Platts’ change of ends proved to be decisive for Hill
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.