Young cricketers get a wicketkeeping masterclass
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 email@example.com.
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’