Teen Good­man cel­e­brates call-up to Bun­bury Fes­ti­val

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CHE­SHAM CC’s big­gest news this week came off the field – and it means con­grat­u­la­tions are in or­der for teenage star­let Do­minic Good­man.

The 15-year-old has been hon­oured with a call-up to David English’s pres­ti­gious Bun­bury Fes­ti­val at Radley College later this month.

Hun­dreds of play­ers se­lected for the fes­ti­val over the 30 years it has been run­ning have gone on to play first­class cricket, with 70 go­ing on to in­ter­na­tional hon­ours with Eng­land.

This comes on the back of Che­sham’s U15s win­ning the Bucks County Cup again, while their U12s and U9s won tour­na­ments at Holmer Green and Tring Park, mak­ing for a bright fu­ture.

On the field, good news was in short sup­ply for Che­sham’s first team as they went down to a 34-run de­feat to Boyne Hill in Thames Val­ley League Di­vi­sion One.

There was lit­tle sign of the trou­ble to come when Gift Kwat­sha (3-39) took three early wick­ets to leave the vis­i­tors strug­gling at 36-3, but a fourth wicket stand of 168 left Che­sham chas­ing a to­tal of 213-6.

They were soon floun­der­ing at 51-4, and de­spite 44 for Ja­son Rance and 49 for Kwat­sha, not to men­tion 17 from Good­man him­self, they came up well short at 179 all out.

This left the 2nds to pro­vide the on­field drama with an­other nail-bit­ing win, some­thing of a trade­mark in re­cent weeks, af­ter leg-spin­ner Chris Royal’s 5-56 kept Ever­s­ley to a man­age­able 212-9.

Early wick­ets were lost in re­ply be­fore a good stand be­tween Henry White (76) and Ed Turner (36) raised hopes once more, and an­other col­lapse looked to have taken the game away from Che­sham, but last pair Alex Wat­son and James An­der­son scram­bled the 14 runs needed to squeeze home by one wicket.

Gra­ham Rance’s un­beaten 58 could not save the 3rds from a five-wicket de­feat to Slough, but the 4ths recorded a fourth win in a row as they skit­tled Mar­low Park 2s for 85 thanks to Ol­lie McIn­ley (3-8) and Luke Saun­ders (3-15).

Else­where in the TVL, Che­nies & La­timer came within five runs of a first win of the sea­son, but were in­stead squeezed out by Tring Park 2nds in Di­vi­sion 2a, while Fa­reed Ahmed took 5-63 as Chal­font St Peter drew with Mar­low in Di­vi­sion 5a.

Do­minic Good­man Hon­oured:

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