Conceded game gives C&L promotion success
Second team side go up after just two seasons in division
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