Che­sham take vic­tory with Duck­worth-Lewis method

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THAMES VAL­LEY CRICKET LEAGUE DIVI­SION ONE Wind­sor .........................................................178-6 Che­sham ....................................................... 117-3 Che­sham win by seven wick­ets (Duck­worth-Lewis method) A WIN at Wind­sor via the Duck­worth-Lewis method saw Che­sham re­tain their lead­er­ship of Thames Val­ley Cricket League Divi­sion One on Satur­day.

Hav­ing won the toss, Che­sham asked Wind­sor to bat and set about them with some tight bowl­ing, al­though rain brought their in­nings to a halt at 178-6 in the 49th over, the wick­ets shared be­tween Ash­ley Tur­ney, Pip France, Umar As­lam and Ja­son Rance.

Af­ter a break of nearly two hours, Che­sham were set a re­vised tar­get of 116 in 20 overs, and Mark Eteen (14), Matt Rance (25) and brother Ja­son (25) all bat­ted pos­i­tively be­fore a fourth wicket part­ner­ship of 42 be­tween Andy God­dard (15no) and Luke Webb (27no) sealed vic­tory at 117-3, with nearly three overs to spare.

Rain washed out the 2nds’ match with Fin­champ­stead with Che­sham on 147-7 in the 47th over, af­ter Ol­lie Turner, who top scored with a hard hit 44, and Matt Wat­son, with an un­de­feated 30, had res­cued them from a per­ilous early po­si­tion of 9-3.

The rain also robbed the 3rds of almost cer­tain vic­tory over Hilling­don af­ter Steve Ayres bowled them out for a pal­try to­tal of 63, tak­ing 6-15.

Che­sham were 12 with­out loss in re­ply be­fore the heav­ens opened.

The pre­vi­ously ta­ble topping 4ths had their first taste of de­feat at Chal­font St Peter when, chas­ing 206 for vic­tory, they were dis­missed for 140, de­spite skip­per Wade Mah­mood’s hard fought 46.

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