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CCL D1; Buckingham Town CC II’s beat Twyford to leave destiny in their own hands

Twyford – 124 all out off 30.4 overs (9 points)

Buckingham Town II’s – 128-8 off 40.2 overs (25 points)

Buckingham Town II’s have found some form just at the right time of the season, as their second successive win on Saturday saw them beat Twyford and the points lifted them out of the dreaded bottom two of the Cherwell Cricket League Division One table. With this season looking likely to see three teams relegated they are still not safe, however their three remaining games see them host Challow & Childrey who are a place below them next week-end, the following week they host Tiddington who are a place above them, and then finish with a trip to Abingdon Vale who are currently three places above them but only by eighteen points. So tight is the division that now Town are just nineteen points off fourth place!

Wasim Fayyaz 7-5-13-3

Town won the toss and put their hosts into bat, Shabaz Alam started well but with the score on 25 Matthew Thatcher made the breakthrough with the wicket of Adam Bone, the batsmen who made 142 in the reverse fixture was removed without scoring. Twelve runs later and James Gear removed Alam and with both openers gone Shahid Mahmood & Ben Elkington put on 20 before Sam Younghusband caught Mahmood off Thatcher, & Albert Johnson removed Elkington and Twyford were 76-4.

Two runs later saw Wasim Fayyaz bowl Atif Ali, and the same bowler then took the wicket of Zabihullah Saeed before Johnson took Mohammed Fayyaz and Town were well on their way. Khurram Khalid then settled his side down as he partnered Jake Duxbury and they added 33 between them before Fayyaz struck again to claim Khalid with his score on 32, leaving Twyford 124-8. At this stage Ben Stafford was called into the attack and within four balls the innings was over, as he removed both Edward Selby Lowndes and then Sam Roberts to match the brace of wickets of Thatcher & Johnson, but the pick of the bowling was Fayyaz as he ended with figures of 3 wickets for just 13 runs off 7 overs, 5 of which were maidens.

Town reached 15 before Alex O’Dell was caught behind off Saeed, but Gurwinder Singh and Sam Younghusband took the score onto 54 before Singh fell to Fayyaz when on twenty-eight. Just 12 runs later Younghusband was trapped LBW by Ali, Simon Myatt was bowled by Fayyaz for 1 and Thatcher was stumped leaving Town 70-5 still needing another fifty-five runs to win. But Thomas Buggey played at the crease for almost an hour and twenty minutes from there, he and captain Steve Beck added 19 before the skipper was caught off Fayyaz, Stafford was trapped LBW by Saeed, and Gear was bowled by the same bowler. Town now needed 24 to win whilst Twyford needed 2 wickets!

Albert Johnson with Thomas Buggey saw game home

A final partnership saw Johnson come in and he & Buggey saw Town home, their paring making 27 to seal the win, Buggey ending 31 not out having played with five different companions at the crease. Saeed & Fayyaz both ending with 3 wickets each, but it was Buckingham who took home the twenty-five points.

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Buckingham Town CC II’s hoping SMS sends message to Twyford

Buckingham Town II’s travel to Twyford this Saturday, hoping to build upon last week-ends confidence boosting win over Cumnor and earn more points in their fight to escape the relegation places in the Cherwell Cricket League Division One dogfight.

When these two sides met at Bourton Road back in June it was a feast of runs as they shared 498 between the two innings which concluded in a winning draw for Town. On that day skipper Steve Beck made 71, Matthew Thatcher reached 45 and for Twyford Adam Bone hit a superb 142.

Town welcome back three players this weekend, and Sports Shots caught up with Beck ahead of the game:

After the good, albeit nervous victory against Cumnor, we have kept ourselves in the survival hunt. The league is very tight this year with the bottom five teams covered by 25 points which is 1 win, and the bottom seven teams are separated by just by 41 points. With 100 points yet to play for, I believe any of the bottom seven sides could still be relegated with the likely hood of three going down this season.

I think we need to win 3 of the last 4 games and this will be tough but certainly achievable with a little luck.

We have a few missing this week with Jack Deal and Jason Ell promoted to the first team to ensure they achieve their goal of promotion, but the return of (Ben) Staffy, (Simon) Myatt and G (Gurvinder Singh) is a boost

Steve Beck v Twyford 09.06.2018 with Adam Bone watching on


  1. Alex Odell
  2. G Singh
  3. S Younghusband
  4. M Thatcher
  5. S Beck
  6. T Buggy
  7. S Myatt
  8. B Stafford
  9. J Gear
  10. A Johnson
  11. W Fayyaz

The match starts at 12.30pm

CL,D6: Town III suffer local derby defeat at Twyford II


Buckingham Town 3rds suffered a 67 run defeat to neighbours Twyford 2nds.

