Good all-round performance by young Lee
ALEX Lee was the all-round star of Winchmore Hill’s David Shuttle six-a-side soft ball cricket tournament.
Fourteen clubs took part last week, but it was Lee who stole the show, with an all-bowled hat-trick and a host of boundaries for the host U10s, who eventually beat Beaconsfield by seven runs in the final.
In the two semi-finals, Winchmore Hill had overcome Chesham, and Beaconsfield beat Amersham.
The U9s final was settled by a margin of just five runs. High Wycombe, who beat Wooburn in the final four, outgunned Ballinger A, who had faced their own B string in the semis.
A fine unbeaten 104 by Steve Banham was only enough to seal a draw for Winchmore Hill firsts (256-7) against Braywood (190-7) in Chiltern League Division Four.
In the same division, Amersham Hill seconds trail third-placed Little Marlow seconds by one point after losing to them by seven wickets, despite the valiant efforts of Ron Hedley (62) Dan Newton (57) and Asish Patel (36).
Hill only had 10 men and managed to make 241 all out, but their opponents got the runs they needed with two overs to spare.
The first team remain bottom of Division One after they were beaten by three wickets at Taplow. They were bowled out for 151, Jordan Richardson-Hill topscoring with 47.
Elsewhere in the division, Denham fell to an 80-run defeat against leaders Binfield. They were set a target of 231, but were dismissed for 153.
There was better fortune for fifth-placed Penn and Tylers Green, who bowled out Littlewick Green for 110 and then claimed a threewicket win (111-7).
And a fine 55 from Alan Hardy sealed a seven-wicket victory for Chalfont St Giles against White Waltham as they chased down their opponents’ total of 157-7.
Great Kingshill maintained their lead in Division Two, with a two-run win over Englefield. Having amassed 203-5, they bowled out their rivals for 201.
SIXES OF THE BEST: Winchmore Hill’s U10 soft ball winners with cups and shields; (left) Beaconsfield were the runners-up, but only by seven runs