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CL,D6: Dipple leads Town III to victory

Buckingham Town III’s maintained their 4th place spot in Cherwell League Div 6 with a convincing victory over Banbury 4’s.

Batting first, Mike Taylor (56) and Vishal Valambhia (77) helped Town post 201, before Matt Dipple ripped through Banbury’s top order to finish with impressive figures of 6-9 from his 10 overs.

Matt Dipple

CL,D2: Town II edge closer to title with big win

Buckingham Town II are edging closer to the Cherwell League, Division 2 title.

Dom Pritchard’s side went twelve points clear with a comprehensive 146-run win at Bledlow Village on Saturday.

With two games remaining Town II’s are in the box seat to play Division 1 cricket next season for the first time in their history.

After Alex O’Dell (27) and Steve Brunning (55) gave Town II’s a good platform it was Steve Beck (61) and Ben Laycock (51) who took their side on before a few lusty late-order blows by Jason Ell (30 not out from 22 balls) helped post an impressive 271 for 7.

Ben Laycock

Ben Laycock and Nic Bond then blew away the top order to leave Bledlow Village reeling at 5 for 4, from which they never recovered.

Town II worked their way through the visitors batting with a strong bowling display; skipper Pritchard and Ben Stafford removing the rest as they took their last wicket with the score on 125.

Laycock, three for 19, Bond, two for 24 , Pritchard three for 37 and Stafford, two for 32 doing the damage.

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Bledlow Village v Buckingham Town

HCPCL,D2: Town do the double over Shipton

By Andrew Holland

Buckingham welcomed Shipton to Bourton Road on Saturday, and after winning the toss asked the visitors to bat first.

Kallan Braid Ball

Lester Smart, playing his first game of the season for the 1st team, struck in his first over as he had Craig Wood caught behind by Jonny Cater. Simon Hole and Charlie Miller put on 23 for the second wicket before Smart and Kallan Braid-Ball ripped the heart out of the Shipton batting as they took 6 wickets for 9 runs in 11 overs to leave the score struggling at 36 for 7. Smart bowled his 10 overs straight through, finishing with impressive figures of 4 wickets for 9 runs with 5 maidens. Harry Davies (13) and Skipper Charlie Brain (25) offered some resistance with a partnership of 41 for the 8th wicket, but when George Humphries bowled Davies the end came quickly. Braid-Ball returned to pick up his 4th wicket, finishing with 4 for 30 from his 10 overs before Humphries (2 for 19 from 8.4 overs) finished the innings off to bowl Shipton out for 81.

Jack Deal

Leigh Tomlinson made a quick start to the Buckingham chase, scoring 24 in an opening stand of 38 before becoming the first of 5 wickets for Anupam Sanklecha to fall in five overs which reduced the hosts to 58 for 5. Jack Deal and Jack Parish came together and saw out Sanklecha’s spell (5 for 31 from 10 overs) before scoring against the other bowlers. The pair put on 26 at close to a run a ball to see Buckingham over the line to complete a double over Shipton, Deal top scoring as he finished 26 not out.

Shipton Under Wychwood
C. Wood c Cater b Smart 2 (7)
S. Hole c Cater b Braid-Ball 11 (26)
C. Miller+ c Cater b Braid-Ball 9 (21)
A. Sanklecha lbw b Smart 1 (10)
I. Lewis c Cater b Smart 0 (2)
B. Norgrove c Jayasena b Braid-Ball 0 (14)
H. Davies b Humphries 13 (46)
S. Cross c Tomlinson b Smart 3 (15)
C. Brain* c Parish b Braid-Ball 25 (39)
S. Harris c Pearson b Humphries 0 (14)
S. Miller Not Out 4 (10)
Extras (2b, 1lb, 6w, 4nb) 13
Total 81 all out
33.4 overs

FoW: 4-1 (Wood, 1.4); 27-2 (C. Miller, 6.5); 28-3 (Sanklecha, 9.3); 28-4 (Lewis, 9.5); 30-5 (Hole, 10.5); 33-6 (Norgrove, 14.5); 36-7 (Cross, 17.5); 77-8 (Davies, 29.1); 77-9 (Brain, 30.3); 81-10 (Harris, 33.4)

