Big hitter Thompson’s out of this world
Ley Hill won by 217 runs LEWIS Thompson preserved Ley Hill’s 100 per cent record with some monster hitting on Saturday.
Thompson hit one of the biggest sixes ever seen on Ley Hill Common as he top scored with 55 off just 40 balls in a run fest by the hosts.
His half century built on a fine foundation laid by Ollie Runswick (42) and captain Craig Peterson (34) as Hill gorged themselves on the visitors’ attack.
Even after these three had left centre stage there was more punishment to come in the form of Nick Lee, who plundered 48 from just 30 balls, to send tabletopping Hill over the 300 mark in their 40 overs – a rate of almost eight an over. Zagram Ali (2-57) and Rahat Khan were the pick of the battered Waddesdon bowlers.
An imposing score looked all the larger when Peterson ran out visiting opener Rhys Skym from the very first ball of Waddesdon’s reply.
Thereafter, Felix Chamberlain took the eye with the ball. Returning to the club where he was once a teenage star, Chamberlain took 2-2 in five overs and, with Saranga Daluwatta weighing in with 2-9 and Craig Ottaway 2-21, Waddesdon were shot out for 96.
Hill’s seconds meanwhile followed in the firsts’ footsteps by inflicting a second defeat in as many weeks on hosts Holmer Green.
Just seven days on from the firsts’ historic derby win, Anthony Gay’s tremendous 106 led the way to another emphatic victory. His efforts gave Hill an impressive score of 212-5 to defend and their bowlers soon made sure it was more than enough.
Doug Petrie (4-47) proved chief destroyer, ably assisted by Talib Hussein (2-30) and Paul Green (2-33). Despite 53 from Zammen Farooq, Holmer Green were always destined to be well short as Hill sealed a 73-run win.
The thirds’ batting woes continue however after they were hustled out for just 123 by Haddenham 2nds, a target reached for the loss of five wickets.