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HCPCL,D2: Town lose final over thriller by Andrew Holland

By Andrew Holland

Buckingham lost the toss and were asked to bat first by Amersham on Saturday.

Liam Gough and Steve Brunning opened up for Buckingham, and saw off the opening bowlers with a partnership of 31. Haseeb Ali was introduced into the attack in the 10th over and immediately struck as he removed Gough for 24. The in-form Ash Pearson came in at number 3, and alongside Brunning scored steadily up to the drinks break with a partnership of 72. Straight after the break Stuart Rogers made the breakthrough as he trapped Brunning lbw for 36. Pearson went on to bring up his 50 from 67 balls as he was joined by Rob Large and Buckingham began to start increasing the run rate heading into the last 20 overs. After adding 88 at a run a ball Rogers claimed a second wicket by dismissing Pearson for 73. Large brought up a 52-ball half century before falling to the returning Ali which left Jonny Cater and Jack Deal at the crease. They added 39 in just 27 balls with Cater making a 27 ball 38 before being bowled by Alexander Lines, and Deal finishing 17 not out (14 balls) as the innings closed on 270 for 5.

The Buckingham opening bowlers started well in defence of their total, Callum Price taking the early wicket of Adam Ali for 7. Paul Langley scored 24, and was looking settled before being dismissed by George Humphries. That brought Robert and Andrew Viney to the crease together. After a slow start they began to pick up the rate against the Buckingham change bowlers. Both passed their 50s, Robert from 66 balls and Andrew from 70 balls as they added 167 leaving the hosts needing 65 from the final 11 overs. Nuwan Jayasena returned to the attack and struck immediately as he had Robert Viney caught on the boundary for 88. Kallan Braid-Ball returned at the other end and between them the pair took regular wickets to slow the Amersham victory charge. 5 wickets fell for 28 runs leaving 37 needed from 27 balls with 3 wickets left, but Andrew Viney was still at the crease. The Amersham skipper looked set to take his side home, closing to within 13 runs of victory when he was caught on the boundary for 90. At the start of the final over Amersham needed 11, and Haseeb Ali scored 7 from 2 balls before hitting the winning runs with a 6. Jayasena took 4 for 59 from his 10 overs.

L. Gough c Jackson b H. Ali 24 (41)
S. Brunning lbw b Rogers 36 (65)
A. Pearson c Langley b Rogers 73 (97)
R. Large c Helm b H. Ali 52 (56)
J. Cater*+ b Lines 38 (27)
J. Deal Not Out 17 (14)
C. Price Not Out 5 (4)
Extras (12lb, 5w, 8nb) 25
Total 270-5
50 overs

FoW: 31-1 (Gough, 9.5); 103-2 (Brunning, 26.4); 191-3 (Pearson, 40.3); 213-4 (Large, 44.2); 252-5 (Cater, 48.4)

A. Lines 10-1-52-1 (2w)
S. Helm 10-0-62-0 (2nb)
H. Ali 8-0-44-2 (1w, 4nb)
S. Rogers 10-0-42-2 (1w)
M. Liyanapathiranage 10-0-52-0 (1w, 2nb)
M. John 2-0-6-0
A. Ali b Price 7 (14)
P. Langley c Cater b Humphries 24 (40)
R. Viney+ c Price b Jayasena 88 (105)
A. Viney* c Large b Braid-Ball 90 (99)
M. Liyanapathiranage c Large b Jayasena 2 (9)
M. John c Price b Jayasena 5 (8)
L. Jackson lbw b Braid-Ball 0 (2)
S. Helm c Large b Jayasena 7 (6)
S. Rogers Not Out 7 (8)
H. Ali Not Out 13 (6)
Extras (6lb, 24w) 30
Total 273-8
49.3 overs

FoW: 25-1 (A. Ali, 7.1); 39-2 (Langley, 10.4); 206-3 (R. Viney, 39.1); 210-4 (Liyanapathiranage, 41.1); 226-5 (John, 43.6); 227-6 (Jackson, 44.3); 234-7 (Helm, 45.3); 258-8 (A. Viney, 48.2)

K. Braid-Ball 9-1-48-2 (3w)
C. Price 7.3-0-47-1 (8w)
G. Humphries 10-0-46-1 (3w)
J. Parish 7-0-32-0 (3w)
N. Jayasena 10-0-59-4 (2w)
L. Gough 6-0-35-0 (5w)

Amersham win by 2 wickets.

