Amer­sham’s sea­son fin­ishes with amaz­ing last ball fi­nales


Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT -

AMER­SHAM Cricket Club saw out their sea­son with their tra­di­tional fi­nale against the Free Foresters and the Bucks Cup semi­fi­nal against Buck­ing­ham Town – and both games fin­ished with one wicket wins off the last ball.

The Free Foresters amassed 280-6 be­fore declar­ing, which looked a daunt­ing to­tal, and Amer­sham were in some dif­fi­culty be­fore Luke Jack­son’s flu­ent cen­tury saw them to the brink of vic­tory. His demise left nine needed off the last over and ex­cel­lent stroke­play from Ed Lan­g­ley, plus a run out, brought the game to the last ball, which David Atkin­son un­ex­pect­edly hit for four to win the game.

Mean­while, a cen­tury from Bruce Frid­erichs al­lowed Amer­sham to set Buck­ing­ham Town 240 to win in the Bucks Cup semi fi­nal and they too were in some dif­fi­culty be­fore a cen­tury from their open­ing bats­man brought them back into the game.

Wick­ets and runs were ex­changed in equal mea­sure be­fore a scram­bled sin­gle off the last ball con­demned Amer­sham to de­feat, denying them what would have been a fit­ting end to a ter­rific sea­son.


Luke Jack­son

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