Game at­tempt but the de­feats keep com­ing

More for un­der-10s to cel­e­brate as tro­phies handed out

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT - by John Whit­bread tms-sport@trin­i­tymir­

HOME COUN­TIES PRE­MIER LEAGUE DIVI­SION ONE Ger­rards Cross 136 all out Hare­field 139-5 Hare­field won by five wick­ets GER­RARDS Cross suf­fered their seventh de­feat in the league on Satur­day.

Up against a fel­low base­ment out­fit, the Cross had a de­mor­al­is­ing morn­ing ses­sion and went in for lunch with the score at 90-8.

The ball was not mov­ing a great deal in the hu­mid con­di­tions, but the Cross en­gi­neered their own down­fall with a se­ries of reck­less shots.

Sam West­away (21) and Billy Hunt (27) did their best to save the day, with a ninth-wicket stand of 46.

The Cross claimed two early wick­ets, but part­ner­ships of 50 and 41 and 46 fea­tur­ing Cho­munorwa Chib­habha se­cured Hare­field’s first league win of the sea­son.

Mean­while, Finn Mor­ris­roe has been named as U10 bats­man of the year, Saif Khan took the U10 bowler award and Thomas Guy was colt of the year.

Amer­sham got the club’s week off to a fly­ing start on Satur­day with a six-wicket win over Din­ton, which takes them up to fifth in the Home Coun­ties Pre­mier League Divi­sion Two.

Ex­cel­lent bowl­ing by Alex Lines (1-58), Nick Buchanan (2-42) and es­pe­cially Stephan Jou­bert (6-29) re­stricted Din­ton to 137 all out af­ter Luke Jackson won the toss and chose to bowl first in help­ful con­di­tions.

The Amer­sham run chase be­gan well, with an open­ing part­ner­ship of 51 be­tween Bruce Fred­erichs and Jou­bert.

Af­ter Jou­bert had gone for 38, a flurry of wick­ets fol­lowed, leav­ing Amer­sham at 64-3, but Andy Viney’s cool head kept Fred­erichs com­pany, and the lat­ter then com­pleted a valu­able half cen­tury shortly be­fore the win­ning runs were scored.

The sec­onds con­tin­ued their 100 per cent record with a de­mo­li­tion of Mar­low sec­onds to widen the gap at the top of Divi­sion 4A of the Thames Val­ley League.

Jack Kil­gan­non (94 not out), Ol­lie Had­dock (70) and Nick Nguyen (55) led the way as Amer­sham raced to 277-3, be­fore Luke Dou­glas (7-26) bowled Mar­low out for 126.

Back in Home Coun­ties League Divi­sion Two, Jack Beaven was the star for Che­sham as they raced to vic­tory over Read­ing.

He needed just 10 overs to rip the heart out of the Read­ing order and claim 5-15 as they crum­pled to 76 all out.

Che­sham needed only 11 overs to claim vic­tory at 78-1.

Praful Waghera led the way, crack­ing eight fours on his way to 48 not out.

Chal­font St Peter could have done with some fairy dust in their Thames Val­ley League Divi­sion 3B match.

They were up against it from the start on Satur­day, with eight play­ers fail­ing to make dou­ble fig­ures. Tahir Amin achieved the top score – 23 – as they tum­bled to 73 all out, and Che­nies and La­timer took lit­tle time in seal­ing vic­tory on 76-3.

There was more joy for Bea­cons­field, who ham­mered 215-5 against Mar­low in Divi­sion Two and then skit­tled out their ri­vals for 132.

Pho­tos by Jon Mikol www.buyapho­ NL20149508

Ger­rards Cross bats­man Matt Watson; (in­set, below) young tro­phy win­ners (from left) Finn Mor­ris­roe, Thomas Guy and Sair Khan

LOS­ING BAT­TLE: Ger­rards Cross cap­tain Steve Rim­mer at­tempts to stem the flow against Hare­field

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