Chesham recall 2005 Ashes glory in Marlow victory
of 61 included three sixes, enabling them to reach a total of 259 for 9 in 52 overs.
In reply, Marlow lost early wickets to Kwatsha’s opening salvo, leaving them reeling at 18-3, but a recovery saw them looking odds-on winners until their ninth wicket fell at 256.
Marlow’s final man then became the third run out victim of some tigerish fielding when, with three needed from the final over, he attempted a suicidal second run, leaving Chesham ecstatic winners, having narrowed the gap on Stoke Green to 14 points.
Meanwhile, an injury-ridden 2nds side fought gamely against Harefield 2nds before going down by three wickets, Sam Rance taking 4-52, while young Joseph Rance took 3-40 as the 3rds went lost to Windsor 2nds by two wickets with an over to spare.
A great spell of 7-30 by Max Hutt, plus an unbeaten knock of 68 from Sarfraz Nawaz, saw the 4s beat Harefield 4s by five wicket, while on Sunday, Chesham Women lost to Hampstead, despite a good innings from Harret Stone and two wickets apiece from Lyndsey Parham and Laura Gurney.
Andrew Flintoff of England consoles Australia’s Brett Lee after the Ashes match in Edgbaston on August 7 2005