CCL D8; Buckingham Town CC IV’s lose to Thame Town CC III’s & drop to second

Report: Bob Hutt

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Ryan Spragg ended top wicket taker & run scorer

Buckingham fours slipped to second place in the league after losing to Thame Town thirds by seventy-one runs and now Thame top the Cherwell Cricket League Division Eight table.

Thame batting first were restricted by opening bowlers Jake Oborne (three wickets for twenty-eight runs) and Ryan Spragg (four for thirty-three) but recovered thanks to Guy Holmes (thirty-five) and Gareth Bridges who made twenty-five. Later batsmen Tim Hester (forty-eight) and Luke Hayes (twenty-seven) saw Thame to a respectable one hundred & eighty all out. Tom Taylor with two & Luke Tory were the other wicket takers; keeper Adrian Johnson took four catches!

In reply Buckingham lost both openers cheaply but Anant Peshavaria (twenty-two) and Ryan Spragg (twenty-five) improved matters but after both had been dismissed a middle order collapse set in as Town faded to one hundred & nine all out. Skipper Dane Tuttlebee hit a quick fire twenty in a disappointing batting display with only three Buckingham batsmen reaching double figures. For Thame opening bowler Nicolas Humphries took four for thirty-eight and Ian McStay three for twenty-five.

Match scorecard: http://cherwellcricketleague.com/scorecard.php?Match_ID=7672
League table: http://cherwellcricketleague.com/leaguetable.php?Division_ID=8

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