Hard-hit­ting Macken­zie inspires Hill win

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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.

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