Buckingham – 9 points
Amersham – 20 points

CL,D2: Town II’s prepare to host leaders Cropredy

Dom Pritchard has named his Buckingham Town II side to play host to the Cherwell League, Division 2 leaders Cropredy at Bourton Road on Saturday.

Dom Pritchard

Steve Brunning is promoted to the first team with Matthew Thatcher promoted to fill his openers berth.

Jason Ell in action for Buckingham Town at Great & Little Tew, Saturday 1st August 2015

Seam duo Jason Ell and Lester Smart will strengthen the bowling department as Town II look to quickly bounce back from their first defeat of the season last weekend.
Team this week is:
Anthony Romaine
Matthew Thatcher
Steve Beck
Callum Cater
Steve Lewis
Jason Ell
Lester Smart
James Gear
Ben Stafford
Alex O’Dell
Dom Pritchard

Minor Counties: Town’s Gough set for Bucks debut

Bucks will play their 1,000th match in the Minor Counties Championship when they play Suffolk in their opening three-day Eastern Division match of the summer at Bury St Edmunds on Sunday.

Liam Gough

Bucks, whose first Championship match was against Oxfordshire at Thame in 1895, give a Unicorns Championship debut to Buckingham’s Liam Gough, son of the legendary England and Yorkshire fast bowler Darren Gough.

Lee Tyrrell, of Harefield, also plays his first game.

The side includes three players from both High Wycombe and Tring Park

Bucks will be holding their 1,000th match celebrations, during their home game with Norfolk at Burnham from June 18-20

Masoor Khan (Clevedon)
AJ Woodland (Tring Park)
Liam Gough (Buckingham)
Garry Park (Swarkeston)
Mike Payne (Tring Park) capt
Pat Castleden (High Wycombe)
Rob Pritchard (Tring Park)
Lee Tyrrell (Harefield)
Matt Rance (Chesham)
Cam Parsons (High Wycombe)
Tom Hampton (High Wycombe)

Last time out –

Bucks missed their chance to qualify for the Unicorns Trophy quarter-finals, losing to Hertfordshire by three wickets the final group game last Sunday. Victory would have seen Bucks top the group, but despite an outstanding all-round display from Garry Park, they were unable to deny the visitors victory. The former Derbyshire player followed his half-century with five wickets, but it was not enough to carry Bucks through.
After a delayed start, following heavy overnight rain, Bucks, who were put in, got off to a steady start. Openers Masoor Khan and AJ Woodland laid the platform for a good total with a half-century stand. Shelvin Gumbs, with 44 off 48 balls, and Mike Payne, with a run-a-ball unbeaten 40, supported Garry’s 56 as they accelerated to 245-6 from the 50 overs – which at the time looked a defendable score.
However, with conditions drying out, the Bucks bowlers, with the exception of Cameron Parsons, were unable to contain the Hertfordshire top order as they cruised to 113-1. Although Park, the fifth bowler used, took wickets at regular intervals to keep in with a good chance, with the sixth wicket falling at 190, a rapid seventh-wicket stand between Reece Hussain (nephew of Nasser) and James Leather guided Herts to the brink of victory, which came with 13 balls to spare, despite Park’s spell of 5-38.

GALLERY: Buckingham Town v Aston Rowant by Dale James


CL,D8: Clark takes eight wickets but Town 4th XI suffer 19-run defeat

Kevin Clark returned with excellent figures of eight for 28 but the Buckingham Town 4th XI suffered a 19-run defeat against Shipton-under-Wychwood III on Saturday.

Kev Clark

Clark’s brilliant spell restricted their visitors to 114 all out.

In reply, only Olly Drage (35) and late runs from Dane Tuttlebee (14) performed for Town 4th XI’s batting and they were dismissed for 95 all out.


CL,D2: Town II defeated at Buzzard by 26 runs

Buckingham Town II suffered their first defeat of the season as they went down at Leighton Buzzard by 26 runs on Saturday.

The home side posted 246 for 6 with skipper Dom Pritchard the pick of the Town bowling taking three for 43 from seven overs.

Dom Pritchard

Opener Steve Brunning (70) lead the way for Town II and found support from Callum Cater (41). Steve Beck and Ben Stafford both made twenties but Town II fell just short.

