No pain no gain for Thompson brothers
But if Haddenham smelt blood, it did not last long as they rapidly fell from 42-3 to 47-8, with Jack’s younger brother, Lewis Thompson, doing the damage, his spin earning him figures of 5-19.
At the other end, Chris Morris took 3-5 and Haddenham were all out for 56. The Hill reached their target in just 10 overs, Ollie Runswick hitting six boundaries before being one of just two wickets lost.
The second player to be carted off for treatment was the third XI’s Denis McCarthy, who missed an exciting finale in a cup game against Holmer Green 2nds after taking a blow to the head while fielding.
Andrew Pace top-scored with an unbeaten 64 as the Hill reached 180 all out in the 40th and final over, with Holmer’s Steve Adams – dropped from the first team – taking 5-33.
In reply, led by Martin Watt’s 60, Holmer needed eight to win off the last over, but Jamie Matyeus-Flynn took a hat-trick to claim the last three wickets, bowling them out for 173.
The 2nds made it a clean sweep by beating Lacey Green by 59 runs, having racked up 244-6 thanks mainly to a second wicket partnership of 129 between Jon Lown (87) and Az Kashoor (58). Doug Petrie then took 5-17 and Mike Morris 3-37 as Lacey were bowled out for 185.