Ley Hill keep­ing op­po­si­tion un­der con­trol once again

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five-wicket win to keep them top of the Mid Bucks Premier.

Open­ing bowler Craig Ot­t­away struck with only his sec­ond ball, get­ting Nick Gra­ham caught be­hind with­out a run on the board, and while it was the only wicket Ot­t­away claimed, his fru­gal seven-over spell of 1-10 provided a great plat­form.

Chris Mor­ris took 2-24 and Su­ranga Daluwatta 4-17, while Lewis Thomp­son’s baf­fling leg-spin left him with fig­ures of 2-15. Wicket-keeper Nick Lee took three catches, skip­per Craig Peter­son two and Cal­lum Wil­son de­fied grav­ity to take a mar­vel­lous div­ing ef­fort.

The Hill lost opener Justin Hutchins with only six on the board, but at the other end Peter­son kept his cool to make 36, in­clud­ing a stand of 63 with Lewis Thomp­son (28), be­fore be­ing caught at square leg and Lee came in to score the win­ning runs.

The 2nds, mean­while, got them­selves into a win­ning po­si­tion against Ayles­bury 2nds, only for the game to be called off af­ter a tor­ren­tial down­pour. Craig Rin­sell, in his first match of the sea­son, scored 45no as they posted 187, be­fore re­duc­ing Ayles­bury to 30-3 af­ter 20 overs – but then the rain came and turned the square into a lake.

James Lag­don top-scored with 35 as the 3rds set Cad­more End a win­ning tar­get of 150, which, as one would ex­pects with a first XI play­ing against a third, they com­fort­ably reached.

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