Steve Brunning



HCPCL,D2: Town fall short in run chase

By Andrew Holland

Aston Rowant visited Buckingham on Saturday, and after winning the toss elected to bat first.

It seemed a mistake at first as Kallan Braid-Ball removed both Rowant openers without scoring in his opening two overs. This brought James McDougall and skipper Josh Smith to the wicket. After a slow start to see off the tight opening bowling, the pair slowly began to increase the run rate against the change bowlers. McDougall brought up a 61 ball half century as the score moved to 107 for 2 at drinks. After the break the runs dried up, with only 52 coming in 15 overs before, as the pressure built, Smith was bowled by Nuwan Jayasena for 49. Chris Watling joined McDougall, and the scoreboard began to move again as the last 10 overs began. McDougall went to his century from 130 balls before being caught on the boundary off Jack Parish for 118. Watling went on to score an unbeaten 34 (36 balls) while Wes Morrick chipped in 14 (8 balls) as the visitors closed on 243 for 4.

Liam Gough opened up for Buckingham and struck three consecutive boundaries off Leo Bethell before being dismissed by Wes Morrick who removed both Buckingham openers.

Ash Pearson batting at number 3 looked in good touch, but he struggled for partners as only Gough (19) in the rest of the top 6 managed to get into double figures as Rowant chipped away with regular wickets.

Ash Pearson

Pearson reached 50 from 71 balls, but the rate continued to climb as the overs began to run out. Morrick took 2 for 26 from his 10 overs while Hendrick Robyns claimed 3 for 41 as Buckingham began the last 10 overs 150 for 7, still needing 94. Pearson and Nuwan Jayasena (22 from 24 balls) tried with a run a ball partnership of 30 before the introduction of William Pendered brought the break through as Pearson was caught and bowled for 86. Jason Ell struck 19 from 16 balls before he was the last man to fall as Buckingham were all out for 202 to lose by 41 runs.

Aston Rowant
T. Condon c Ell b Braid-Ball 0 (4)
A. Jewell c Cater b Braid-Ball 0 (6)
J. McDougall c Large b Parish 118 (139)
J. Smith*+ b Jayasena 49 (107)
C. Watling Not Out 34 (36)
W. Morrick Not Out 14 (8)
Extras (2b, 6lb, 20w) 28
Total 243-4
50 overs

FoW: 0-1 (Condon, 0.4); 4-2 (Jewell, 2.5); 159-3 (Smith, 39.2); 206-4 (McDougall, 46.3)

K. Braid-Ball 10-0-49-2 (2w)
J. Parish 6-1-32-1 (4w)
J. Ell 4-0-14-0 (1w)
N. Jayasena 10-0-42-1 (5w)
G. Humphries 10-0-57-0 (3w)
L. Gough 10-0-41-0 (5w)

L. Gough c McDougall b Morrick 19 (27)
L. Tomlinson c Condon b Morrick 1 (15)
A. Pearson c& b Pendered 86 (126)
R. Large c Smith b Robins 4 (9)
J. Cater*+ c Morrick b Robins 9 (24)
J. Deal c Morrick b Robins 6 (20)
J. Parish b Muttitt 11 (16)
G. Humphries c Smith b Penhale 0 (8)
N. Jayasena b Bethell 22 (24)
J. Ell c McDougall b Pendered 19 (16)
K. Braid-Ball Not Out 2 (4)
Extras (4b, 4lb, 11w, 4nb) 23
Total 202 all out
47.5 overs

FoW: 22-1 (Tomlinson, 4.5); 33-2 (Gough, 10.3); 42-3 (Large, 13.1); 72-4 (Cater, 21.4); 108-5 (Deal, 29.5); 145-6 (Parish, 37.2); 146-7 (Humphries, 38.5); 176-8 (Pearson, 43.4); 185-9 (Jayasena, 46.1); 202-10 (Ell, 47.5)

W. Morrick 10-2-26-2 (3w)
L. Bethell 8-0-48-1 (2w)
H. Robins 10-0-41-3 (1w, 4nb)
A. Muttitt 10-0-28-1 (3w)
K. Penhale 7-0-39-1 (1w)
W. Pendered 2.5-0-12-2 (1w)

Aston Rowant win by 41 runs.

