Brothers lead the way in straightforward win for Hill
BROTHERS Chris and Michael Morris ripped through the Wendover batsmen on Saturday as Mid Bucks champions Ley Hill returned to winning ways.
Wendover were soon reduced to 25- 5, opening bowler Craig Ottaway claiming the first of his three victims with his second ball on his way to 3-29, before Michael (4-14) and elder brother Chris (2-23) took over to dismiss Wendover for 84.
Skipper Craig Peterson and fellow opener Ollie Runswick then led a sensible reply and nearly scored all the runs needed between them, the first wicket falling with just four more runs needed as Runswick offering the simplest of catches just three short of his half-century.
With just a few more runs needed, in came Lewis Thompson to score a blustering four and win the match for the Hill.
Colin Bowden (51) did manage a half-century, however, as the 2s racked up a splendid 225-9 at Freith, ably assisted by Ghulam Mustafa (46) and Az Shakoor (37), and while Freith replied with 163-5, they just ran out of overs.
The 3s made it a first clean sweep of the season by beating Cadmore End 2s, Anthony Gaze posting 68 and Talib Hussain an unbeaten 45 as the Hill made 156-8, before Paul Green (5-33) and Ansur Mahmood (3-42) helped bowl Cadmore out for 125.
Ballinger Waggoners remain top of the Premier after beating Haddenham by eight wickets, while Holmer Green hammered Hawridge & Cholesbury by 175 runs. In Division One, Challoners lost to Aylesbury 2s but Prestwood beat Little Gaddesdon.