Vis­i­tors re­cover for derby joy

LEY HILL

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT -

MID BUCKS CRICKET LEAGUE PRE­MIER DI­VI­SION Ley Hill 112 Holmer Green 79 Ley Hill won by 23 runs SATUR­DAY stunning victory was Ley Hill’s first ever at derby ri­vals Holmer Green, since join­ing the Mid Bucks League in 1992.

The vis­i­tors got off to a slow start, though, with early dis­missals for open­ers Craig Peter­son and Jon Lown be­fore Ollie Runswick and Lewis Thomp­son again found them­selves in the po­si­tion of need­ing to rebuild the innings and again dug in, scor­ing 33 and 41, re­spec­tively.

How­ever af­ter Runswick fell, in came long-time Ley Hill tor­men­tor Steve Jer­man, who promptly took the fi­nal seven wickets for just 11 runs, mean­ing the vis­i­tors were bowled out for a less-thanin­spir­ing 112.

Chris Mor­ris and Craig Ot­toway then picked up an early wicket apiece to leave Holmer on 19-2, and then 37-5, fol­low­ing three fur­ther wickets for Ot­toway (4-19), but Matthew Watt took the hosts to a po­ten­tially match­win­ning po­si­tion at 77-5.

Su­ranga Daluwatta (3-23) caught and bowled the danger­ous Watt be­fore Thomp­son (2-3) took suc­ces­sive scalps and, in the fi­nal over, Daluwatta picked up the two re­main­ing wickets needed for victory.

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