Hard-hitting Mackenzie inspires Hill win
CHILTERN CRICKET LEAGUE DIVISION TWO Amersham Hill 288-7 Penn & Tyler Green IIs 118 all out
Amersham won by 170 runs
GREG Mackenzie bagged his highest ever league score, while Benson D’Costa took the final wicket on his birthday as Amersham Hill hammered Penn & Tyler Green seconds on Saturday.
Penn put Amersham into bat and after a slow start, McKenzie and Christopher Fletcher went on to post 206 for the first wicket. Fletcher was out first for 71 as he looked to accelerate the innings, while after some big hitting, Mackenzie was eventually bowled out for 169.
Amersham eventually declared on 288-7, with Bucks Over-60s player Terry Bentley, enjoying his first league bowl of the season for Penn, taking three wickets.
Penn’s reply got off to a worst possible start when Simon Mason struck a Paul O’Brien delivery straight to Jonny Cooper for a duck, starting a batting collapse which debutant Vijay was instrumental in, finishing with figures of 5-39 from 15 overs. D’Costa (1-1) then took the crucial scalp as Amersham won convincingly by 170 runs.
Coleshill remain top of the table after a six-wicket win over White Waltham seconds, while The Lee thrashed Littlewick Green seconds by nine wicket in Division Three, and in Division Four, Winchmore Hill’s title hopes were stunted by a 63-run defeat to Great Kingshill seconds.
In Division One, Penn & Tylers’ firsts were knocked off top spot after losing their derby against Chalfont St Giles by seven wickets, while Denham went down to new leaders Wraysbury by 94 runs, and Great Kingshill fell to a 101-run reverse to White Waltham.