Platts’ change of ends proved to be de­ci­sive for Hill

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HAV­ING bowler David Platts switch ends proved to be the turn­ing point for Amer­sham Hill 2nds as they beat Great King­shill 2s on Satur­day.

Amer­ham’s bowlers had been strug­gling on a life­less pitch as King­shill stormed to 111-1, but no sooner was Platts told to bowl up the hill in­stead, than he dis­missed the dan­ger­ous Ed­ward Ja­cob­son for 69.

Platts went on to take 6-64 off 15 overs be­fore King­shill de­clared on 205-9, but Amer­sham started their re­ply on the back foot as Dan Newton fell for a sec­ond con­sec­u­tive duck with the score on just one.

Jon­nie Cooper (60no) was joined by Sa­man­tho Ben­son D’Costa (57), and al­though they solidly re­built, a draw looked the most likely out­come un­til Hamza Khan hit two fours and a six to see Amer­sham to vic­tory with 10 balls left.

The first team, mean­while, were knocked off the top of Divi­sion Two, de­spite beat­ing Chal­font St Giles 2nds by five wick­ets to main­tain their 100 per cent start to the sea­son.

Winch­more Hill, pro­moted from Divi­sion Four, are also 100 per cen­ters, and top of Divi­sion Three af­ter ham­mer­ing Knotty Green by 125 runs, Stu­art Ban­ham scor­ing 63, but The Lee were held to a draw by Pin­ner.

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