H&C dismantle leaders
MID BUCKS CRICKET LEAGUE DIVISION ONE Potten End 148-9 Hawridge & Cholesbury 149-7 NEIL Jones and Mohammed Rifai starred with bat and ball respectively as Hawridge & Cholesbury recorded an impressive three-wicket victory over leaders Potten End on Saturday.
After Potten put on 71 in 16 overs for the first wicket, Hawridge pulled the rate back, with Jones (6-19) bowling brilliantly as they were restricted to 148-9 from 40 overs.
Hawridge then looked in control at 72-1 from 10 overs in reply, with good innings from Rifai (58 from 35 balls) and Andy Halliday (37), but a middle order collapse made the chase touch and go. However, Hawridge got over the line with just under eight overs left and now lie sixth in Division One, but only 31 points away from second place. Prestwood, meanwhile, are up to third after beating Lacey Green by 43 runs.