K. Braid-Ball 10-1-30-4 (3w, 4nb)
L. Smart 10-5-9-4 (1w)
G. Humphries 8.4-3-19-2
J. Parish 5-0-20-0 (2w)

L. Tomlinson b Sanklecha 24 (30)
R. Large c Miller b Sanklecha 10 (22)
A. Pearson c Brain b Sanklecha 1 (11)
J. Cater*+ lbw b Sanklecha 0 (1)
J. Deal Not Out 26 (38)
A. Martin b Sanklecha 4 (19)
J. Parish Not Out 7 (10)
Extras (2lb, 8w, 2nb) 10
Total 84-5
21.4 overs

FoW: 38-1 (Tomlinson, 8.2); 43-2 (Large, 10.1), 43-3 (Cater, 10.2); 46-4 (Pearson, 12.1); 58-5 (Martin, 16.4)

A. Sanklecha 10-0-31-5 (6w)
S. Harris 4-0-22-0
H. Davies 4-3-9-0 (2w, 2nb)
S. Miller 2.4-0-18-0
C. Brain 1-0-2-0

Buckingham win by 5 wickets.

Buckingham – 20 points
Shipton – 5 points

Buckingham Town II’s CC v Challow & Childrey CC

Buckingham Town 2nd’s beat Challow & Childrey on Saturday to go second in the table, in a slow scoring game played out in warm sunshine.

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HCPCL,D2: First win in 5 for Town despite Nelson ton

Reported by Andrew Holland

Buckingham travelled to already relegated Great Brickhill on Saturday for the return of the 50 over games. The hosts won the toss and elected to bat first.

Skipper Mark Nelson opened the batting and scored quickly from the start forcing Buckingham to switch to spin within the first 10 overs. He dominated an opening partnership of 74 with Rubens Clinton (20) before the latter was trapped lbw by Jack Deal. Another wicket for Deal and one for Jack Parish followed to leave the score 92 for 3 when Jilesh Pattni joined Nelson at the crease. Nelson passed 50 (30 balls), and continued to score freely at one end, Pattni scoring just 1 run in the first 40 runs of their partnership. With his 17th boundary Nelson brought up an 80 ball century, and went on to make 118 (89 balls) before being run out dropping his bat as he crossed the crease. That was the first of 7 wickets in 48 balls for just 10 runs as Great Brickhill slipped from 171 for 3 to 181 all out. George Humphries was the main destroyer taking 5 wickets for 4 runs in 3 overs (including a triple wicket maiden) to finish with 5 for 35 against his former club.

George Humphries

In reply James Wagg struck early as Rob Large was bowled not playing a shot. Leigh Tomlinson (34) and Ash Pearson (28) came together and scored at close to 5 an over as they put on 70 for second wicket before both falling in consecutive overs to Wagg and Marcus Critchley. Wagg bowled his 10 overs straight through, finishing with 2 for 36, and was replaced by Drew Burrows who took 2 wickets in 2 balls in his second over as the Buckingham chase slipped to 97 for 5. Jack Parish came in to join skipper Jonny Cater, and the pair steadied the innings with a busy partnership of 48. Parish scored 22 at better than a run a ball but fell to the returning Critchley with victory in sight. Nuwan Jayasena came in at number 8 and struck three 4s and two 6s and a 14 ball 28 not out as, alongside Cater who finished 39 not out, he saw Buckingham home to a 4 wicket win.

Great Brickhill
M. Nelson* Run Out (Tomlinson) 118 (89)
R. Clinton lbw b Deal 20 (28)
G. Carter lbw b Deal 1 (8)
M. Critchley lbw b Parish 1 (10)
J. Pattni b Humphries 19 (55)
G. Morris+ lbw b Humphries 1 (18)
A. Jhala b Humphries 0 (3)
D. Burrows c Cater b Humphries 0 (1)
H. Miah Not Out 4 (16)
A. Khan b Humphries 1 (2)
J. Wagg lbw b Parish 0 (2)
Extras (5b, 1lb, 10w) 16
Total 181 all out
38.4 overs

FoW: 74-1 (Clinton, 9.3); 89-2 (Carter, 11.5); 92-3 (Critchley, 14.4); 171-4 (Nelson, 30.5); 175-5 (Pattni, 33.1); 175-6 (Jhala, 33.4); 175-7 (Burrows, 33.5); 178-8 (Morris, 37.2); 180-9 (Khan, 37.5); 181-10 (Wagg, 38.4)

