Rance stands firm as top or­der col­lapses

Sev­enth wicket part­ner­ship earns Che­sham a draw

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT - By Trevor Tay­lor tms-sport@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

THAMES VAL­LEY LEAGUE DI­VI­SION ONE Che­sham Falk­land 292-6 200-9 when Falk­land replied and the ninth dropped at 173, but num­bers 10 and 11 held on for a draw at 200-9, de­spite Dan Bab­ula tak­ing 3-69.

In Di­vi­sion Two B, there was also an early col­lapse to 57-6 for the sec­onds, but skip­per Matt Wat­son (25) held firm and was joined in a cru­cial part­ner­ship of 60 with Jack Gib­bings, who hit 41, in­clud­ing two big sixes, en­abling his team to to­tal 130.

James An­der­son (3-14) and Peter Clif­ford (3-38) then ran through the early Tring Park bat­ting, and with Umar As­lam weigh­ing in with a re­mark­able 3-6 in seven overs, they were dis­missed for a lowly 64, with Che­sham win­ning by 66 runs.

In Di­vi­sion Five A, skip­per Steve Ayres re­cap­tured some of his for­mer youth­ful zest in tak­ing a match-win­ning 6-24 in 15 overs as the thirds bowled out Mar­low for a mere 61 af­ter be­ing dis­missed them­selves for just 121, but the fourths lost a lows­cor­ing match at Ruis­lip.

Back in Di­vi­sion One, Bea­cons­field beat Cookham Dene by three wickets, while Che­nies & La­timer went down by seven wickets to Mar­low Park in Di­vi­sion Three B, and Chal­font St Peter lost by 51 runs at Wy­combe Dragons in Di­vi­sion Four A.

Ja­son Rance


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