Saints breath a sigh of relief with routine win
THAMES VALLEY CRICKET LEAGUE DIVISION 6A
Chalfont won by four wickets CHALFONT St Peter seconds banished any lingering doubts about relegation with a comfortable four-wicket win over Slough fourths on Saturday.
On a poor wicket with variable bounce, Chalfont won the toss and 138 all out
142-6 put Slough into bat and despite a brilliant run-out by James Mallinder to get rid of one of the openers, the decision did not look good when Slough reached 92-2.
Eliot Beevor then started to locate the right length to make life hard for the batsmen, precipitating a collapse to 138 all out, Beevor finishing with 5-36 and well supported by Ben Crossley (2-20) and Paddy Keogh (2-33).
In reply, Adrian Mooney relished his promotion as a pinch hitter to make a quick-fire 36, and there were contributions throughout the batting order before James Mallinder guided Chalfont home with 22 not out, moving Chalfont up to a mid-table finish of sixth.
Chalfont’s first team, however, ended a season to forget on a low note, being skittled out for just 60 as they lost by 195 runs to Reading seconds to finish rock bottom of Division 3A, but a Luke Carbey ton (110) helped Chenies & Latimer beat Teddington Town by 111 runs to finish third.
Beaconsfield, meanwhile, finished seventh in Division One following a losing draw against Datchet, in which Chris Thomas posted 66.
Slough fourths Chalfont St Peter seconds