Rance’s third 50 in a row sees off Beaconsfield
THAMES VALLEY LEAGUE DIVISION ONE Beaconsfield Chesham
139 140-2 LOCAL bragging rights went to Chesham on Saturday as they saw off Beaconsfield by eight wickets in Thames Valley League Division One.
The return of Aussie paceman Dan Babula and good all round bowling saw Beaconsfield dismissed for a lowly 139, while in reply Matt Rance hit his third consecutive half century, ending undefeated with 57, to help Chesham to coast home by at 140-2.
The seconds, however, suffered a comprehensive home defeat to Finchampstead seconds, despite at one points having Finch in trouble at 126-6. Richard Gregory took 3-49, but the visitors rallied to reach 226-8
In reply, Chesham appeared to be in good shape at 95-2, but when Chris Morris fell for 36 the innings fell away rapidly and they
CHEERS: (Left) Chesham’s Jack Maciver takes the wicket of Beaconsfield’s Nilesh Odedra; (right) Beaconsfield’s David Heavyside is run out were all out for 129, losing by 97 runs.
The thirds’ game against Kew was abandoned as a draw, but the fourths had a very good win over Ickenham by seven wickets, Ben Woodward top scoring with a hard-hit 56.
On Sunday, Chesham won their Chess Valley League Division One game against Ickenham by six wickets after dismissing their opponents for a mere 97.
David Hughes-D’Aeth ripped through the middle order with 5-28 before Chris Hedges struck an unbeaten 40.
Two 14-year-olds shone for the Sunday seconds in their win over Gerrards Cross, with Joseph Rance taking six wickets, including a hat-trick, and Will Turner hitting a maiden half-ton.