HAWRIDGE & CHOLESBURY
MID BUCKS CRICKET LEAGUE DIVISION ONE Hawridge & Cholesbury 218-7 Holmer Green IIs 196 Hawridge won by 24 runs OPENERS Mohammed Rifai (42) and James Cath (43) set a platform of 70 in 13 overs as Hawridge & Cholesbury won on Saturday. Steve White (20), Ian Hames (33), both at close to a run per ball, Alex Neal (23no) and Matthew Rutt (16no) provided late innings momentum for 218-7 from 40 overs. Holmer’s rate of 5.5 an over quickly rose as Rutt (0-13) and Chris Williams (2-33) restricted them to 32-1 from 12 overs, but Ricket’s 54 kept them in the game.
Cath (3-30) removed him and key wicket Harris for 45, but Holmer continued to attack until Rifai (1-15) ended their hopes to lift his newly-promoted side to second.