K. Braid-Ball 4-0-25-0
N. Bond 2-0-20-0 (2w)
J. Deal 7-0-39-2 (2w)
J. Parish 7.4-1-26-2 (3w)
N. Jayasena 10-5-30-0
G. Humphries 8-1-35-5 (3w)

L. Tomlinson c Critchley b Wagg 34 (47)
R. Large b Wagg 0 (6)
A. Pearson c Nelson b Critchley 28 (43)
J. Cater*+ Not Out 39 (68)
J. Deal lbw b Burrows 10 (22)
A. Martin b Burrows 0 (1)
J. Parish c Pattni b Critchley 22 (21)
N. Jayasena Not Out 28 (14)
Extras (4lb, 17w) 21
Total 182-6
36.5 overs

FoW: 5-1 (Large, 1.6); 70-2 (Tomlinson, 15.5); 70-3 (Pearson, 16.1); 97-4 (Deal, 23.3); 97-5 (Martin, 23.4); 145-6 (Parish, 32.2)

A. Jhala 5-0-21-0 (6w)
J. Wagg 10-2-36-2
M. Critchley 8-0-51-2 (1w)
A. Khan 5.5-0-46-0 (7w)
D. Burrows 4-0-13-2 (2w)
H. Miah 4-0-11-0 (1w)

Buckingham win by 4 wickets.

Buckingham – 20 points
Great Brickhill – 6 points



Friendly: Town Sunday team ease to win by 140 runs

Buckingham Town Sunday friendly XI beat Whitchurch by 140 runs.

Acting skipper Brijesh Valambhia won the toss and batted
and Town posted an impressive 268-4.

Ade Johnson

Opener Adrian Johnson(52) was in fine form and then Brijesh Valambhia hit a sparking 103 before retiring. Middle order batsmen Alex Piggott(34) and Kevin D’Silva(36) scored useful runs before they both also retired. Whitchurch were bowled out for 128 with early order batsmen Petus(30) and Howarth(28) their top scorers.

For Town, Shaz Malick 3-27 and Kallan Peshavaria 3-19 did well. There was a brace of wickets for young Oliver Peacock(2-31)
and Olly Drage (2-3).

HCPCL,D2: Town fall short to Amersham again

By Andrew Holland

After losing in the final over to Amersham earlier in the season Buckingham were involved in another tense finish against the same opposition on Saturday. Rain delayed the start, reducing the match to a 48/41 over game, with Amersham winning the toss and asking Buckingham to bat first.

Due to the delay there were just 45 minutes before the lunch break, and the Amersham opening bowlers kept things tight with some assistance from the surface. Just before the break the spin of Maduka Liyanapathiranage was introduced and he trapped Leigh Tomlinson lbw for 9 as Buckingham went to lunch at 25 for 1.

After lunch Liyanapathiranage and Alex Lines took regular wickets to reduce Buckingham to 52 for 5, Steve Brunning making 20. Skipper Jonny Cater was the only other player in the top 8 to reach double figures, pushing his side towards the 100 mark before he was bowled for 32. Nuwan Jayasena chipped in with 22 towards the end before he was the final man out as Buckingham were all out for 117. Liyanapathiranage claimed 5 for 33.

Jonny Cater

Before the Amersham innings began the rain returned forcing an early tea break and reducing the chase to 37 overs.

Kallan Braid-Ball and George Humphries started well for Buckingham reducing the visitors to 33 for 3 with the new ball. Edward Bowcock and Liyanapathiranage came together, and between them put on 31 which put Amersham ahead in the run chase. Jack Deal came into the attack and made the breakthrough trapping Bowcock lbw for 34 before two more quick wickets reduced Amersham to 74 for 6. Liyanapathiranage was still going well, and Adam Ali chipped in with 16 but two more quick wickets for Deal left the score 99 for 8 with 5 overs to go. Liyanapathiranage saw his side home though with 11 balls to spare and finishing 49 not out. Deal claimed 4 for 28 from his 11.1 overs.

