MUSK’S SWEET SMELL OF SUC­CESS

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THAMES VAL­LEY CRICKET LEAGUE DI­VI­SION 2B War­grave ....................................................... 201-9 Bea­cons­field .................................................206-5 Bea­cons­field won by five wick­ets

SAM Musk grabbed a five-fer as Bea­cons­field eased their relegation wor­ries with a five-wicket win over War­grave on Satur­day.

Musk re­turned fig­ures of 5-50, while Ash­win Ran­dev chipped in with a use­ful 2-19, as War­grave were re­stricted to 2019 off 52 overs. In re­ply, cur­rent skip­per and for­mer in­cum­bent Ja­son Har­ri­son and Chris Thomas both hit half cen­turies, both fin­ish­ing on 55, as Bea­cons­field shook off the early loss of Adam Fran­cis.

Ross Richard­son and Nilesh Od­e­dra also chipped in with use­ful knocks of 36 and 26 re­spec­tively as Bea­cons­field reached their tar­get in the 46th over for the loss of five wick­ets.

The win moved Bea­cons­field 10 points clear of the drop zone, but over in Di­vi­sion 2a, Chenies & La­timer are 88 points from safety and pretty much down and out.

They are yet to win this sea­son, but Chenies did come close to get­ting the mon­key off their backs on Satur­day, los­ing by just one wicket to pro­mo­tion­chas­ing North Maiden­head.

Skip­per Chris May was un­beaten on 72 as Chenies made a chal­leng­ing 239-8 off 52 overs. Scott Nor­wood then took 4-75 as Chenies took nine North Maiden­head scalps, but it was not enough.

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