Amersham win nine on the trot by a narrow margin
Rich Stevenson to come in at number seven, wickets fell steadily, and it was only thanks to number 10 Matt Chapman that Amersham managed to reach 214.
In reply, the Cross were soon in trouble, mainly due to youngster Haseeb Ali taking five wickets, and at 100-7 looked dead and buried. But Jas Grewel (45), Richard Knudsden (29no) and Elliiot Green (32) had other ideas as they battled for victory and a much needed 20 points.
They got the target down to just 11 needed off the last over with two wickets left, but Ali removed Elliot off the second ball, meaning the Cross were left needing six off the last ball to level, but they only managed a single. Cross at least had the consolation of eight batting and bowling points, which leaves them still in the relegation zone, but only a point off third-bottom Thame Town.
Amersham’s 20 points, meanwhile, kept them in the second promotion place, just two points off leaders Horspath but only four ahead of third-placed Oxford.
Amersham 2nds had OMT nine down but had to settle for a draw as they slipped to second place in Division Three of the TVL, while the 3rds won again and are comfortably top of Division Five by 39 points.
(Left) Bruce Friderich bats for Amersham while (right) Richard Knudsen prepares a delivery