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Buildbase FAV: MK Robins progress with Vase victory

MK Robins came from behind to progress into the next round of the Buildbase FA Vase today.

George Shrieves

After conceding a seventh minute goal to Fleet Spurs at the MK Irish Centre, Terry Shrieves saw his side bounce back.

On 21 minutes the Robins were level as Rob Macdonald fired home.

Six minutes before half time George Shrieves centre was scuffed by the visiting defender and Jamie Sylvester was on hand to slot home from eight yards out to put the Robins in front.

Shrieves then made it three from a free kick  – see below.

Sylvester made it four on 71 minutes as he scored with a scissor-kick shot.

Buildbase FAV: Ath Cruse into the next round with Vase SIX-cess

Buckingham Athletic hit Hillingdon Borough for SIX as they progressed into the next round of the Buildbase FA Vase this afternoon.

Matt Cruse

Chris Parr gave the Athletic a 36th minute lead before Kevin Owusu scored straight from a corner just two minutes later.

Matt Cruse took the Athletic in ahead after bagging his side’s third on 40 minutes.

Owusu made it four with his second on 72 minutes.

Cruse (84 & 87) completed his hat-trick with two late strikes to make it six.

Thanks to Colin Howkins for the updates.


HCPCL D1: Town to end a very successful campaign in top-flight at Banbury

Buckingham Town finish a very successful first season in the top-flight of the Home Counties Premier League tomorrow (Saturday).

Jack Parish

Jack Parish has seen his side secure their division one status, quite an achievement for the Bourton Road club.

Parish has a number of players unavailable for the trip.

Tomorrow they head to Banbury for their final game of the 2019 campaign in the 50-overs per side format.

Buckingham Town: Jack Parish (Captain), Leigh Tomlinson, Steve Brunning, Mark Hulbert, Rob Large, Jack Deal, Tharindu Rathnayaka, Russell White, George Humphries, Joe Clark, Wasim Fayyaz.

SSMFL,D1: Carter, Cruse & Williamson on target as Ath win first home league encounter

Buckingham Athletic won their first home points of the 2019-20 Spartan South Midlands League, Division 1 campaign this afternoon.

Robbie Carter

Neil Griffiths saw his side defeat Shefford Town & Campton 3-0 at Stratford Fields.

Robbie Carter scored on the stroke of half time to take the home side in ahead.

Matt Cruse made it two on 68 minutes before Jacob Williamson netted just 240 seconds later.

SSMFL, D1 table – 31st August 2019

Thanks to Colin Howkins for the updates.

Buildbase FAV 1RQ: Winslow progress as force 7 Ty-phoon blows away visitors

Winslow United are into the next round of the Buildbase FA Vase after a 7-1 victory over Rushden & Higham at Elmfields gate this afternoon.

Ty Deacon

Ty Deacon smashed in a treble while there was also goals for Ryan Freshwater, Ricky Gwilliam, Shayne Almond and Charlie Abrahams.

Winslow United:







Thanks to Philip Rowe for the updates

Unicorns Championship, Western Division: Oxon attempting to secure top division status for 2020

Oxfordshire are looking to confirm their top division status in the new National Counties Cricket Association West for 2020 when they host Cheshire at Thame Town Cricket Club on Sunday.

Oxfordshire Cricket

Unicorns Championship, Eastern Division: Bucks pushing for a top five finish in final 3-day game

Bucks are pushing for a top five finish in the Unicorns Championship, Eastern Division table so they will be in the top division of the new National Counties Cricket Association, East.

Tom Hampton’s side host Cumberland in their final Championship fixture at Tring Park Cricket Club.

Below is the fixtures and latest Eastern Division table.

Eastern Division fixtures – Matchday 6

Unicorns Championship, Western Division: Oxon looking to cement top division spot for 2020 season

This is the side selected to play for Oxfordshire CCC in our last 3-day Championship game against Cheshire at Thame Town CC starting on Sunday 1st September.

Oxfordshire Cricket

  • JA Cater (capt./wk) [Buckingham Town]
  • GM Andrew [Ombersley]
  • OD Clarke [Banbury]
  • HE Eltham [Oxford]
  • OJ Price [Oxford]
  • CJ Russell [Thame Town]
  • GDL Sandbach [Oxford Downs]
  • FEH Smith [Oxford Downs]
  • HGK Smith [Leamington]
  • MR Warner [Chesham]
  • RDR White [Buckingham Town]
Due to work commitments, Oxfordshire are forced into three changes from the previous game at Sidmouth.  Batsmen Richard Kaufman and Tom Cosford and seamer Joe Butcher are unavailable so batsmen Callum Russell and Freddie Smith are recalled to the side along with Oxford off-spinner Harvey Eltham.

Freddie Smith

Although, Oxfordshire can’t now win the Western Division for 2019, the county currently lie second in the division and are looking for a good performance to make sure that they end the season in the top half of the table, so to play in Division One West of the new National Counties Cricket Association next summer.

MCCA T20 Finals Day: Bucks skipper reflects on T20 campaign + congratulates winners Hertfordshire

Bucks skipper Tom Hampton has spoken with Sports Shots after his side’s excellent Unicorns T20 campaign ended with a semi-final exit to winners Hertfordshire at Wormsley on Sunday.

Tom Hampton

In an honest interview, Hampton said:

It was great to experience our first finals day as a group. Wormsley does have something very special about it.

T20 is a game of small margins and unfortunately we weren’t quite good enough on the day. Hertfordshire played some very good cricket, they struck the ball cleanly and bowled and fielded very well. They were the deserved champions on the day. I would like to congratulate them again on their achievement.

It’s been a really pleasing couple of years with Bucks and the group is growing and improving and to get to a finals day shows that. There are some  things to learn and work on, but I am sure that this group will win some silverware in the near future.

2019 Unicorns T20 Group 2 – Final table

MCCA T20 Finals Day: Bucks defeated by winners after Zaib display

A superb innings from Saif Zaib could not prevent Bucks bowing out in the semi-finals of the Unicorns Counties T20 competition at Wormsley on Sunday, writes Michael Knox.

Saif Zaib

Bucks went into the finals day in confident mood, having won seven of their eight group matches, but lost by 12 runs to eventual champions Hertfordshire.

Winning the toss, Herts rattled up 180-8 from their 20 overs, led by Reece Hussain’s 67 from 42 balls. Spinners Zaib (3-38) and Masoor Khan (2-27) were the pick of the Bucks attack.

This was a huge target for Bucks to chase, but thanks to Zaib they came very close.

The Northants all-rounder slammed 86 off just 48 balls with a six and 14 fours to give them a chance.

But losing three wickets in three balls on 164 ended their chances and they finished on 168-8.

Hertfordshire went on the lift the title with a one-sided nine-wicket win over Dorset in the final.

Bucks now turn their attentions this Sunday to their final three-day Championship match against Cumberland at Tring Park.

The hosts need to win the match to stand any chance of making the top five in the Eastern Division table and secure a place in next season’s Eastern Division 1 table, following a restructuring of the competition.