CCL Division 1: Town II’s edge thrilling opening day derby

Report by Bob Hutt
In a thrilling climax Buckingham II’s beat Twyford I’s by one run (D/L).

Alex O’Dell

Inserted by Town, Twyford lost Shabaaz Alam early but Adam Bone(29) and Shahid Mahmood(44) improved matters before a middle order collapse. Faisal Khalid, 46 not out at the end, saw Twyford to a useful 227-9 from their 50 overs.
Pick of the Buckingham bowlers was spinner Wasim Fayyaz with 4-26. Nic Bond and Greg Leibenberg had two wickets and there was one for Matt Thatcher.
Buckingham made a solid start through Alex O’Dell (47) and David Barnes (23). Important runs came from skipper Steve Beck (34) and Tom Buggey(34).
As wickets fell James Gear (17no) and Jason Ell (19no) saw Town home against the odds, reaching their revised target of 217(D/L).
Pick of the Twyford bowlers was Atif Ali with 3-32.

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