Bat­tlers Ger­rards Cross cruise to seven wicket vic­tory

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frus­tra­tion from the vis­it­ing bats­men, and the re­sul­tant rash shots led to their down­fall as Cookham slipped to 103-6

A part­ner­ship of 53 be­tween Pa­trick Cas­tle­den (46) and Richard Lucas (20) aided their re­cov­ery be­fore Richard Knud­sen (4-28) re­turned for his sec­ond spell. He claimed four wick­ets in nine balls, in­clud­ing three in one over, as Cookham lost their last four wick­ets for just seven runs.

The Cross re­cov­ered from the loss of an early wicket as AJ Wood­land (31) and Harry Ni­chols (46) shared a sec­ond wicket stand of 71.

Fol­low­ing their dis­missals in the space of a few overs, Dan Hamp­ton (44no) and Billy Hunt (43no) were un­trou­bled by the Cookham bowlers and guided the Cross to vic­tory with an un­bro­ken fourth wicket stand of 81.

The Cross have now moved out of the rel­e­ga­tion zone, leapfrog­ging both Cookham and Thame Town, and their next game is at As­ton Rowant, who lie just one place above them.

(Left) Ger­rards Cross bowler Jon Den­ning takes a Cookham Dean wicket at the Dukes Lane ground; (right) Ger­rards Cross suc­cess­fully ap­peal for lbw to take a Cookham Dean wicket

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