Morgan’s ton gets Penn & Tylers’ season off to a flyer
MARK Morgan’s century ensured Penn & Tylers Green CC started the new Chilterns Cricket League season in style on Saturday.
Penn led the Division One table for much of last summer but fell away to finish fourth.
However, they start this season at the summit after beating Wraysbury by six wickets – Morgan scoring 113 after Brad Hyde (3-27) and John Cockcroft (3-41) took three wickets each.
Newly-promoted Coleshill also got off to a flier in their new surroundings, Martin Bambridge hitting an unbeaten half-century as they hammered Denham by eight wickets, but Chalfont St Giles lost by five wickets to Pinkneys Green, despite a half century (59) from Chris Cross, and 49 from Alex Heaney.
Relegated Amersham Hill started their campaign to bounce back with a two-wicket win over Wraysbury 2nds to take top spot in Division Two, James Richardson-Hill smashing an unbeaten 68, but Great Kingshill, who also took the drop last summer, went down by 72 runs to Chalfont St Giles 2nds.
Knotty Green, having switched over from the Mid Bucks Cricket League, started life in Division Three with a two-wicket win over Little Marlow, thanks to knocks of 50 and 44 from Thomas and Nicholas Patel and Mike Widdowson’s 4-55.
Promoted Winchmore Hill had a comfortable start to life in Division Three, hammering Penn & Tylers Green 2nds by nine wickets, with Qamar Aziz taking 5-28 and Mike Price claiming an astonishing 4-5, but The Lee went down by three wickets to Coleshill 2nds.