Che­sham fail to build on ex­cel­lent re­sults

First team only man­age draw against league strug­glers

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT - By Trevor Tay­lor tms-sport@trin­i­tymir­

THAMES VAL­LEY CRICKET LEAGUE DI­VI­SION ONE Ever­s­ley Che­sham 251-8 206-7

For­tu­nately, Chris Hedges (62) and Dan Bab­ula (24 no) hung on doggedly to add more than 80, leav­ing it to Umar As­lam to help see out the two re­main­ing overs to fin­ish on 206-7.

The sec­onds’ Di­vi­sion 2a pro­mo­tion hopes were dealt a blow when skip­per Matt Wat­son de­cided to bat first on a dodgy­look­ing rain af­fected pitch, which proved to be a dis­as­trous de­ci­sion as his side slumped to 54 all out in 30 overs.

Chief de­stroyer was ex-Che­sham seamer Tom Crick, who took 4-21 for Hare­field sec­onds, who then crawled to a six-wicket win. Nev­er­the­less, Che­sham re­main in sec­ond spot.

A weak­ened third team hung on to the lead in Di­vi­sion 5a de­spite los­ing to Chiswick and Whit­ton by 63 runs, de­spite Mo Asuaf tak­ing 5-80, while a youth­ful fourth team beat Mar­low by eight wick­ets, thanks largely to the bowl­ing of James Franks.

Else­here in the TVL, Bea­cons­field had a los­ing draw against Falk­land in Di­vi­sion One, while there were win­ning draws for Che­nies & La­timer against Ger­rards Cross sec­onds in Di­vi­sion 3b, and for Chal­font St Peter against Bea­cons­field sec­onds in Di­vi­sion 4a.

Che­sham CC bowler Asad Rehman (left) cel­e­brates tak­ing an Ever­s­ley CC wicket


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