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CL D1: Town II draw at Banbury II in fight to stay in Division 1

Buckingham Town II and Banbury II shared a draw as both teams fight for survival played out in the Cherwell League, Division 1 on Saturday.


After Town II were reduced to 10 for 2, Sam Younghusband (57) and Matthew Thatcher rebuilt the innings with a stand worth 104.

Thatcher was then joined by Steve Beck, who batted with gusto, as Town II made their hosts toil in the heat. The pair shared a stand of 95 as both players passed fifty.

Thatcher eventually departed for an innings of 75, including ten fours.

Matthew Thatcher

Skipper Beck’s 56-ball 60 runs set his team up to kick on in the last few overs, but they struggled and only added just 20 and lost four wickets in the process.

Town took three wickets before Justin Lambden (73) and Josh Megson (33) shared a 97-run fourth wicket partnership before both departed within the space of six runs. Megson being caught by a brilliant skier which Simon Myatt gathered with aplomb.

Brad Taylor (33) kept the chase going with some inventive stroke-play which looked like it could win it for the hosts. Once he departed, bowled, on the first ball of the final over, Banbury II took the draw, in a game which could have gone either way.



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Banbury II v Buckingham Town II

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CCLD8; Buckingham Town IV’s beat Oxford Down III’s to move into third place

Buckingham Town IV’s – 122-3 off 27 overs (25 points)

Oxford Downs III’s – 119 all out off 40 overs (5 points)

Dane Tuttlebee

Buckingham Town IV’s beat Oxford Downs III’s by seven wickets on Saturday, and the victory lifts them up to third place in the Cherwell Cricket League Division Eight table. After bowling their guests out for 119 Town reached their target for the loss of just 3 wickets and with 13 overs to spare.

Batting first Oxford top scorer was opener Graeme Coates who made 25, Gus Watts made 20 closely followed by Edward Owens on 19. The Town attack was led by Dane Tuttlebee who took 3-13 off his 7 overs, and Ben Cater who took 3-18 off his seven.

In response Buckingham lost Adrian Johnson and Fin Lee for 8 and 4 respectively, but Ryan Spragg hit a superb 63 before being caught, leaving Chris Coates who ended 29 not out and Oscar Bone 4 not out to see their side home.

Ryan Spragg

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CL D6: Johnson hits big century as Town III’s draw

Frank Johnson hit a big century as Buckingham Town III drew their trip to Horley II on Saturday.

Frank Johnson

Johnson made 130 as Town III posted 289 for 5 from their 53 overs in the Cherwell League, Division 6. Anant Peshavaria (67) was also in-form for the visitors.

Anant Peshavaria

In their run chase, Horley II fell eleven runs short with Matt Dipple’s three for 35 the pick of Town III’s bowling.

The result sees Brij Valambhia’s side placed fourth in the table after picking sixteen points to the home side’s nine yesterday.

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HCPCL D2: Town cruise to Burnham win reports Andrew Holland

Buckingham welcomed Burnham to Bourton Road for the first time since 2008 on Saturday and asked the visitors to bat first on winning the toss.

Leigh Tomlinson

George Humphries struck early to remove the Burnham skipper for 2 as he edged to Andrew Hall at slip. Antum Naqvi came in at number 3 and scored 17 in a run a ball partnership of 38 with Omer Siddique before edging Russell White behind for 17. Siddique had moved on to 25 when a direct hit from Gurwinder Nagla left him well short of the crease and Burnham 54 for 3. Jack Deal chipped in with a wicket shortly after but Karan Kumar and Nehman Nadeem put on an unbeaten 37 to take the visitors to 111 for 4 at lunch.

Nadeem struck 3 early boundaries when play resumed, moving on to 36 from 33 balls in a partnership of 63 before Hall had him caught behind. Kumar carried on to his 50 (86 balls) and looked comfortable until he was well caught by Steve Brunning on the boundary for 62. Ben Stafford chipped in with a wicket in the next over before Humphries and White knocked over the tail with the final 3 wickets only managing 10 runs as Burnham were bowled out for 200. White took 3 for 41 and Humphries 3 for 50.

Leigh Tomlinson and Steve Brunning opened up for Buckingham and looked untroubled by the Burnham bowling. The pair scored steadily, aided by some average fielding, putting on an unbeaten 90 up to the tea break.

