Tour­ing Tan­za­nia no match for Club Cricket Con­fer­ence

Che­nies & La­timer host clash with African side on their way to World League Five tour­na­ment

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT - by Tim Street tim.street@trin­i­tymir­ Twit­ter: @Street­boyTim

IN­TER­NA­TIONAL cricket came to South Bucks on Tues­day when Che­nies & La­timer CC hosted the Tan­za­nian na­tional side.

The last of a four-match tour for the Tan­za­ni­ans, ahead of their ICC World League Five tour­na­ment in Jersey, saw them take on a Club Cricket Con­fer­ence side at Che­nies’ pic­turesque ground, in La­timer Road.

But the tourists were no match for the Con­fer­ence side and could only muster 275 all out in re­ply to the CCC’s 365-6.

Che­nies chair­man John Whit­worth said: “One or two of the CCC side have played here be­fore and must have liked our ground as they re­quested to use it for the match, and we were more than happy to oblige.”

Che­nies them­selves are adapt­ing to life in Divi­sion 2a of the Thames Val­ley Cricket League af­ter pro­mo­tion last sum­mer. Fol­low­ing a win­ning draw in their first game, Che­nies went down by four wick­ets to Ever­s­ley on Satur­day.

Cal­lum Cusak was the only bats­man able to build any kind of in­nings, with a use­ful mid­dle-or­der knock of 43, but Che­nies were all out for 147 off 51.1 overs.

Skip­per Chris May then took 4-35 from 14 overs, but it was not enough to stop Ever­s­ley eas­ing to vic­tory in­side 46.4 overs.

Whit­worth added: “We’re a good young side, but we’re also a small vil­lage team punch­ing about our weight. How­ever, if we can find some con­sis­tency, I’m sure we can sur­vive at this level.”

Over in Divi­sion 2b, for­mer Bucks CCC skip­per Ja­son Har­ri­son took 3-22 as Bea­cons­field re­stricted Thatcham to 202-9, be­fore half cen­turies from Chris Thomas (58) and Nilesh Od­e­dra (54) clinched a los­ing draw at 174-7.

But only Fa­reed Ahmed pro­vided any re­sis­tance as Chal­font St Peter lost by three wick­ets at Farn­ham Com­mon in 5a, top scor­ing on 31 as Chal­font were skit­tled out for 91 be­fore tak­ing 4-22, but it was not enough.


On tour: (Above) Ed Kil­bee bats for Club Cricket Con­fer­ence against Tan­za­nia; (right) Sau­rav Prab­hakar blocks a Tan­za­nia delivery

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