rapid seventh-wicket stand between Reece Hussain (nephew of Nasser) and James Leather guided Herts to the brink of victory, which came with 13 balls to spare, despite Park’s spell of 5-38.

Buckingham United announce 2016-17 award winners

Buckingham United announced their award winners for the 2016-17 season.

The award winners were;

BUFC B 16/17 Players Player Jacob Field
BUFC B 16/17 Goal of the Season Olly Watts
BUFC B 16/17 Incredulous Henry Jones
BUFC B 16/17 Supporters player Matt Carr
BUFC B 16/17 Managers Player Ben Oxley
BUFC B 16/17 Most Improved Alex Bush
BUFC B 16/17 Golden Boot Matt Carr

BUFC Firsts 16/17 Players Player John Westcott
BUFC Firsts 16/17 Goal of Season Kemzi
BUFC Firsts 16/17 Incredulous Jimi Richardson
BUFC Firsts 16/17 Supporter Player John Westcott
BUFC Firsts 16/17 Golden Boot Mitchell Young
BUFC Firsts 16/17 Most improved Tom Goodgame
BUFC Firsts 16/17 Managers Player John Westcott

BUFC A 16/17 Players player Dale Armitage
BUFC A 16/17 Goal of season Lewis Dench
BUFC A 16/17 Incredulous Ash Corrick
BUFC A 16/17 Supporters player Jack Stutchbury
BUFC A 16/17 Managers Player Dale Armitage
BUFC A 16/17 Most Improved Ash Corrick
BUFC A 16/17 Golden Boot Ash Urquhart

BUFC Reserves 16/17 Players player Jonny Ackroyd
BUFC Reserves 16/17 Goal of season Dave Akam
BUFC Reserves 16/17 Incredulous Neil Hailstone
BUFC Reserves 16/17 Suppporters Player Tom Goodgame
BUFC Reserves 16/17 Golden boot Jonny Ackroyd
BUFC Reserves 16/17 Most improved Ben Oxley
BUFC Reserves 16/17 Managers Player Neil Hailstone

BUFC Clubman 16/17 Adam Bray
BUFC Outstanding Contribution 16/17 John Westcott