Cross survival in doubt after two-wicket loss
After being inserted on a damp track, the Cross made a decent start with an opening stand of 44, until the loss of three quick wickets saw the good start go to waste.
A 76-run stand between Dan Solway (84 not out) and Dan Hampton (36) put the Cross back on track, but wickets fell in the latter overs as the Cross posted 211-8.
Burnham found themselves in a spot of bother after 11 overs with the score 35-3, but they hit back hard as Awais Zia blasted 52 off 45 balls, sharing a fourth wicket stand of 59 with skipper Harvey Gandam (54).
The dismissal of Zia failed to slow Burnham’s momentum as another half-century stand put them in control, but then the pressure seemed to get to them as they lost four wickets to leave the game tantalisingly poised on 189-8 with six overs left.
The Cross threw the kitchen sink at the Burnham tail, but they stood firm as Adnan Malik (30 not out) saw them home.
The Cross remain bottom of the table going into the last round of matches, but defeats for Aston Rowant and Harefield have left the door ajar, meaning they must beat Oxford and hope both their relegation rivals lose.
HOME COUNTIES PREMIER CRICKET LEAGUE DIVISION ONE Gerrards Cross 211-8 (50 overs) Burnham 215-8 (48.5 overs)
ALL ROUNDER: Bowler Dan Hampton also had a good innings with the bat for Gerrards Cross