Amer­sham win nine on the trot by a nar­row mar­gin

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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

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