Bowling letdown after batsmen did well
SEEVENT OVER-60S CHAMPIONSHIP Kent seconds 163-3 Buckinghamshire seconds 162-8 Kent won by seven wickets LACKLUSTRE bowling cost Buckinghamshire dear in a limp defeat against Kent last week.
An early wicket from Amersham Hill’s Chris Tucker aside, the hosts batted smoothly to reach Bucks’ reasonable target with seven wickets to spare.
It was a disappointing game for Buckinghamshire, who recovered manfully from 16-3 after winning the toss and electing to bat.
Leading run scorers Roger Garrini and Steve Coleman, who both play for Penn and Tylers Green, can take much of the credit for keeping the match competitive, putting on 80 runs for Bucks before being dismissed (Garrini for 39 and then Coleman for 42).
Penn and Tylers’ Terry Bentley (28 not out) and Tucker (16) helped Bucks reach a satisfactory 162 off their 45 overs, but the score was evidently not quite enough.