Chenies’ quick victory
CHENIES & LATIMER CC
THAMES VALLEY CRICKET LEAGUE DIVISION 3B Kew IIs 30 all out Chenies & Latimer 31-1 SKIPPER Andy Chapman admitted Saturday’s nine-wicket hammering of Kew seconds was the lowest-scoring game he has ever played in, writes Tim Street.
Chenies bowled hapless Kew out for 30 in just 20 overs, then took just seven overs and the loss of a single wicket to stroll to victory.
Returning overseas Aussie bowler Liam Jones did the initial damage with 6-15 from 11 overs before Rory Bowen helped mop up by taking 3-1 off the final over.
Chapman said: “We were talking about it in the dressing room afterwards, and it is definitely the quickest game we’ve had here, although someone had played in a 22 all out elsewhere.
“It was a great start considering we didn’t even have our strongest team out. Kew even chose to bat first, but they always do so. Our bowling and fielding was excellent though.”
It was not such a good start, however, for Beaconsfield in Division One and Chalfont St Peter in Division Four A.
Beaconsfield (174-6) went down by eight wickets to Wokingham (175-2), while Chalfont (125), who were relegated last season, lost by seven wickets to Datchet seconds (126-3).