HCPCL,D2: Town collapse to Harefield defeat

Reported By Andrew Holland

Harefield were the visitors to Buckingham on Saturday, and after winning the toss they elected to bat first.

Tom Day (10) and Jack Fosberry (15) opened up for Harefield and they saw through the opening half an hour before both fell in consecutive overs with a wicket apiece for Kallan Braid-Ball and George Humphries. Dhavalkumar Norotam had scored 13 when he was trapped lbw by Braid-Ball which brought Russell Petley and Lee Tyrrell to the wicket. The pair played and missed regularly, but saw off the opening bowlers and put on 38 for the fourth wicket. Braid-Ball returned to the attack to remove Tyrrell and Nuwan Jayasena chipped in with a wicket as the visitors reached 88 for 5 at lunch.

After the break Humphries struck quickly to remove Petley for 28 which brought Thomas McLeod to the wicket to join Jamie Knife. As with before the break Buckingham had both batsmen playing and missing on regular occasions, but they managed to survive and put on a partnership of 39. The partnership was finally broken when Braid-Ball removed Knife for 28 followed by skipper Jack Parish picking up his first wicket. Harefield skipper Doug King came in at number 10 and scored 24 from 15 balls to take the score up to 172 before Humphries took the final two wickets in the same over. McLeod finished 24 not out while Braid-Ball took 4 for 54 and Humphries 4 for 58.

Kallan Braid Ball

George Humphries

The Buckingham response got off to a bad start as Jordan McLeod and Doug King removed four of the top five inside 10 overs to reduce the hosts to 34 for 4. Leigh Tomlinson and Jack Deal came together, and while McLeod kept the pressure on from one end they were able to score off the change bowlers at the other. The pair put on 70 to take the score to 104 for 4 at tea.

Jack Deal

The pair moved the score onto 124 after tea before McLeod had Tomlinson caught at slip for 34. Deal went on to bring up his half century from 72 balls before he became McLeod’s fifth victim for 55. King returned to pick up Humphries and then McLeod claimed a sixth by removing Jayasena for 9. Lee Tyrrell removed Alex O’Dell and the game was finished when Thomas McLeod took a stunning one handed catch to remove Braid-Ball as Buckingham were all out for 154.

T. Day+ lbw b Braid-Ball 10 (23)
J. Fosberry c O’Dell b Humphries 15 (32)
D. Norotam lbw b Braid-Ball 13 (17)
R. Petley c Parish b Humphries 28 (70)
L. Tyrrell c Pearson b Braid-Ball 15 (32)
P. Vyas lbw b Jayasena 8 (14)
J. Knife c O’Dell b Braid-Ball 28 (58)
T. McLeod Not Out 24 (67)
A. Seymour lbw b Parish 4 (11)
D. King* b Humphries 24 (15)
J. McLeod c& b Humphries 0 (3)
Extras (3lb) 3
Total 172 all out
57 overs

FoW: 26-1 (Day, 8.2); 26-2 (Fosberry, 9.5); 40-3 (Norotam, 14.2); 78-4 (Tyrrell, 24.3); 87-5 (Vyas, 27.4); 91-6 (Petley, 34.4); 130-7 (Knife, 46.5); 139-8 (Seymour, 51.5); 172-9 (King, 56.3); 172-10 (J. McLeod, 56.6)

K. Braid-Ball 17-5-54-4
G. Humphries 19-4-58-4
J. Parish 9-1-33-1
N. Jayasena 12-4-24-1

L. Gough c Day b King 8 (11)
S. Brunning c Day b J. McLeod 5 (4)
A. Pearson c Knife b J. McLeod 13 (18)
L. Tomlinson c King b J. McLeod 34 (65)
R. Large b J. McLeod 4 (9)
J. Deal b J. McLeod 55 (82)
J. Parish* Not Out 5 (18)
G. Humphries c Day b King 0 (3)
N. Jayasena lbw b J. McLeod 9 (6)
A. O’Dell+ c Day b Tyrrell 1 (11)
K. Braid-Ball c T. McLeod b King 0 (3)
Extras (11b, 4lb, 5w) 20
Total 154 all out
38.2 overs