Buckingham – 5 points
Aston Rowant – 20 points

HCPCL,D2: Town abandoned after rain-interrupted game

By Andrew Holland

With bad weather around Datchet won an important toss and asked Buckingham to bat first.

Liam Gough and Leigh Tomlinson opened the batting, and against some steady opening bowling saw off the opening 10 overs before the first rain interval brought the players off at 19 for no loss.

After a break of nearly an hour in which the game was reduced to 47 overs aside, Tom Lambert struck immediately as he removed Tomlinson with his third ball. Ash Pearson joined Gough, and the pair began to increase the run rate. Pearson was the more dominant partner as the pair put on 61 before Sam Finn bowled Gough for 27. 3 balls later Pearson was run out for 41 which left Buckingham 86 for 3 with 17 overs to go. Rob Large and Jonny Cater came together and looked busy, but both fell within 3 balls of each other as Buckingham reached 113 for 5 when the rain returned.

Ash Pearson

The game was further reduced to 45 overs, and with 9 overs to go Buckingham tried to score some quick runs with limited success. The last 5 wickets went down for 19 runs as they were bowled out in the final over for 139. Oliver Smithson took for 3 for 19 while Chris Peploe took 1 for 8 from his 9 overs.

Duckworth Lewis set Datchet a revised target of 144, but the rain returned and no more play was possible.

L. Gough b Finn 27 (81)
L. Tomlinson c Thomas b Lambert 4 (20)
A. Pearson Run Out (Naylor) 41 (75)
R. Large c Finn b Stevenson 14 (22)
J. Cater*+ b Smithson 7 (12)
J. Deal Run Out (Harte) 3 (18)
J. Parish c Taylor b Peploe 7 (17)
G. Humphries c Peploe b Finn 6 (9)
N. Jayasena c Naylor b Smithson 4 (5)
J. Ell Not Out 1 (4)
K. Braid-Ball c Thomas b Smithson 1 (2)
Extras (1b, 3lb, 20w) 24
Total 139 all out
44.1 overs

FoW: 19-1 (Tomlinson, 10.3); 80-2 (Gough, 29.1); 86-3 (Pearson, 29.4); 110-4 (Cater, 34.5); 110-5 (Large, 35.1); 120-6 (Deal, 39.3); 128-7 (Parish, 41.4); 134-8 (Jayasena, 42.4); 137-9 (Humphries, 43.2); 139-10 (Braid-Ball, 44.1)

O. Smithson 8.1-1-19-3 (2w)
T. Lambert 9-2-24-1 (3w)
C. Peploe 9-3-8-1
S. Naylor 9-1-30-0 (2w)
S. Finn 7-0-45-2 (12w)
M. Stevenson 2-0-9-1 (1w)

Match Abandoned

Buckingham – 6 points
Datchet – 6 points

CL,D2: Pritchard returns to lead Town II at Great & Little Tew

Buckingham Town II captain Dom Pritchard returns to lead his side as they travel to Great & Little Tew II on Saturday afternoon.

Dom Pritchard

Pritchard and Alex O’Dell return in place of the unavailable duo Simon Myatt and Lester Smart.

Team this week is:
Anthony Romaine
Steve Brunning
Steve Beck
Ben Laycock
Callum Cater
Steve Lewis
Kieron Turner
James Gear
Ben Stafford
Alex O’Dell
Dom Pritchard

HCPCL,D2: Town unchanged as Datchet visit Bourton Road

Jonny Cater has named an unchanged side as his Buckingham Town side entertain Datchet at Bourton Road.

Kallan Braid Ball celebrates an early wicket for Buckingham Town at Thame Town. Image: 13 May 2017

The Oxfordshire skipper has named the same side which eased to victory at Thame Town last weekend. Town currently sit joint top of the table with three other teams, who have also won their opening two games.

Datchet are currently third bottom having lost their opening two games against Aston Rowant and Thame Town.

LATEST Home Counties Premier Cricket League, Division 2 table

Team: Jonny Cater (Captain), Liam Gough, Leigh Tomlinson, Ash Pearson, Rob Large, Jack Deal, Jack Parish, George Humphries, Nuwan Jayasena, Jason Ell, Kallan Braid-Ball.

Photographs from last weekend’s victory at Thame Town below –