Buckingham Town CC III’s – 134-6 off 26 overs
Horley CC II’s – 133 all out off 42.3 overs
Buckingham Town CC III’s rounded off their title winning campaign with victory over Horley CC II’s on Saturday at Fringford and finish their season twenty-seven points off second place Bledlow Village CC II’s as both look forward to division five cricket in the Cherwell Cricket League next term. Six different bowlers saw success as Town bowled their hosts out for one hundred & thirty-three, in reply Richard Hart produced good bowling figures as he took four wickets but it was not enough as the league winners claimed the win with four wickets to spare off just twenty-six overs, Michael Taylor top scoring with thirty-one.
The visitor’s won the toss and chose to bat first which appeared a good choice as openers Samuel Higgs & Stuart Burgess reached twenty-six before the former was bowled by Andy Humphries, in the very next over Patrick Barry removed the bails of the other opener without a run being added but from there Horley dug in again with a forty-one run pairing between Mark Tubb & Perran Moon. Tubb made twenty-three & Moon reached fifteen before they were both removed just four runs apart, Henry Moon made ten until he was caught off Joseph Bleasdale & Jack Rowley was run out when on six but William Connor was to enjoy the top score for his side as he made twenty-four until Fin Clark saw him off. Hart was given leg before off Town skipper Brij Valambhia & Dom Pritchard saw off the tail to finish the innings, Pritchard, Bleasdale & Clark all taking a pair of wickets each with singles for Barry, Humphries and the captain.
Buckingham opened with Taylor & Ryan Bell and they made thirty until the latter was caught with his score on eighteen, Amit Chauhan joined Taylor and they enjoyed a forty-four run partnership until the new batsmen was stumped when on fifteen. Taylor was caught just five runs later & Vishal Valambhia was trapped lbw for just eight but Pritchard alongside Greg Wise added thirty-one runs until the former was caught, Brij Valambhia was run out for seven leaving Wise with Barry to see their side home, the wicket keeper finishing twenty-two not out. Richard Hart the pick of the bowlers for Horley ending with four wickets for twenty-eight runs off his seven overs.
Match analysis: http://cherwellcricketleague.com/match_analysis.php?MatchID=7540
Final league table: http://cherwellcricketleague.com/leaguetable.php?Division_ID=6
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