Buckingham Town finish their 2018 campaign as Home Counties Premier League, Division 2 Champions with a visit from Chesham on Saturday.
Buckingham Town 2018 Home Counties Premier Cricket League Division 2 Champions
Town go into match-day 18 with 311 points, having won twelve of their 17 games. They have an impressive 46 point lead over second placed Datchet and are 54 points ahead of Wokingham in third.
Such has been their dominance this season that they have, in truth, won the division at a canter. To put into context their achievement against the past winners of the previous three years highlights their impressive displays; Aston Rowant (290) in 2017, Horspath (308) in 2016 and Great & Little Tew (293) in 2015.
While Town have enjoyed some excellent individual displays, their opening partnership with the ball has been excellent. George Humphries (35 wickets) and Russell White (28 wickets) have given Town the upper hand early on in the opposition innings with their opponents unable to get starts.
The improving Humphries will gain vital experience as he heads to Australia on the 26th September where he will play for Edinburgh Cricket Club in Melbourne over the winter.
Jack Deal (18), Skipper Jack Parish (17) and Andrew Hall (14) have also chipped in.
Town’s batsmen have been fortunate that their bowlers have taken the game to their opponents.
Jonny Cater (449) and Leigh Tomlinson (448) lead the batting run scoring charts with Rob Large (403) and Ash Pearson (350) playing vital roles. A special mention to Steve Brunning who has stepped in and netted 258 runs in just nine knocks.
Town will head into Division 1 for what, already, is an exciting 2019 season awaitng the Bourton Road outfit.
Town: Jack Parish (Captain), Steve Brunning, Leigh Tomlinson, Rob Large, Mark Hulbert, Jonny Cater, Andrew Hall, Ash Pearson, Jack Deal, Russell White, George Humphries.