Ley Hill’s blushes saved af­ter early col­lapse

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MID BUCKS CRICKET LEAGUE PREMIER DI­VI­SION Ley Hill Wad­des­don

162-9 65 all out TA­BLE top­pers Ley Hill had to re­cover from an early set­back to beat a team with­out a win all sea­son on Satur­day.

If Hill thought they were in for an easy ride they had a shock as they were re­duced to 49-5 in the first 15 overs, Ol­lie Runswick set­ting the tone af­ter be­ing bowled out by the first ball of the match.

Ben Ford was then run out in daft cir­cum­stances – jog­ging slowly back to the crease af­ter go­ing for a sin­gle be­liev­ing the ball had gone over the bound­ary, com­pletely miss­ing the fact it was al­ready in the air on its way back to the wicket-keeper.

Things be­gan to im­prove when Su­ranga Daluwatta came in to part­ner Craig Peter­son be­fore fall­ing for 29, while Peter­son stayed in un­til three balls from the end hav­ing scored 82 – more than half of Hill’s to­tal of 162.

Chris Mor­ris then re­moved both openers with the score on 19, while the next three wick­ets fell for just 20 runs. Worse was to come for Wad­des­don as the next 16 overs pro­duced just 18 runs as Daluwatta took 2-4, bowl­ing eight maid­ens from 10 overs.

Mor­ris re­turned to claim his third vic­tim to end with 3-20, while Lewis Thompson (2-11) and Craig Ot­t­away (2-20) mopped up the tail to bowl Wad­des­don out for just 65.

Mean­while, Michael Mor­ris took 5-22, his best fig­ures of the sea­son, be­fore Colin Bow­den (45) and Jon Lown (52) helped Hill’s sec­onds ham­mer Holmer Green sec­onds by nine wick­ets.

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