Bucks wilt in the heat

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT -

BUCKS Over 60s sec­onds are still search­ing for their first win af­ter go­ing down by seven wick­ets to Sus­sex at Penn & Tylers Green last Wed­nes­day.

On the hottest day for nine years, with tem­per­a­tures in the 90s, Bucks were re­lieved to win the toss and bat.

With­out their reg­u­lar openers, Ron Hedley (Amer­sham Hill CC) and Roger Gar­rini (Wolver­ton CC) opened on a lively track, and when Gar­rini fell for 12, Hedley was joined by Martin Sheffield (Bled­low Ridge CC).

Against an ac­cu­rate bowl­ing at­tack, they knocked a sec­ond-wicket part­ner­ship of 101 to give Bucks hope be­fore Hedley fell for 56, and wick­ets there­after fell regularly.

Sheffield was last man out, for a su­perb 92, as Bucks fin­ished on 204-7 off 45 overs, and the day seemed to get hot­ter as Bucks tried to de­fend the to­tal, but it was al­ways the Sus­sex bat­men in con­trol, de­spite their star bats­man be­ing bril­liantly caught-and-bowled, for a duck, by Dave Bur­ton.

Sus­sex shrugged that set­back off to reached the tar­get with three wick­ets down off 39.4 overs, with Bur­ton (1-27), Carter (1-25) and Bent­ley (1-34) the wicket tak­ers for Bucks.

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