Con­ceded game gives C&L pro­mo­tion suc­cess

Sec­ond team side go up after just two sea­sons in di­vi­sion

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT - By Tim Street tim.street@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

CHE­NIES & La­timer Sun­day Sec­ond XI have been pro­moted in only their sec­ond sea­son in Chess Val­ley League Di­vi­sion Eight.

After cham­pi­ons Crouch End Calthorpe con­ceded their fi­nal game against them on Sun­day, Che­nies fin­ished as run­ners-up, hav­ing won four games out of eight.

Their lead­ing run-mak­ers were Vidu­rath Mayadunne (308), Mike Pickard (187), and Mo­hammed Ateeq (165), while U17 Colt Sam Hol­lis al­ways bowled well and notched four wick­ets.

Pic­tured are Paul War­ren, Sam Hol­lis, Greg Camp­bell, Jimmy Smart, Har­ri­son Rogers, Ansur Mah­moud, Mike Pickard (vice­cap­tain), Julie Pickard (scorer), Chris Wen­man (grounds­man), Mark Rogers, Brian Ship­ley, Colin Bed­ford (cap­tain), Mo­hammed Ateeq and Vidu­rath Mayadunne.

Che­nies’ Satur­day firsts, mean­while, beat Bea­cons­field seconds by eight wick­ets, with Luke Car­vey un­beaten on 72, to keep their faint pro­mo­tion hopes alive in Thames Val­ley League Di­vi­sion 3B, while in the same di­vi­sion, bot­tom side Chal­font St Peter lost by 100 runs to Kew seconds.

In Di­vi­sion 6A, Chal­font St Peter seconds suf­fered a dis­as­trous de­feat at the hands of Amer­sham thirds, hav­ing opted to bat first on a damp wicket and made a dread­ful start, los­ing two in the sec­ond over.

Nor­mal­ity seemed to have re­sumed when Mur­ray Scott and Justin Weller reached 26-2 at the end of the 10th over, but Weller (17) then tore a calf mus­cle and re­tired hurt, prompt­ing a col­lapse to 39-7 (ef­fec­tively 39-8). Some late re­sis­tance eked the score out to 63, with ex­tras the high­est scorer on 21.

Mur­ray Scott, ren­dered stroke­less by the calami­ties at the other end, fin­ished on 13 not out.

Amer­sham were in a hurry to get home and smashed their way to the tar­get of 64 in 8.3 overs for the loss of just two wick­ets.

Up in Di­vi­sion One, Bea­cons­field lost by three wick­ets to Kid­more End, de­spite an un­beaten knock of 60 from Jeremy Suter.

Over in the Chilterns Cricket League, rel­e­ga­tion-threat­ened Amer­sham Hill (Jor­dan Richard­son-Hill 46 not out) lost by six wick­ets to Taplow in Di­vi­sion One, while Chal­font St Giles (Dan Heaney 80) beat Penn & Tyler’s Green by 11 runs, and Den­ham went down by eight wick­ets to White Waltham.

Ti­tle-chas­ing Great Kng­shill’s game against Wrays­bury seconds in Di­vi­sion Two was aban­doned, while The Lee lost by 108 runs to Chal­font St Giles seconds in Di­vi­sion Three.

PRO­MO­TION: Che­nies & La­timer Sun­day Sec­ond XI

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