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CCL, Division 8: Town IV’s secure 56-run victory

Report by Bob Hutt
Buckingham Town IV’s had a comfortable 56-run victory over Brackley 2nds.
After a shaky start, with Town being 21 for 4, they recovered well thanks to Luke Tory (54) and Oscar Bones (31). Skipper Dane Tuttlebee 10 not out and Kev Clark 13 not out scored useful runs at the end of the innings as Town closed on 169 for 9.

Kev Clark

Brackley’s opening bowlers, Shiva 3-17 and Hazar 2-13, did a good job as only 30 runs came from the first 18 overs.
In reply Brackley never threatened to win and were bowled out for 113. Kev Clark three for 24, Dane Tuttlebee two for 29 and Luke Tory two for 14 did well with the ball, and there was a wicket apiece for Chris Coates and Matt Dipple.

CCL Division 6: 123-run victory for Town III’s

Buckingham Town III’s came away from Eynsham today with a 123 run victory to make it two wins out of two.

Dom Pritchard

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.

CCL Division 1: Town II’s suffer 79 run defeat

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.

Wasim Fayyaz

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.

FCCL Division 2: Horwood romp to nine-wicket victory

Great Horwood continued their winning run with a 9 wicket victory over Eggerton Foresters.
Skipper Stuart Parker won the toss and elected to take to the field at Nash Road. Adam Armitage, Billy Harper and Olly Prendergast picked up 2 wickets apiece and pick of the bowlers, Haydon Morrison, grabbed 3 as the visitors were restricted to 124-9 from their 40 overs.

Dale Armitage

In reply Stuart Parker and Dale Armitage shared a 2nd wicket partnership of 123 and finished unbeaten on 49 and 56 respectively, to see Horwood to victory in just 22.1 overs.

CCL Division 1: Town II’s edge thrilling opening day derby

Report by Bob Hutt
In a thrilling climax Buckingham II’s beat Twyford I’s by one run (D/L).

Alex O’Dell

Inserted by Town, Twyford lost Shabaaz Alam early but Adam Bone(29) and Shahid Mahmood(44) improved matters before a middle order collapse. Faisal Khalid, 46 not out at the end, saw Twyford to a useful 227-9 from their 50 overs.
Pick of the Buckingham bowlers was spinner Wasim Fayyaz with 4-26. Nic Bond and Greg Leibenberg had two wickets and there was one for Matt Thatcher.
Buckingham made a solid start through Alex O’Dell (47) and David Barnes (23). Important runs came from skipper Steve Beck (34) and Tom Buggey(34).
As wickets fell James Gear (17no) and Jason Ell (19no) saw Town home against the odds, reaching their revised target of 217(D/L).
Pick of the Twyford bowlers was Atif Ali with 3-32.

FCCL Division 2: Horwood secure maximum points

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.

Haydon Morrison


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.


CCL Division 6: Town III’s make a solid start to their 2019 campaign

Report by Bob Hutt
Buckingham III’s started their new season with an easy win over Banbury IVs. Buckingham scored  239-7 from their allotted 50 overs.
Early batsmen Mike Taylor (24),Ryan Bell (15) and Vish Valambhia (22) gave them a solid start and in the middle order Joe Clark did well for his 43. At the end Dom Pritchard 22 (no) and Ryan Freshwater (43 no) saw Town reach a respectable total.

Joe Clark

In reply Banbury struggled throughout and were bowled out for 136 in 35.5 overs.  Pick of the bowlers was Ian Herbertson 4-42 and Dom Pritchard 2-22.

FCCL Division 2 – Horwood host Cranfield University at Nash Road

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.


CCL Division 6 – Buckingham Town 3rds entertain Banbury 4ths in season opener

Buckingham Town 3rd team skipper, Brij Valambhia, has spoken to Sports Shots ahead of their season curtain-raiser, at home to Banbury 4ths.

Brijesh Valambhia

Valambhia stated:

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.


SNCL Division 2 – Winslow hoping to continue winning ways

After a comfortable win on the opening day of the season, Winslow Town travel to Syresham with three changes to last weeks team.

Winslow Town Cricket Club


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.