Immediately after tea Brunning reached his 50 (94 balls) followed shortly by Tomlinson (67 balls) in an opening stand of 124 before Naqvi broke the partnership, removing Brunning for 60. Ben Duckett came in at number 3 and took a liking to the Burnham spinners. With a combination of advancing down the wicket and reverse sweeps he scored 37 from 23 balls (32 in boundaries) to take Buckingham within 24 of victory when Muddassar Nawaz removed him in his first over. Ash Pearson fell late on before Buckingham sealed a 7 wicket victory as skipper Rob Large struck his only delivery for 4. Tomlinson batted through the innings to finish 77 not out.

With all of the top 4 sides winning Buckingham maintain their 31 point lead at the top of the table ahead of their trip to Harefield next week.

F. Raja * c Hall b Humphries 2 (19)
O. Siddique Run Out (Nagla) 25 (37)
A. Naqvi c Tomlinson b White 17 (19)
K. Kumar+ c Brunning b Humphries 62 (92)
A. Shabbir c Humphries b Deal 9 (29)
N. Nadeem c Tomlinson b Hall 36 (33)
A. Malik c Humphries b Stafford 16 (40)
M. Nawaz b White 6 (18)
F. Khan c Pearson b White 11 (15)
H. Arif Not Out 7 (12)
A. Shafiq lbw b Humphries 0 (2)
Extras (4b, 1lb, 2w, 2nb) 9
Total 200 all out
52.2 overs

FoW: 2-1 (Raja, 4.6); 40-2 (Naqvi, 11.4); 54-3 (Siddique, 13.1); 74-4 (Shabbir, 22.3); 137-5 (Nadeem, 35.3); 174-6 (Kumar, 44.2); 176-7 (Malik, 45.3); 190-8 (Nawaz, 49.2); 198-9 (Khan, 51.4); 200-10 (Shafiq, 52.2)

G. Humphries 12.2-2-50-3 (2w)
R. White 11-1-41-3 (1nb)
J. Deal 12-1-39-1
A. Hall 13-2-51-1
B. Stafford 4-0-14-1 (1nb)

L. Tomlinson+ Not Out 77 (91)
S. Brunning c Malik b Naqvi 60 (111)
B. Duckett c Khan b Nawaz 37 (23)
A. Pearson c Nawaz b Arif 12 (16)
R. Large* Not Out 4 (1)
Extras (11b, 1w) 12
Total 202-3
40.2 overs

FoW: 124-1 (Brunning, 30.3); 177-2 (Duckett, 35.4); 198-3 (Pearson, 40.1)

A. Malik 7-1-27-0 (1w)
A. Naqvi 8-0-51-1
H. Arif 5.2-1-24-1
A. Shafiq 8-3-37-0
F. Khan 9-1-45-0
M. Nawaz 3-0-7-1

Buckingham win by 7 wickets.

Buckingham – 25 points
Burnham – 6 points

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HCPCL D2: Town include Duckett & Hall for the visit of Burnham

Buckingham Town make two changes to their line-up as they name Ben Duckett and Andrew Hall in their eleven to face Burnham at Bourton Road on Saturday.

Duckett plays his third game in Town’s colours having been in good touch for Northants in the Vitality Blast. The batsman has an average of 64.67 at the time of writing.

Ben Duckett

All-rounder Hall has missed the past few games through injury but returns having been in form with the ball before his enforced break.

Andrew Hall

Rob Large takes over the captaincy from the unavailable Jack Parish, while Leigh Tomlinson with take the gloves with Jonny Cater also missing the game.

Rob Large

Town are currently 31 points clear at the top.

Town: Rob Large (Captain), Ben Duckett, Steve Brunning, Leigh Tomlinson, Andrew Hall, Ash Pearson, Jack Deal, Ben Stafford, Russell White, Gurwinder Singh, George Humphries.

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CL D6: Town III skipper looking for his side to bounce back

Buckingham Town III skipper Brij Valambhia has spoken to Sports Shots as his side head to play at Horley II in the Cherwell League, Division 6 on Saturday.

Brijesh Valambhia

The Town III captain said:

After a disappointing result last week where we lost a game we shouldn’t have. Still a few positives to take from it, Andy Humphries returned to his bowling form taking 6-18 off his spell and Matt Dipple grabbed 3 wickets at the top of the order.

We go again this weekend and hope for a better result.

Town III: Brij Valambhia (Captain), Mike Taylor, Joe Clark, Vish Valambhia, Anant Peshawaria, Richard Pengelly, Matt Dipple, Frank Johnson, Ryan Freshwater, Luke Tory, Tom Buggey.

