Lead­ers stay top with 80-run win mar­gin

LEY HILL

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MID BUCKS CRICKET LEAGUE PREMIER DI­VI­SION Ley Hill 200-6 Bourne End 120 all out Ley Hill won by 80 runs LEY Hill stayed top of the Mid Bucks Premier with an ex­cit­ing away win at reign­ing cham­pi­ons Bourne End on Satur­day.

Hill had won the re­verse fix­ture ear­lier in the sea­son but lost to Bourne End in the T20 cup two weeks ago, so it was al­ways go­ing to be a close match.

Choos­ing to bat, openers Ol­lie Runswick and Craig Peter­son fired off an open­ing 75 be­fore Runswick was bowled out for 35, while Lewis Thompson fell shortly af­ter­wards for only 14, but Peter­son kept go­ing for an ex­cel­lent 85.

Cal­lum Wil­son added 20 against ex­cel­lent bowl­ing as Hill ended on 200-6 and, with Bourne End renowned for their at­tack­ing bat­ting and long tail, early wick­ets were vi­tal.

For­tu­nately, Craig Ot­t­away had one of his best open­ing spells, claim­ing 3-27, while Richard Clarke took another scalp as Bourne End were re­duced to 42-4. Su­ranga Daluwu­atta stepped in to take 3-27 which, along with Lewis Thompson’s 2-5 in only seven balls, saw Bourne End all out for 120.

Hill’s sec­onds fell seven runs short in an ex­cit­ing stale­mate against Prest­wood, with Ross Kemp tak­ing 3-44 and scor­ing 73, while for Prest­wood, Craig Eden smashed 80 and Ab­dul Tet­ley 72 in a sec­ond wicket stand of 127, and Shaun Coker claimed 3-29. Vet­eran Dave Peter­son, play­ing in a youth­ful third XI side, could not pre­vent a 205-run de­feat, de­spite tak­ing 4-36 to stop runs piling up.

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