In­jured Lynch gets his chance against Aussies

Bucks star to line up for Eng­land af­ter miss­ing county match

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT - By Tim Street tim.street@trin­i­tymir­

TOUR MATCH Aus­tralia Over 60s Buck­ing­hamshire Over 60s STEVE Lynch is itch­ing to get a sec­ond bite at the Aus­tralia Over-60s side af­ter miss­ing out on their tour game against Bucks Over-60s last Fri­day.

The for­mer Bea­cons­field bats­man, who has been in ex­cel­lent form for the county age group side this sea­son, was side­lined through a back in­jury.

But Lynch will have the chance to re­gain some lo­cal pride when he fea­tures for the Eng­land Over-60s against the Aussies in a two-day test at Sunbury next Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day.

He said: “It was frus­trat­ing to miss out last week, but I’m con­fi­dent I will be fit for the Eng­land game. I was part of the Eng­land side which won in Aus­tralia a cou­ple of years ago, and although the Aussies are a stronger side now, we still have some good play­ers too.”

With­out their main tal­is­man, Bucks were ex­pect­ing a right ham­mer­ing, but they took the game to the tourists at Bea­cons­field CC and only lost by 30 runs. TIGHT MATCH: The Bucks and Aus­tralia over-60s sides With the main party of Aussies Cooke al­lowed Aus­tralia to fin­ish caught up in a clo­sure of the M40 on 235-4. Alan Smith was the pick and ar­riv­ing 30 min­utes late, the of the Bucks bowlers with 2-20, match was re­duced to 40 overs per while Chris Lowe bowled five side. overs for 12 runs.

Aus­tralia bat­ted first and were The Bucks re­ply was soon in soon in the runs, with a ma­jes­tic 51 trou­ble as John Rolfe fell for no from Ian Peth­er­ick in a part­ner­ship score in the first over, but the hosts of 91 with Dave Cordy in 15 overs were de­ter­mined to make a game set­ting the tone for the day. of it, man of the match Graham

Cordy also re­tired on 51, while a Keens (Bled­low Vil­lage) lead­ing 47 from Mur­ray Har­ri­son, 28 from the charge with a bril­liant 47, Pat Logue and 24 from Colin in­clud­ing 10 fours.

Dick Decaires (Bea­cons­field CC) with 34, Brian Ship­ley (Che­nies and La­timer) with 29 and John Pothe­cary (Che­sham CC) with an un­beaten 45 also chipped in to help Bucks to a very cred­itable 205-6, just 30 runs short of vic­tory.

Lynch added: “Although we were never re­ally in a po­si­tion to win it, we gave them a good game and made some good friends, which is all we were hop­ing for.”


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