Twyford batting first were dismissed for a modest 126 with Matthew Thatcher four for 30, Brijesh Valambhia  and Luke Tory both taking a brace f dismissals for Town.

Matthew Thatcher

In reply Town had no answer to Shafaqat 5-17 and Fayyaz 4-12 as they crashed to 59 all out.


CL,D1: Cumnor v Twyford scorecard

Cumnor v Twyford FULL SCORECARD

CL,D1: Twyford skipper looks ahead to season’s curtain-raiser at Bicester

Twyford Cricket Club skipper Ben Curley has spoken to Sports Shots as his side head to Bicester & North Oxford Cricket Club for their season’s curtain-raiser tomorrow (Saturday).

Ben Curley

Ben Curley

Curley said:

We are excited to make the short trip over to Bicester and North Oxford on Saturday.

It’s a final chance to look at a few players before the first league game in a couple of weeks time.

Our recruitment this winter has been fantastic and it’s been great to see people hitting their straps recently in the nets. We have probably 4 or 5 guys that miss out on Saturday that probably deserve to be out there but competition for places is really hot and picking a final 11 for the first league game is not something I’m looking forward too. A positive for the club but a nightmare for me.

CL,D1: New Twyford skipper looking forward 2016 cricket season challenge

New Twyford Cricket Club captain Ben Curley has spoken to Sports Shots and is looking forward to the challenge of taking charge of the Cherwell Cricket League, Division 1 outfit next season.

Ben Curley

Ben Curley

Curley told our website;

I am delighted to take over the captaincy at Twyford Cricket club, it’s a challenge I am greatly looking forward to.

I am extremely pleased that last years captain Jack Deal will be assisting me as vice captain.

We, as a club are really looking forward to a positive year.

The emphasis this year will be on the club and focusing on all three teams achieving their goals in their three leagues. To do so, we are looking for players across the board. Whilst our summer recruitment has been fantastic so far at first team level and with some players able to play more regularly we are still on the lookout for players at any level, whether it be 1st, 2nd or 3rd team level.

If you’re interested in playing some cricket please check us out online and get yourself involved in what is sure to be a fantastic season.

CL, D1: Twyford take upper hand in Long Marston draw

Twyford took eighteen points from their drawn Cherwell League, Division 1 fixture when they travelled to Long Marston on Saturday.

Bil Afzal (64) and Shahid Mahmood (56) were amongst the runs for Twyford, after the visitors posted 221 all out batting first.

Long Marston were thirty runs short in their run chase and eight wickets down.

Long Marston v Twyford – Full match scorecard

CL, D1: Sansome returns to skipper Twyford for Oxford II trip

Stafford Sansome returns to the lead the Twyford 1st XI as they travel to Oxford II in the Cherwell League, Division 1 tomorrow.

Twyford got off to an excellent start as they record 17 points in their drawn fixture with Long Marston.

The runs flowed as Twyford were inserted as Nick Evans hit an unbeaten 74, while Jack Deal (70), Bilal Afzal (48) and Adam Bone (31 not out) were also in the runs as they posted 296 for 5.

Sam Roberts picked up four wickets as Long Marston finished on 231 for 6.

Team: Stafford Sansome (Captain), Jack Deal, Nick Evans (wk), Shahid Mahmood, David Fanghanel-Powles, Tanvier Nadeem, Saad Khari, Bilal Afzal, Ben Elkington, Jason Heslington, Sam Roberts.

CL, D1: Deal takes charge of Twyford’s league curtain-raiser

Twyford start their Cherwell Cricket League, Division 1 campaign as they play host to newly promoted Long Marston tomorrow.

With skipper Stafford Sansome missing the first game with a stress fracture, Jack Deal takes charge of the side for their league curtain-raiser.

Team: Jack Deal (c), Nick Evans (wk), Shahid Mahmood, David Powells, Tanvier Hussein, Bilal Afzal, Adam Bone, George Jackman, Jason Heslington, Edward Selby-Lowndes, Sam Roberts.

CL, D1: Twyford Deal a new skipper for Bicester friendly

Jack Deal has returned from Tring Park and will lead Twyford when they play at Bicester & North Oxford on Saturday.

Vice captain Deal steps up with Stafford Sansome unavailable a week ahead of their Cherwell League, Division 1 opener at Long Marston.

Team: Jack Deal (Captain), Sam Deal, Tanvir Hussein, Sam Lyon, Ian Perna, David Powells, Sam Roberts, Henry Wilkinson, Bilal Afzal, Jason Heslington, Joe Wilkinson.