Over-60s bowlers lead Bucks to victory over Kent
BUCKS Over-60s first team continued their improved performances in the past few weeks with a win over Kent.
Kent were hoping to seal the league title with victory and batted first, but were held to 167 all out by some excellent bowling and fielding.
David Brooker (3-31) and Chris Johnson (3-38) did the damage for Bucks supported by some excellent fielding.
In reply, Graham Keens fell early but captain John Rolfe dropped anchor and was well supported by Roger Garrini as they took Bucks to within sight of victory.
Garrini fell for 40 and Rolfe soon followed for 49. Keith Wallis (27 not out) and Denzil Owen (25 not out) saw Bucks to a well deserved victory.
Bucks II claimed their second victory in their last match of the season against bottom side Bedfordshire.
They reduced Bedfordshire to 88-9 with Jim Spooner (3-22) and Alan Smith (3-39) doing the damage. Bedfordshire then staged a last wicket fight back and were eventually all out for 140.
Bucks struggled early on and lost wickets regularly until Julian Coppock and Chris Lowe came together and staged a winning fight back.
Coppock eventually fell for 33 but Lowe saw Bucks home with five balls to spare. Lowe finished with his county best of 44 not out.
Bucks III were unable to claim their first win of the season as they lost by two runs to Bedfordshire on Thursday.
Batting first, Bedfordshire opened with aggression and finished on 2227. Bucks lost early wickets as they looked to chase down the total. Saqib Qureshi played a superb innings to give Bucks hope of victory with a quality 83.
Bucks looked set to win until George Nelson was run out and another flurry of wickets fell. Bucks needed three off the last over but fell two runs short.