CHESHAM picked up 15 points after they drew away to Wokingham on Saturday.
Chesham won the toss and elected to bat and from the off batted well, with the runs shared around and built from a brilliant 90 from Matthew Warner and 57 from Jason Rance.
The pair were well supported by Robin Pritchard’s 27 and Andy Goddard’s unbeaten 30. Josh Drage, on his debut, scored 33 not out as Chesham pushed on and at one stage looked at getting over 320, but settled on 291-5 in 58 overs.
Wokingham came out of the blocks quickly with an opening partnership of 38 and Wokingham’s top order did all they could to try and chase the runs.
Chesham took wickets at regular Intervals, with Rance taking 4-60, and pegged Wokingham back to 229-8 off 53 overs to tie the game.
In Division 2A, Chesham II were involved in an high-scoring draw against Maidenhead & Bray.
Maidenhead won the toss and invited Chesham to bat, a decision that backfired when Chesham amassed 297-6 off 52 overs as Jamie Anderson scored 109, Mark Hughes-D’aeth 68 and Henry White 66.
In reply, Maidenhead played very passive and finished on 196-9 with Chris Royals 4-56 and Alex Goodman 3-16.
In Division 5A, Chesham III were soundly beaten by Stoke Green. Stoke Green won the toss and chose to bat, scoring 301-7 inside 40 overs. They then bowled Chesham out for 140 to win by 161 runs.
In Division 8B, Chesham IV were beaten by Marlow Park. Chesham won the toss and chose to bat but were all out for 73. In reply, Marlow Park chased the target down inside ten overs for the loss of two wickets to win by eight wickets.
On Sunday, the women’s team beat Flitwick by six wickets. Captain Tracy Sturges won the toss and chose to bowl, proving to be a successful choice, with Flitwick bowled out for a total of 82 runs.
Another fine bowling performance from Lorett Bredenkamp (5–13) and excellent bowling from Jess Holdship with good figures of 2–18 led the attack.
This bowling performance was backed up by steady batting, with key runs scored by Alice Burgham, who got a total of 18, and Sue Holdship with a useful 16.
Debutant Lara Daruka got a key wicket and important runs to finish the game.
CHILTERN Harriers Athletics Club are welcoming budding runners to take part in the eighth annual Shardeloes 10k on September 16.
Last year saw more than 250 runners take on this scenic multi-terrain course in the stunning surroundings of the Chiltern hills. The event starts and finishes at Amersham Cricket Club at Shardeloes, where refreshments are on offer.
All finishers receive a free t-shirt and there are prizes for first, second and third male and female, as well as for first places in age categories and teams (athletics clubs and fun teams).
The 10k at 10.30am is followed by a one-mile family fun run, which is free to enter on the day.
All children receive a certificate and there are prizes for the first, second and third boys and girls.
Entries for the 10k cost just £12 for UK affiliated runners and £14 for unaffiliated. There is a £2 surcharge for on-the-day entries. There is more information and the option to enter at www.chiltern-harriers.org.uk/shardeloes10k.