CCL D1; Buckingham Town II’s suffer defeat at Westbury

Westbury CC – 234-7 off 40 overs
Buckingham Town CC II’s – 162-8 off 40 overs

David Barnes top scored for Town


Buckingham Town II’s fell to defeat on Saturday at near neighbours Westbury in a match that was reduced in overs due to the wet weather, the hosts batting first saw their opening partnership put on a brilliant one hundred & ninety until the first wicket fell and with the resistance finally broken Town managed to take a further six wickets for forty-four runs, however the end score proved too much for the visitor’s despite their first four batsmen all scoring well ending their innings seventy-two runs short of the target.

Olly Tice & skipper Tom Gurney made one hundred & three and a spot on century respectively, the latter carrying the bat throughout the innings for an impressive one hundred and forty-five minutes unbeaten, after the first wicket eventually fell Town did get through the middle order much quicker taking three wickets for two runs then another three for just six to leave the home side on two hundred & thirty-four, James Gear the most useful bowler finishing with figures of four wickets for forty-six off his eight overs.

CCL D1 table

Alex O’Dell & David Barnes opened for Town and made thirty-two before the wicket keeper was caught when on nineteen, Adam King came in & made fifteen until he was trapped lbw & Barnes fell next as top scorer with the score on ninety-eight. Captain Steve Beck made thirty-three before being bowled by George Markham, from his dismissal the visitor’s lost three wickets for two runs which killed the game off, leaving Joe Bleasdale & Richard Pengelly to enjoy a final pairing of twenty-five until the overs ran out. Charlie Williams top wicket taker for the home side finishing with three wickets for forty off his eight overs.

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