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New City Heating Sunday League Cup : Newport Pagnell Town & Padbury BT win finals


Newport Pagnell Town defeated MK Wanderers 3-1 in the KO Cup.

In The Bill Johnson Trophy Padbury BT were 3-2 victors over White Horse.

Interested in joining the league for the 2018-19 season?

To date all clubs will be continuing next season. Several potential new clubs have made also enquiries about joining next season.

The league, supported by The Berks and Bucks FA will be working in conjunction with a local youth league to encourage under 18 clubs and players to continue playing and not be lost to the game.

Ron James

League chair Ron James believes the major reasons for the success is due to the excellent behaviour of clubs and the leagues non acceptance of poor on field discipline. He went on to state that the league has a hard working committee and would welcome new members. Any club who would like information regarding joining the league email

Minor Counties: Oxon sign former Hampshire & Worcestershire’s Andrew + Cater reaction

Oxfordshire Cricket are delighted to announce that ex-professional cricketer, Gareth Andrew will join Oxfordshire squad for the remainder of the 2018 season.

Oxon skipper Jonny Cater with Gareth Andrew

Gareth is an all rounder who has played 96 first class and 234 List A and T20 matches for Somerset, Worcestershire, Hampshire in the United Kingdom and Canterbury in New Zealand. In his professional career he has taken 238 first class wickets with his Right Arm medium fast bowling and has made nearly 3000 first class runs with his hard hitting middle order batting, including a highest score of 180 not out.

Gareth’s significant playing experience will bring professionalism and a breadth of knowledge to the Oxfordshire squad. His influence both on and off the field will be paramount in helping Oxfordshire to win cricket matches and maximise the potential of young players within the squad. His family also has a connection to Oxfordshire where his late father was once the chairman of locally based cricket club, Dorchester on Thames CC.

Oxfordshire Cricket take this opportunity to welcome Gareth and look forward to his contribution in the season ahead.

Jonny Cater

Oxfordshire skipper Cater told Sports Shots:

The signing of Gareth will give everyone a boost at the county.

He will bring both experience and quality to our young squad and we are all looking forward to him wearing an Oxfordshire shirt.

CL,D1: Cater’s stubborn resistance pushes Town II’s to first-ever top flight Cherwell victory

Callum Cater’s stubborn resistance helped set up Buckingham Town II for their first-ever Cherwell League, division 1 victory at Long Marston on Saturday.

Callum Cater

With Town struggling at 51 for 5, with only Callum Price’s aggressive 34 making any impact on the game, Cater remained defiant as he anchored the innings.

Joined by Jason Ell in the middle, the pair went about rebuilding the innings as they gradually and calmly went about their business.

Ell took the more positive role as he stroked eight fours as he reached a fine half century.

Jason Ell

The pair had added a valuable 84 for the sixth wicket before Ell departed.

New Zealand overseas player Gurwinder Singh, who only arrived in the country at the start of last week, joined Cater in the middle and they continued to steer the game back into a competitive one.

Gurwinder Singh

After playing himself in, Singh flowed with the willow while Cater’s confidence was clearly growing. Cater went past a deserved fifty as the duo took Town to 230 for 6, an unbeaten stand of 95 runs. Cater closed on 65 not out while Singh was unbeaten on 48.

In reply, Long Marston’s openers played sensible innings but it was the spin pairing of James Gear, three for 20, and Wasim Fayyaz, three for 27, who put Town II on top.

James Gear claims a wicket in Buckingham Town’s 35-run win at Long Marston on Saturday 19th May 2018

Price returned to take the scalp of top scorer Jeremy Smith (41).

Dom Pritchard picked up three for 60 as the home side, under the guidance of former Surrey opener and Bucks skipper Paul Atkins (30 not out) edged towards bonus points as Town II’s had sealed the victory, by 35 runs at the close, but long before stumps had been pulled.

Dom Pritchard

MATCH SCORECARD: Long Marston v Buckingham Town II

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Long Marston v Buckingham Town II

HCPCL,D2: Town experience Hare-raising climax in one-wicket win from the last ball

Reported By Andrew Holland

Buckingham welcomed Harefield to Bourton Road on Saturday looking to make it two wins from two at home this season. They won toss and asked the visitors to bat first.

