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Buckingham Town III’s came away from Eynsham today with a 123 run victory to make it two wins out of two.
Batting first, Town got off to a solid start with an opening partnership of 105 between Mike Taylor (50) and Ryan Bell (72). Wickets then fell at regular intervals before Dom Pritchard made a quick fire 30 from 15 balls, and Town finished on 222 for 9 from their 50 overs.
Eynsham struggled against Buckingham’s tight bowling with only Sam Jones (39) and Tom Prentice (24) reaching double figures. Andy Humphries took three for 19 from his 8 overs, with Dom Pritchard, Ryan Spragg and Joe Clark taking 2 wickets apiece.
Buckingham Town II’s slipped to a 79 run defeat at the hands of Didcot this afternoon.
Batting first, Didcot amassed 225 for 7 from their 50 overs. Pick of the bowlers was Wasim Fayyaz with two for 21 from his 10 overs.
In reply, Buckingham’s top four were all dismissed by George Woodley, who took four for 22 from 6 overs. Ali Martin was unbeaten on 58, but ran out of partners as Town were finally dismissed for 146.
After losing the toss and being asked to field, Stuart Parker’s Great Horwood side bowled tightly and with precision, to dismiss Cranfield University for 96 in 37 overs.
Pick of the bowlers were Simon Ridgway with 3 for 13 from his nine overs and Haydon Morrison with 3 for 16 from six.
In reply, Parker and Sam Willett were dismissed for 16 and 10 respectively, and it was left to Dale Armitage (33 not out) and Olly Prendergast (17 not out) to see Horwood home to a 25 point victory.
Stuart Parker has named his side as Great Horwood take on Cranfield University, in their first game of the season at their Nash Road ground.
Glyn Davies is unavailable and Billy Harper is carrying an injury, so Haydon Morrison comes into the side, along with new signing John O’Grady, who impressed for the 2nds last week.
Great Horwood: Stuart Parker (Capt), Adam Armitage, Dale Armitage, Sam Krajnk, Chris McStraw, Haydon Morrison, John O’Grady, Olly Prendergast, Simon Ridgway, Robbie Taylor, Sam Willett.
Buckingham Town 3rd team skipper, Brij Valambhia, has spoken to Sports Shots ahead of their season curtain-raiser, at home to Banbury 4ths.
” The first league match introduces two new signings in left-handed opener Ryan Bell, and Alex Gilder, who has joined from Great Horwood. I will be looking forward to the contribution that they bring to the squad.
We have a very strong squad, so to ensure that we push for the title this season, I hope we can start the season strongly.
I am keen to make sure we play hard and enjoy our cricket this season and also develop this young squad into a championship winning team. Our pre-season games have given us a strong start this year, so bring on Saturday, and here’s to a successful 2019″
Buckingham: Brij Valambhia (Capt), Mike Taylor, Ryan Bell, Alex Gilder, Vish Valambhia, Tom Buggey, Joe Clark, Andy Humphries, Dom Pritchard, Richard Pengelly, Ryan Freshwater.
After a comfortable win on the opening day of the season, Winslow Town travel to Syresham with three changes to last weeks team.
Paul Green will be stand-in captain for the unavailable Ben Gold (wedding), while Ben Stafford misses out due to work commitments.
Winslow: Paul Green (Capt), Pete Hornby, Harry Bishop, Paul Liffen, Simon Myatt, Neville Pritchard, Martin Bishop, Sam Gold, Mike King, Tom Martin, Will Calvin.