Clubs to merge for new sea­son

Two teams are in talks to join forces in the new year and be re­named Amer­sham & Coleshill CC

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Inch­bald added: “I be­lieve this is the fu­ture of vil­lage cricket.”

The new team would con­tinue to com­pete in the Mor­rant Chiltern Cricket League, where both are cur­rently en­dur­ing dif­fi­cult sea­sons. Coleshill, hav­ing been pro­moted last sea­son, are cur­rently bot­tom of Di­vi­sion One, while Amer­sham Hill are sec­ond bot­tom in Di­vi­sion Two.

Coleshill ac­tu­ally racked up 216-7 against league lead­ers Penn & Tylers Green on Satur­day, Do­minic Spencer mak­ing 91, but an un­beaten 118 from Mark Mor­gan helped see Penn, for whom John Cock­croft ear­lier took 5-55, home by nine wick­ets.

Amer­sham Hill also tasted de­feat in Di­vi­sion Two, go­ing down by 89 runs to Taplow 2nds, de­spite James Evans post­ing 55 and Dan New­ton tak­ing 3-57.

Else­where in Di­vi­sion One, Alex Hardy scored 57 while Dan Heaney and Chris Cross both took 3-32 as Chal­font St Giles beat Wrays­bury by 16 runs to leapfrog them into third, while in Di­vi­sion Two, Great King­shill lost by six wicket to new cham­pi­ons Harps­den.

Knotty Green stayed top of Di­vi­sion Three af­ter Johnny Pa­tel’s un­beaten 107 paved the way for a nine-wicket maul­ing of White Waltham 2nds, while Mike Price scored 96 and took 4-5 as Winch­more Hill won their derby against The Lee by 102 runs.

Down in Di­vi­sion Four, Luke Saun­ders re­turned from ex­ile to front the bowl­ing at­tack and was in­stru­men­tal in an ex­cit­ing vic­tory for Amer­sham Hill 2nds.

Bat­ting first, Hill reached 215 all out thanks to a part­ner­ship be­tween Dan Telford (46) and Sa­man­tho Ben­son D’Costa (27), while Gareth Ash­ton chipped in with a brisk un­beaten 23, and Ed Boakes took 3-50.

Saun­ders then claimed 3-40, backed up by cap­tain Anurag Abi­nashi with 2-46 and Ash­ton with 2-25, as The Lee were bowled out for 194 with two balls to spare, de­spite Boakes top scor­ing with 65.

A dra­matic last over saw a catch missed as the sun daz­zled the field­ers, but Abi­nashi bowled the last bats­man with the penul­ti­mate ball to clinch vic­tory.

Coleshill CC are on the verge of merg­ing with Amer­sham Hill

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