The Harefield innings started at a fast pace thanks mainly to Buckingham conceding 13 wides and no balls in the opening three overs before Yash Rastogi was dismissed by George Humphries for a duck in the fourth over. Dhavalkumar Norotam continued to score at a quick rate against the opening seamers, and was joined at the crease by Michael Barry as they added 38 for the second wicket. The introduction of Andrew Hall broke the partnership as he took a stunning return catch to remove Barry for 15, but Dan Ogden (23) supported Norotam as Harefield’s score past three figures. The return of Russell White removed Norotam for 46 which sparked a collapse as the score went from 101 for 2 to 124 for 7. Russell Petley made 15 before being stumped off Ben Stafford as Tom Day (18) and Jordon McLeod (25 not out) added 31 for ninth wicket to push Harefield up towards a defendable total. Jack Parish finished the innings taking the final wicket from the last ball to bowl the visitors out for 191. Humphries was the pick of the bowlers with 3 for 38 while Parish took 2 for 16 from 8 overs and White took 2 for 40.

The Buckingham response started badly as McLeod picked up the early wicket of Rob Large for a duck. Leigh Tomlinson looked in good touch, making 22 when skipper Doug King removed him followed in the next over by McLeod removing Hall for a duck to leave the hosts 39 for 3. Sam Younghusband and Jonny Cater steadied the innings with a calm partnership of 53, seeing off McLeod who took 2 for 34 from his 10 overs. Lee Tyrrell made the breakthrough getting Younghusband caught behind for 32 which brought the injured Ash Pearson to the wicket. He and Cater took the score to 115 for 4 at drinks, with 78 needed off 16 overs.

Jonny Cater – Photograph by Anant Peshavaria

In the first over after the break Stephen Croft dismissed Cater for 38 thanks to a sharp slip catch from King. Pearson took charge of the innings, adding first 28 with Jack Deal (10) and then 21 with Parish to leave the hosts needed 24 from the last 5 overs. Harefield turned to Barry and he picked up Pearson for 33 followed by Tom Crick removing White in the next over. Parish was joined by Ben Stafford (12 not out) and the pair took the game to the last over with 7 needed to win. A single off the first ball before Barry took a sharp caught and bowled to remove Parish for 17. Number 11 Humphries took a single from the third ball and 5 runs were needed from 3 balls. With the pressure mounting it was Barry who broke as he overstepped with his fourth delivery, also conceding a single and when the free hit went for 1 Buckingham needed 1 from 2 balls. A dot ball took the game to the final delivery before a leg bye saw Stafford and Humphries scramble Buckingham to victory.Town remain second in the league table.

Ben Stafford

D. Norotam c Parish b White 46 (54)
Y. Rastogi c Cater b Humphries 0 (7)
M. Barry c& b Hall 15 (25)
D. Ogden c Cater b Parish 23 (48)
R. Petley st Cater b Stafford 15 (44)
L. Tyrrell c Hall b White 6 (10)
S. Croft lbw b Humphries 2 (15)
D. King* c Tomlinson b Humphries 3 (14)
T. Day+ c Tomlinson b Deal 18 (40)
J. McLeod Not Out 25 (35)
T. Crick st Cater b Parish 7 (9)
Extras (27w, 2nb, 2lb) 31
Total 191 all out
50 overs

FoW: 29-1 (Rastogi, 3.3); 67-2 (Barry, 10.5); 101-3 (Norotam, 21.4); 102-4 (Ogden, 22.1); 110-5 (Tyrrell, 25.1); 118-6 (Croft, 29.3); 124-7 (King, 33.4); 151-8 (Petley, 40.2); 182-9 (Day, 47.6); 191-10 (Crick, 49.6)

R. White 7-0-40-2 (13w)
G. Humphries 10-1-38-3 (6w, 2nb)
A. Hall 10-2-29-1 (3w)
J. Deal 10-0-45-1
J. Parish 8-1-16-2 (3w)
B. Stafford 5-1-21-1 (3w)

L. Tomlinson c Crick b King 22 (36)
R. Large c Day b McLeod 0 (4)
S. Younghusband c Day b Tyrrell 32 (66)
A. Hall b McLeod 0 (2)
J. Cater+ c Day b Croft 38 (76)
A. Pearson b Barry 33 (56)
J. Deal c Petley b Tyrrell 10 (22)
J. Parish* c& b Barry 17 (16)
R. White c Ogden b Crick 2 (7)
B. Stafford Not Out 12 (15)
G. Humphries Not Out 2 (2)
Extras (10w, 6nb, 8lb) 24
Total 192 for 9
50 overs

FoW: 12-1 (Large, 3.4); 34-2 (Tomlinson, 10.6); 39-3 (Hall, 11.4); 92-4 (Younghusband, 25.6); 119-5 (Cater, 34.6); 147-6 (Deal, 42.2); 168-7 (Pearson, 45.2); 171-8 (White, 46.4); 186-9 (Parish, 49.2)

T. Crick 7-1-27-1 (1w)
J. McLeod 10-1-34-2 (3w, 4nb)
D. King 4-0-21-1 (3w)
S. Croft 10-1-19-1
L. Tyrrell 7-0-30-2 (1w)
D. Ogden 8-0-36-0 (1w)
M. Barry 4-0-17-2 (1w, 2nb)

Buckingham win by 1 wicket.

