Injured Lynch gets his chance against Aussies
Bucks star to line up for England after missing county match
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.”