Sen­sa­tional Pe­ter­son hits 300 runs across two days

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT - MID BUCKS CRICKET LEAGUE PRE­MIER DIV Ley Hill ........................................................... 317-4 Hawridge & Choles­bury .......................... 100 all out Ley Hill won by 217 runs

BAT­TING sen­sa­tion Craig Pe­ter­son plun­dered 300 runs in two days, in­clud­ing cen­turies on both Satur­day and Sun­day, for Ley Hill CC.

Pe­ter­son started his mega haul by car­ry­ing his bat for 163 not out in Satur­day’s 217-run Mid Bucks Pre­mier de­mo­li­tion of Hawridge & Choles­bury, the high­est in­nings in the whole league so far this sea­son.

The Ley Hill skip­per fol­lowed this by smash­ing Che­sham 2nds for 137 in Sun­day’s 17-run vic­tory in the Chess Val­ley League, where he also showed the other side of his game by tak­ing 3-14 in just un­der three overs.

Against Hawridge, Pe­ter­son won the toss be­fore open­ing the bat­ting with Ol­lie Runswick, and they put on 103 be­fore Runswick was out for 55.

Richard Clarke (32) and Lewis Thomp­son (34) had good in­nings too, but it was Pe­ter­son who led the way as the Hill reached 317-4.

Neil Jones, with 2-34, was pick of the Hawridge bowlers.

Amir Akram (28) and Ben Drane (29) did their best for Hawridge, but they slumped to 56-5 be­fore be­ing bowled out for 100. Jack Thomp­son took 3-13 in 13 balls be­fore re­tir­ing in­jured, leav­ing Su­ranga Daluwatta – play­ing against his old team – to mop up the tail with 3-1 in 11 balls.

Against Che­sham, mean­while, Pe­ter­son’s sec­ond cen­tury helped his side rack up 212, but with their op­po­nents threat­en­ing to reach their win­ning tar­get, Pe­ter­son’s three­wicket haul helped dis­miss them 17 runs short for 195. Pe­ter­son also found time to take three catches and was jus­ti­fi­ably named man of the match.

The Hill’s lead at the top of the Mid Bucks Pre­mier now stands at 46 points after the pre­vi­ous near­est chal­lengers, Monks Ris­bor­ough, lost to Holmer Green by six wick­ets.

Two tons: Craig Pe­ter­son

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