Buckingham – 20 points
Harefield – 8 points

CL,D6: Valambhia names Town 3rd XI to go to Enysham II

Brijesh Valambhia has named his Buckingham Town 3rd Xi to travel to Eynsham II today.

Brijesh Valambhia

Valambhia said:

We were disappointed in the rain last week as we were in a very strong position within the game. We are looking for the same aptitude and hard work this week. Ryan Freshwater and Ryan Spragg really shone with the bat last week and we hope to repeat their success this week. We hope Mike Taylor doesn’t walk past one and Kev Clark doesn’t bring his migraine-enducing bright yellow spikes this week.

Alex Hallows
Mike Taylor
Kallan Peshavaria
Amit Shah
Joe Clark
Kev Clark
Brij Valambhia
Iain Herbertson
Ryan Spragg
Ryan Freshwater
Vishal Valambhia

MFC,D1: Horwood welcome back Parker & Armitage while promising Smith keeps his place

Great Horwood 1st X1 travel to play Westcott away at Willen Cricket Ground Saturday 1:30 start.

Horwood will be looking to get their first win in this new league after last week’s abandonment against Olney Town. They are buoyed by the return of captain Stuart Parker and opening bowler Adam Armitage who plays his first game of the season.

Robbie Smith

Young 15 year old wicketkeeper Robbie Smith retains his place after impressing last week.


S Parker
A Armitage
D Armitage
Al Gilder
B Harper
S Krajnk
O Prendergast
S Ridgway
R Smith
R Taylor
S Willet

HCPCL,D2: Parish names unchanged side as Town welcome Harefield

Buckingham Town captain Jack Parish has named an unchanged side for the visit of Harefield in the Home Counties Premier League, division 2 tomorrow (Saturday).

Jack Parish

Speaking to Sports Shots this morning, Parish said:

Another frustrating weekend last week where the rain got the better of us again.

We did manage to get the football warm up in which was again won by Team Large despite a heroic effort from A Hall.

This weekend we play Harefield who did the double over us last year so we are keen to give a better account of ourselves 3rd time of asking.

Town: Jack Parish (Captain), Leigh Tomlinson, Sam Younghusband, Andrew Hall, Jonny Cater, Rob Large, Ash Pearson, Jack Deal, Ben Stafford, Russell White, George Humphries.

CL,D8: Town IV captain names side that heads to Abingdon Vale

Buckingham Town fourth XI skipper Dane Tuttlebee has named his side to play at Abingdon Vale on Saturday.

Dane Tuttlebee

Town IV: Dane Tuttlebee (captain), Ade Johnson, Ernie Mcdade (wk), Anant Peshavaria, Ben Cater, Ade Freeman, Russell Thompson, Chris Coates, Stuart Holmes, Oliver Peacock, Shabbir Jafri.

CL,D1: Kiwi Singh set to make Town debut in second eleven at Long Marston

Gurwinder Singh finally makes his Buckingham Town debut after he arrived in the country earlier in the week.

Gurwinder Singh

Singh takes his place in the second eleven following his late arrival and increases competition for places in the club’s first team squad.

Steve Beck’s side head to Long Marston on Saturday afternoon looking to register their first win of the campaign.

Alex O’Dell
Steve Brunning
Steve Beck
Callum Cater
Callum Price
James Gear
Jason Ell
Gurwinder Singh
Dom Prichard
Tom Taylor
Wasim Fayyaz

SNCL,D3: Gawcott & Hillesden skipper praises his players on eve of Crown visit

Gawcott & Hillesden skipper Alex Piggott has praised his players as Crown visit the Richard Roper Field on Saturday afternoon.

Alex Piggott

Gawcott were again left frustrated as the weather wiped out their South Northants Cricket League, division 3 fixture against Gayton with the home side in command. Gayton had been restricted to 59 all out with Matt Folkes doing the damage with four for 5.

Piggott told Sports Shots:

It’s been a frustrating start to the season but I would like to thank every one of my players for their commitment and attitude, it has been fantastic.

All I have heard is people giving their full-support to each other and we want to keep this going throughout the season.


Alex Piggott (c)
John Richardson (wk)
Kyle Bennion
Colin Piggott
Matt Folkes
Tim Hawkes
Jonny Dale
Bob Hutt
Luke Stafford
Finley Clark
Andrew Thompson