Bucks knocked out of T20
In the event, even if they had won both matches, they would not have been able to catch Berkshire, who secured the one win they needed against Herefordshire to top the group.
Bucks finished third on net run rate.
Bucks were involved in two vastly contrasting games.
In the first, they bowled out Shropshire for 92 in 16.4 overs thanks to a brilliant spell of spin from Masoor Khan, who took 4-14 in 3.4 overs. Tom Hampton and Uzair Amjaid both returned 2-18 from three overs.
Bucks won by five wickets in 15.3 overs, George Russell leading the way with 37 from 25 balls.
In the second game, Shropshire amassed a staggering 210-4 from their 20 overs, Ross Aucott and Simon Gregory adding 84 from the last six overs, with 24 runs coming off Cameron Parsons’s only over.
After a delay for rain, Bucks’ target was revised to 90 from seven overs under the DLS system.
But they fell short 75-3, with Shelvin Gumbs scoring 32 not out from 14 balls, losing by 15 runs.
Meanwhile, four players from High Wycombe, including the captain Tom Hampton, are in the Bucks team for their first three-day Unicorns Counties Championship Eastern Division match of the season against Bedfordshire at Tring Park, starting on Sunday.
Wycombe’s Dan Marles makes his championship debut for Bucks alongside Tring Park seamer Andy Harris.
The Bucks team consists of Teddy Casterton (High Wycombe), Masoor Khan (Clevedon), Dan Marles (High Wycombe), Garry Park (Swarkeston), Mike Payne (Tring Park), Shelvin Gumbs (Tring Park), Robin Pritchard (Chesham), Matt Rance (Chesham), Cameron Parsons (High Wycombe), Andy Harris (Tring Park) and Tom Hampton (High Wycombe). The 12th man is Stephen Croft (Harefield). HURLEY
Hurley won the toss and opted to bat under heavy skies and howling winds.
Captain Akhtar chased a wide ball in the third over and played on. Josh Cole skewed the pace of Matt Wood to point where slip had time to run round and take the catch.
Hurley were in danger of imploding at 12-2. Dave Simoes (13) and Vik Bhagwani (11) added 24 before Simoes fell to Will Brockwell (3-30).
Henry Graham (48) laid an early claim to man-of-the-match with some powerful straight driving and his partnership of 67, with some deft touches from Phil Ridgeway (44), took Hurley to a useful 145-5 when Graham dollied to mid-wicket.
Hurley’s innings was boosted by 44 extras as 24 byes and eight wides jollied along the score.
Jonothan Langlands (15no) added some hard hitting in the last three overs, adding 20, which took the visitors to 191-9 from 47 overs.
Short rations might have inspired Hurley to finish the match early. They forced the home side into 65-7 inside 26 overs.
Naeem Akhtar (2-38) and Henry Graham (3-35) made the early inroads and Jonothan Langlands (4-28) took out the lower middle order.
Two wickets to Langland in the 32nd over left Littlewick tottering at 100-9 with 11 overs remaining.
Matt Wood (58) belied his number eight billing with a confident and untroubled innings. Chris Symonds (18no) defended resolutely with only one scare as he fended off Graham where the ball plopped between short leg and square leg as Littlewick settled for the draw at 164-9.