Division 6 table

1 Bledlow Ridge 1 10 8 1 0 0 1 13 0 225 Up
2 Challow and Childrey 2 10 8 0 2 0 0 18 0 218 Down
3 Twyford 2 10 6 0 4 0 0 27 0 177 No Change
4 Sandford St Martin 2 10 4 0 5 0 1 45 0 151 No Change
5 Buckingham Town 3 10 4 0 5 0 1 38 0 144 No Change
6 Oxford 3 10 4 1 4 0 1 46 17 141 Up
7 Banbury 4 10 3 0 7 0 0 50 0 125 Up
8 Minster Lovell 2 10 3 2 4 0 1 48 5 124 Down
9 Eynsham 1 10 2 1 7 0 0 70 5 121 Down
10 Horley 2 10 2 1 6 0 1 60 0 116 No Change
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EPP U16: Town’s Clark strokes 74-ball century as Bucks U16 secure 127 run win!

Buckingham Town’s Joe Clark stroked a century as Bucks U16 defeated their Northants counterparts by 130 runs in the EPP U16 competition last week.

Joe Clark

The promising youngster from Bourton Road made 104 not out from 74 balls as he carried Bucks U16s to 187 all out at West Haddon & Guilsborough CC.

In reply, Northants U16s were dismissed for 60 all out.


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CCLD1; Town downed by Oxford

Buckingham Town II’s – 152 all out off 41.5 overs (4 points)

Oxford Downs – 154-2 off 26.5 overs (25 points)

Buckingham Town II’s got off to the perfect start when Alex O’Dell & Alistair Martin opened the match with an unbeaten 101, but once the partnership was broken Oxford seized the initiative all bar brief resistance from Sam Younghusband who hit 28. After his dismissal the final five Buckingham wickets fell for just 9 runs, & Oxford in return saw openers Adam Beck & Alex Ling make 67 before a wicket fell, but Downs showed why they are top of the table on a long unbeaten run by powering home to win the game before the England v Sweden World Cup quarter-final kicked off.

Town lost the toss and were put into bat by their guests where the openers put on a great opening partnership, O’Dell reached his half century in the twenty-second over and went on to make 56 off just 77 balls before being caught with the score on 101, Martin was then run out just two runs later after making 34. Mike Taylor and Sam Younghusband put on a further 13 before the former was caught, Callum Cater made 9 before being bowled & Younghusband made 28 off 36 balls but once he was caught the score suddenly read 143-5.

Alex O’Dell reaches 50

Tom Buggey was then run out and skipper Steve Beck was bowled on his first ball without Town adding any further runs, Ryan Freshwater added a single before being caught, James Gear faced three balls before being caught, the final partnership of Jason Ell & Wasim Fayyaz saw Ell make 8 before his wicket fell, and from 101-1 then 143-5 Town ended 152 all out. Oxford had been patient waiting for the first wicket to fall but once it came they dominated their hosts to claim the remaining nine wickets for just fifty one runs, George Sandbach the best of the Oxford bowlers taking 4 wickets for just 22 runs off 5.5 overs, Jonathan Meardon taking 3-31 off 10 overs.

Beck & Ling made quick work of making their 50 partnership before Ling fell to Fayyaz with the score on 67, Beck went on to make 71 off just 66 balls before being bowled by Younghusband, his partnership with George Sandbach made 73. With minutes left before the football started, Oxford knocked off the remaining 13 they needed to win with ease, Younghusband taking 1-11 off one over, Fayyaz with the other wicket for 42 runs off 8 overs.

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HCPCL D2: Deal’s five sets up Town victory + table

Reported By Andrew Holland

Jack Deal

Buckingham travelled to bottom of the table Shipton for the first of the reverse fixtures. Shipton won the toss and elected to bat first.

Russell White and George Humphries both struck early to remove the Shipton openers, and when Humphries followed that up with the wicket of Lewis Marstin the score was 22 for 3. Charlie Miller and skipper Anupam Sanklecha began to rebuild the innings, seeing off the opening spells and putting on 41. The introduction of spin brought the breakthrough as Ben Stafford had Sanklecha caught at first slip with his first delivery. Craig Wood came in at number 6 and offered good support to Miller up to the lunch break as Shipton reached 103 for 4 at lunch, Miller having brought up a 65 ball half century.

