Dropped catches spoil H&C’s big chance

CRICKET

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT -

MID BUCKS CRICKET LEAGUE DI­VI­SION ONE Hawridge and Choles­bury Lacey Green 168-9 169-4 com­pleted league game in three weeks with a six wicket de­feat at Lacey Green on Satur­day.

Bat­ting first, they suf­fered a dou­ble blow with an early run out and an in­jury forc­ing an early re­tire­ment. Steve White (84) helped get Hawridge to a rea­son­able score, with help from Char­lie Barker (21) and Matthew Rutt (27), but wick­ets fell quickly, es­pe­cially at the end, as they fin­ished on 168-9.

They needed early wick­ets to stand a chance of vic­tory, but in­stead the field­ing let them down, with mul­ti­ple catches dropped.

Four bowlers picked up a wicket each, but Lacey Green were al­ways in con­trol de­spite some great catches from White close in, and Rutt on the long on bound­ary, leav­ing Hawridge third but 21 be­hind sec­ond-placed Wen­dover in the race for pro­mo­tion.

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