Super Rance brothers lead Chesham to win
Solid bowling backed up by siblings’ performances
THAMES VALLEY LEAGUE DIVISION ONE Kew Chesham 196 all out
197-5 BROTHERS Matt and Jason Rance both hit half-centuries to guide Chesham to a five-wicket win at Kew on Saturday.
A good all round bowling display led to the dismissal of Kew for 195, while in reply Andy Gregory joined the Rance siblings in smacking a halfcentury to ensure a comfortable victory.
The seconds also beat North Maidenhead by five wickets, Chris Royal’s devastating spell of leg spin (6-48), backed up by David Hughes D’Aeth (4-25), dismissing Maidenhead for 213.
D’Aeth then went on to hit a fluent 51 in Chesham’s reply and was well supported by Chris Morris and Max McIver, who both scored 47, before a calmly built half-century partnership between Graham Rance and Richard Gregory saw them home to go second in Division 2a.
The thirds went top of Division 5a and took bragging rights with victory over Amersham thirds, racing to 230-5 thanks to a skilful partnership of 159 between Mark Hall (68) and Mo Asuaf (95no), before Jack Gibbins (5-41) helped dismiss Amersham for a mere 109.
However, despite declaring on 268-6, Kaaran Deepak topscoring with 81, the fourths could not quite claim victory over Amersham fourths, who managed to cling on for a draw at 137-9.
Meanwhile, next week’s Cricket Week at Chesham will see the club take on a Chairman’s XI (Tuesday), a Kevin Beaumont XI (Wednesday) and a Wine Trade XI (Thursday), followed by a T20 game against Chesham Stags RFC (Friday).
There will also be a women’s game against Ickenham on Tuesday evening.
HALF CENTURIES: Jason and Matt Rance