Preston Bissett CC – 111-3 off 15 overs
Marsh Gibbon CC – 101-5 off 15 overs
Preston Bissett lifted the Buckingham Advertiser Cup on Wednesday evening at a very hot & humid Bourton Road to complete a hugely successful season where they were also crowned the Buckingham Mid-Week League Champions. The top two sides in the league competed for the annual Advertiser Cup in a fifteen overs fixture, Preston batting first set the league runners-up a target of one hundred & twelve to win, thanks in main to an impressive fifty-six from Adam Bone, whilst in reply openers Stuart Leonard & Scott Reynolds got their side off to a good start however as the wickets fell and the runs dried up they fell just ten runs short of their opponents total.
Bone opened alongside Harin Sellahewa who was run out with just eight runs on the scoreboard, Edward Selby Lowndes came to the crease and despite only making four runs himself he helped Bone get the score up to thirty-six before he was caught. George King then paired up with Bone and their partnership was worth forty-four which saw the opener pass his half century before eventually falling to Tom Leonard, King went on to make an unbeaten thirty-one alongside Ryan Watson who ended six not out.
Gibbon got their reply off to a flying start through Leonards & Reynolds who ticked along to fifty-seven before the latter was caught behind for twenty-one, Paul Thornton came in and made eleven before he was run out, Bone removed Reynolds stump with his score on thirty-one & Luke Fox was run out for eleven, Tom Leonard was also ran out and as the runs dried up through the middle order Bissett were able to lift the silverware at the end of a very hot evening.
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