Jack Deal struck in his first over after lunch as he trapped Wood lbw for 24. Two overs later he took the key wicket of Miller, having him caught on the boundary for 60 followed by a third wicket as Shipton slipped to 117 for 7. Jason Hunt (14) struck three boundaries as he scored some late runs before he was the first of 2 wickets in 3 balls as Deal completed his five wicket haul for just 20 runs. Stafford chipped in with a second wicket as the hosts were bowled out for 140.

Steve Brunning and Leigh Tomlinson started well for Buckingham, putting on 33 for the first wicket. The introduction of Jason Hunt broke the partnership as Tomlinson was adjudged lbw for 20 followed by Ash Pearson being bowled in the next over. Jonny Cater came in at 4 and looked positive against the spinners, putting on 41 with Brunning. Shaun Miller came back into the attack and Cater hit him for six before being stumped for 24 the very next ball. Another wicket apiece for Miller and Hunt saw the Buckingham chase falter as they stopped for tea at 107 for 5.

Steve Brunning

Sanklecha removed Brunning for a well made 48 straight after tea followed by Hunt picking up his fourth wicket to test the Buckingham nerves, but White and Humphries put on 23 for the 8th wicket to see the visitors home to a three wicket victory.

Results elsewhere were again kind to Buckingham as they extended their lead at the top of the table to 31 points ahead of the visit of Burnham to Bourton Road next Saturday.

Shipton Under Wychwood
B. Norgrove b Humphries 2 (18)
I. Lewis lbw b White 2 (6)
C. Miller c Nagla b Deal 60 (80)
L. Marstin c Cater b Humphries 10 (14)
A. Sanklecha* c Large b Stafford 13 (25)
C. Wood lbw b Deal 24 (65)
I. Harris+ c Humphries b Deal 3 (16)
H. Davies c Nagla b Stafford 8 (35)
J. Hunt b Deal 14 (17)
S. Miller c Nagla b Deal 0 (3)
A. Rehman Not Out 0 (7)
Extras (1lb, 3nb) 4
Total 140 all out
47.1 overs

FoW: 4-1 (Lewis, 3.3); 4-2 (Norgrove, 4.3); 22-3 (Marstin, 8.5); 63-4 (Sanklecha, 17.1); 105-5 (Wood, 32.4); 116-6 (C. Miller, 36.2); 117-7 (Harris, 36.6); 137-8 (Hunt, 44.2); 138-9 (S. Miller, 44.4); 140-10 (Davies, 47.1)

G. Humphries 11-4-31-2
R. White 8-2-21-1 (1nb)
G. Nagla 3-0-28-0
B. Stafford 15.1-2-39-2
J. Deal 10-2-20-5 (2nb)

L. Tomlinson lbw b Hunt 20 (33)
S. Brunning b Sanklecha 48 (96)
A. Pearson b Hunt 7 (10)
J. Cater+ st Cater b S. Miller 24 (36)
R. Large b Hunt 3 (11)
J. Parish* b S. Miller 1 (5)
J. Deal b Hunt 14 (39)
R. White Not Out 10 (29)
G. Humphries Not Out 11 (13)
Extras (4b, 2lb) 6
Total 144-7
45.2 overs

FoW: 33-1 (Tomlinson, 9.5); 43-2 (Pearson, 11.6); 84-3 (Cater, 24.4); 99-4 (Large, 27.4); 100-5 (Parish, 28.4); 110-6 (Brunning, 35.1); 121-7 (Deal, 41.4)

A. Sanklecha 13-1-49-1
A. Rehman 4-0-12-0
S. Miller 14-6-35-2
J. Hunt 14.2-2-42-4

Buckingham won by 3 wickets.

Buckingham – 25 points
Shipton – 8 points

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HCPCL D2: Table-topping Town head to Shipton

As Buckingham Town head into the second half of their Home Counties Premier League, Division 2 campaign tomorrow they sit 24 points clear at the top of the table.

Jack Parish

Town head to play at Shipton-under-Wychwood on Saturday.

Skipper Jack Parish spoke to Sports Shots and looked back on the season, plus highlighted the need for his team to keep performing.

Last week was a fantastic result against a very talented Chesham side. It’s always great when your big players perform when it matters most. J.Cater there!

This week marks the halfway stage of the season and apart from a walloping from Great Tew things have gone pretty well.

We now need to back it up and continue doing what we’ve done well and keep getting results as the league is still pretty tight at the top.

In closing the Town skipper had to mention what is on everybody’s mind.

Dare we dream, Sir Gareth?


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