Saints breath a sigh of re­lief with rou­tine win

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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

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