FoW: 10-1 (Brunning, 1.6); 14-2 (Gough, 2.4); 28-3 (Pearson, 7.1); 34-4 (Large, 9.4); 124-5 (Tomlinson, 29.3); 139-6 (Deal, 33.2); 142-7 (Humphries, 34.1); 151-8 (Jayasena, 35.1); 153-9 (O’Dell, 37.4); 154-10 (Braid-Ball, 38.2)

D. King 13.2-0-53-3
J. McLeod 17-3-42-6
L. Tyrrell 5-1-26-1 (5w)
T. McLeod 2-0-13-0
D. Norotam 1-0-5-0

Harefield won by 18 runs.

Buckingham – 7 points
Harefield – 25 points

SSMFL,D2: Grendon boss ready for pre-season training

Grendon Rangers are back training on Monday 26th June.

Rangers boss Matt Parsons told Sports Shots;

Having guided the club to 14th in the league having taken over with the team bottom, it ended up being a successful season.
But now I’m looking to push on and improve on last season.

We can’t sit still and have to continue improving. Since taking charge the mentality of the players has changed. We are now a team looking to compete at the right end of the table. The attitude of the players has changed and I want to run the whole club as professionally as possible at this level of football.

We don’t charge players to play, we have winter training in place and groundsman of the year winning again. Players couldn’t ask for anymore.

Would be great to see new players looking for a change of team or new challenge.

Please keep up to date by checking Facebook or twitter @Grendon_Rangers

Monday 26th June we train at The Ground, Main Street, Grendon Underwood. HP18 0SP. 7.15pm-9pm

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SSMFL,D2: Grendon Rangers announce AGM news

Grendon Rangers held their AGM on Tuesday 20 June when the following appointments were made:-

Life President:
Mrs P Hearne

Mr W Hearne

Life Vice-Presidents:
Mr M Cox
Mrs B Fletcher
Mrs B McLean

Mr N Jackman
Mr R Lacey
Mr F Lane
Mr R Hawkins
Mrs M Haddow
Mr D Knight
Mr I Leslie
Mr M Hankers
Mr D Golby
Mr R Taylor

Chairman: P Jackman
Vice-Chairman: A Benfield
Treasurer: A Benfield
Secretary: P Busby
Club Captain: S Leonard
Club Welfare Officer: P Jackman
Youth team Coordinator: C Scanlon

Committee members: H Cain, R Taylor, J West, P Newall

First Team Manager: M Parsons/A Burrows

Res Team Manager TBD

U7 Manager T Beasley

U8 Manager M York

U10 Manager D and J Spear

U11 Manager R Culverhouse/C Weber

U13 Manager K Beard/J Sisk

U15 Manager C Scanlon


The Club invites expressions of interest in joining the committee or acting as Res Team Manager-anyone interested should contact the Chairman on 01296 770568, or 07733276479 or carolejackman@hotmail.com.

Men’s pre-season starts at Grendon Village Hall at 7pm on Monday 26 June – all players old and new are welcome to attend the free of charge sessions.

STATEMENT – Dale James joins Sports Shots on a full-time basis!

Sports Shots is absolutely thrilled to announce that Dale James has joined us on a full-time basis.

Dale James

Dale has supported the Sports Shots brand more and more over recent months and joins us with immediate effect.

Having been appointed as the media man at Spartan South Midlands League, division 1 Winslow United, Dale moved to Ardley United in the Uhlsport Hellenic League, premier division.

During this time Dale gradually increased his support of Sports Shots and, in particular, produced some excellent coverage of the Buckingham Charity Cup competitions

We are delighted that Dale has decided to join us as he is an outstanding Photo-Journalist.

We strongly believe that Dale has the talent to make a name for himself in the local non-league football circuit, something that he has already started to do.

Dale becomes a joint administrator of the Sports Shots Facebook page and Twitter newsfeed; please note we are now @sportsshotsnews


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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 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.