Young crick­eters get a wick­et­keep­ing mas­ter­class

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT -

THE Bucks Youth Cricket Trust hosted a wick­et­keep­ing mas­ter­class at Bea­cons­field Cricket Club on Sun­day in mem­ory of a much-loved for­mer glove-man.

Jeremy Suter, who had a fine rep­u­ta­tion as a wick­et­keeper and stylish bats­man for Bea­cons­field, had his life cel­e­brated in last week’s Memo­rial Day and was again re­mem­bered at Sun­day’s event.

The mas­ter­class was given by David Mur­phy, of Northamp­ton­shire County Cricket Club, and nine young­sters from the south of the county ben­e­fited from his ex­pe­ri­ence and ex­per­tise.

Or­gan­iser Charles Pugh said: “Many thanks to Bea­cons­field for al­low­ing the use of their fa­cil­i­ties and, in par­tic­u­lar, to David Mur­phy for giv­ing up his time in a busy sched­ule.”

A fur­ther mas­ter­class is planned in the north of the county in Au­gust. Any­one in­ter­ested should con­tact Charles at chaspugh09@ya­hoo.co.uk.

The pre­vi­ous day, Bea­cons­field grabbed a win­ning draw against Hurst in Thames Val­ley League Di­vi­sion 2b.

Nilesh Od­e­dra hit a half cen­tury (51) as Bea­cons­field were all out for 184, but Hurst held on for a share of the spoils at 159-5.

Over in Di­vi­sion 2a, a fine all-round per­for­mance from Nabeel Ahmed, who took the most wick­ets (3-40) be­fore top-scor­ing (37), was not enough to avoid another de­feat for Che­nies & La­timer, who lost to Fin­champ­stead 2nds by 131 runs and prop up the table, hav­ing failed to taste vic­tory yet this sea­son.

(Clock­wise from left) James Ashby, 16; Oliver McLaugh­lin, 10; Harry Rees, 13; Northants wick­et­keeper David Mur­phy with Mar­got Suter and ‘stu­dents’

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