L. Tomlinson lbw b Liyanapathiranage 9 (45)
S. Brunning c R. Viney b Lines 20 (61)
A. King+ lbw b Liyanapathiranage 2 (9)
J. Cater* b Lines 32 (59)
A. Pearson c R. Viney b Lines 1 (5)
J. Deal c Rogers b Helm 4 (24)
S. Beck c A. Viney b Liyanapathiranage 6 (33)
J. Parish c Helm b Rogers 3 (8)
N. Jayasena c Cole b Liyanapathiranage 22 (35)
G. Humphries c Helm b Liyanapathiranage 3 (10)
K. Braid-Ball Not Out 5 (5)
Extras (2lb, 1w, 7nb) 10
Total 117 all out
47.5 overs

FoW: 22-1 (Tomlinson, 11.6); 30-2 (King, 15.3); 42-3 (Brunning, 18.5); 44-4 (Pearson, 20.3); 52-5 (Deal, 26.2); 72-6 (Beck, 35.2); 83-7 (Parish, 38.2); 96-8 (Cater, 42.4); 101-9 (Humphries, 45.6); 117-10 (Jayasena, 47.5)

A. Lines 15-3-45-3 (1w, 2nb)
S. Helm 11-1-22-1 (5nb)
M. Liyanapathiranage 18.5-2-33-5
S. Rogers 3-1-15-1

E. Bowcock lbw b Deal 34 (65)
B. Friderichs lbw b Braid-Ball 6 (12)
R. Viney+ c Jayasena b Humphries 1 (12)
A. Viney* b Braid-Ball 3 (23)
M. Liyanapathiranage Not Out 49 (52)
C. Tilbury c Tomlinson b Jayasena 0 (12)
S. Rogers c Cater b Deal 0 (3)
A. Ali c Jayasena b Deal 16 (26)
S. Helm c& b Deal 0 (3)
A. Cole Not Out 2 (7)
Extras (3lb, 4nb) 7
Total 118-8
35.1 overs

FoW: 14-1 (Friderichs, 4.1); 19-2 (R. Viney, 7.5); 33-3 (A. Viney); 64-4 (Bowcock, 21.2); 73-5 (Tilbury, 24.4); 74-6 (Rogers, 25.2); 98-7 (Ali, 31.1); 99-8 (Helm, 31.5)

K. Braid-Ball 11-2-36-2 (3nb)
G. Humphries 6-2-21-1
J. Deal 11.1-3-28-4
N. Jayasena 7-1-30-1

Amersham win by 2 wickets.

Buckingham – 9 points
Amersham – 25 points

Cropredy CC v Buckingham Town II’s CC

Buckingham Town II’s lost at Cropredy on Saturday by 115 runs.

Cropredy Cricket Club

The hosts posted a score of 263-7 in their fifty overs, and then bowled out their guests for 148 with seven and a half overs to spare.

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Buckingham Town II CC v Leighton Buzzard Town CC

Buckingham Town II’s beat Leighton Buzzard Town on Saturday to go top of the Cherwell League Division Two table.

Some light rain that had threatened all afternoon held off long enough for the II’s to beat their guests by three wickets.


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HCPCL,D2: Double wash out for Town and Datchet

After Datchet’s visit to Buckingham earlier in the season was abandoned due to the weather the forecast didn’t look encouraging for the return game.

The toss was delayed for 30 minutes and was then won by Datchet won asked Buckingham to bowl first.

After a further 30 minute delay Chris Peploe opened the bowling and struck in his second over to remove Steve Brunning for a duck. Ash Pearson joined Leigh Tomlinson and the pair put on 32 against some accurate bowling. Tom Lambert trapped Pearson lbw for 16 with one that kept low which brought Jonny Cater to the wicket. The introduction of James Rogers into the attack increased the run rate as he bowled two overs for 20 and Buckingham reached 59 for 2, Tomlinson 30 not out.

No more play was possible as the rain returned and both sides took 6 points.

L. Tomlinson Not Out 30 (63)
S. Brunning c Thomas b Peploe 0 (5)
A. Pearson lbw b Lambert 16 (30)
J. Cater*+ Not Out 6 (12)
Extras (5lb, 2nb) 7
Total 59-2
18 overs

FoW: 7-1 (Brunning, 2.1); 32-2 (Pearson, 11.5)

C. Peploe 9-3-13-1
T. Lambert 7-0-21-1
J. Rogers 2-0-20-0 (2nb)

Match abandoned.

Buckingham – 6 points
Datchet – 6 points