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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