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Ash Pearson played a captain’s role as his unbeaten century took Buckingham Town to third place with their first victory of the season against Great Brickhill at Bourton Road yesterday.
CLUB REPORT – by Andrew Holland
With the threat of showers around Buckingham won the toss and batted against Great Brickhill.
Opening bowler Peter Hastings removed both the Buckingham openers cheaply before Ash Pearson and Simon Myatt settled the innings down. They put on 80 for the third wicket in good time before Myatt was caught behind for 33. Jack Parish (13) and Matthew Thatcher (25) provided support for Pearson who went past 50 as Buckingham built a solid platform for the final overs. At 184-5 with 10 overs to go Callum Price (20 from 20 balls) and Wayne Platts (12 not out from 7 balls) increased the run rate while Pearson saw the innings through to finish on 109 not out (140 balls). Buckingham ended 246-6.
Great Brickhill’s reply got off to the worst possible start as Anton DeBeer was run out without facing a ball to the first ball of the innings. Graeme Carter came in at 3 and scored fluently, but there was little support from the rest of the order as the rest of the top 6 all got in but failed to pass 20. At 121-5 the game was evenly poised, but James Gear removed Carter for 61 (73 balls) with what was the first wicket of a hat-trick that broke the resistance. The final 2 wickets hung around for 6 overs but Great Brickhill were all out for 133 to give Buckingham their first win of the season.
B. Laycock c Davies b Hastings 7
R. Large lbw b Hastings 7
A. Pearson* Not Out 109
S. Myatt c Davies b Neil 33
J. Parish b Aris 13
M. Thatcher c& b Aris 25
C. Price c Neil b Carter 20
W. Platts Not Out 12
Extras (2b, 4lb, 13w, 1nb) 20
FoW: 20-1 (Laycock); 27-2 (Large); 107-3 (Myatt); 127-4 (Parish); 184-5 (M. Thatcher); 223-6 (Price)
G. Humphries 7-1-18-0; P. Hastings 9-1-39-2; J. Neil 7-0-41-1; D. Aris 17-0-70-2; G. Carter 13-0-72-1
P. Prasad b Laycock 11
A. DeBeer Run Out (Laycock) 0
G. Carter* c& b Gear 61
G. Davson c Pearson b Ell 13
D. Aris b Laycock 11
J. Davies+ c Laycock b Ell 18
N. Cadman Not Out 6
G. MacDonald c Myatt b Gear 0
G. Humphries lbw b Gear 0
P. Hastings c Myatt b Price 4
J. Neil Run Out (Parish) 0
Extras (9w) 9
Total 133 all out
FoW: 1-1 (DeBeer); 31-2 (Prasad); 59-3 (Davson); 76-4 (Aris); 119-5 (Davies); 121-6 (Carter); 121-7 (MacDonald); 121-8 (Humphries); 127-9 (Hastings); 133-10 (Neil)
C. Price 7-0-24-1; W. Platts 7-0-22-0; B. Laycock 7-0-28-2; J. Ell 8-0-37-2; J. Gear 7.2-2-22-3
Buckingham win by 113 runs.
Buckingham Town – 25 points
Great Brickhill – 4 points
Buckingham Town skipper Ash Pearson will be looking for his side to build on their outstanding display at leaders Horspath when they play host to Great Brickhill this weekend.
Pearson’s team went to the strong and highly-fancied Horspath and came away with fifteen points against a side who have blown sides away, including Shipton-under-Wychwood who were dismissed for just 37 all out.
Rob Large and Callum Price batted superbly while Wayne Platts produced an unsung performance with the ball as he kept a dangerous batting line-up restricted.
Tomorrow Great Brickhill visit Bourton Road and are a better side than their second from bottom position suggests. Players of the quality of Graeme Carter and Garth Davson will pose a threat to Town.
Pearson makes two changes to the side as Matthew Thatcher returns and Andy Thatcher is promoted in place of Ben Stafford and Alex O’Dell, who both play for the seconds at Witney Mills.
Brickhill skipper Carter has former Town batsman Nick Cadman available as he is back from university but is missing opener Michael Baker, who is unavailable for the next two games due to work commitments.
Buckingham Town: Ash Pearson (Captain), Rob Large, Ben Laycock, Jack Parrish, Simon Myatt, Matthew Thatcher, Wayne Platts, Callum Price, Jason Ell, Andy Thatcher, James Gear.
Great Brickhill skipper Graeme Carter has spoken to Sports Shots as his side prepare to travel to Thame Town in the Cherwell Cricket League, Division 1.
Carter said “2013 has seen an influx of new young talent at GBCC. We have picked up 18 year old opening bowler George Humphries from Stony Stratford. In recent years we have been a little short of strike seam bowlers so it’s great to add George to our attack.
“As well as George we have also acquired 17 year old Jack Neil who has recently moved to the area from Lincolnshire. Jack is involved with the under 17’s over at Bucks and has shown great potential so far this season with the ball.
“Patrick Prasad is another new young player that has recently moved to the area, this time down from Birmingham. Pat is 19 years old and has already impressed at the top of the order in the pre season matches as well as our league opener last week against Oxford Downs where he was left on 39 not out before the rain washed the game out.
“Michael Baker is the last of our new recruits and has also impressed with a few good starts in the warm up matches at the top of the order. He was also interrupted by the rain on Saturday making 41 not out. Baker also provides an exceptional second keeping option for us.
“With competition for places as high as it’s ever been there is a great energy and excitement throughout the club. With an average 1st team age of around the 24 we’re excited to see how things pan out in the 2013 season. There is a lot of hard work ahead but I’m confident that as a club we will have a very successful season this year.”