Steve King bowled Mel Hussain (brother of Nassar, prolific run-scorer in club cricket) first ball, then had Neil Burns (Buckinghamshire, Essex, Leicestershire, Somerset, Western Province) taken sharply by Pal Stafford at slip, them bowled Ian Pont (Buckinghamshire, Essex, Lincolnshire, Natal, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire).
PS: No idea what the score or result of the match was!!
Bucks captain Michael Payne suffered the agony of being run out for 99 during his side's nine-wicket defeat by Cumberland at High Wycombe in the Unicorns County Championship.
Payne saw his young side slip to their second defeat in three Eastern Division matches as their bid of challenging for the title took another knock.
Bucks's hopes of giving Hampshire seamer Gareth Andrew his debut were dashed when the Hampshire seamer became unavailable.
Instead Bucks gave Championship debuts to Tring's James Hawkes and High Wycombe youngster Cameron Parsons.
Bucks had a good first day. After being put in to bat, they rattled up 328 on a perfect batting strip.
Payne batted superbly, making 99 off 141 balls with 16 fours before falling short in his attempt for a century. Cookham Dean's Pat Castleden and High Wycombe keeper George Russell gave good support with a half-centuries.
Bucks established a first-innings lead of 26 after dismissing Cumberland for 302, Wycombe spinner Adam Dobb taking 3-73.
Led by Shelvin Gumbs's 64 and a fine 41 by Hawkes, Bucks built on their advantage in the second innings, at one stage reaching 153-2.
But a disastrous collapse, which saw the last eight wickets fall for 68 runs, left the visitors, for whom Mattie McKiernan took 12 wickets in the match, a victory target of 248 in free-scoring conditions.
The result was never in doubt as Cumberland knocked off the runs for the loss of one wicket thanks to a classy century from opener Will Hale.
Bucks's next Championship game is against Norfolk at Manor Park Norwich from July 17-19.
Hampshire seamer Gareth Andrew will make his Unicorns Championship debut for Bucks in their Eastern Division match against Cumberland at High Wycombe, starting this Sunday 3rd July.
Bucks have signed up the 32-year-old to play for the rest of the campaign.
Andrew has been with Hampshire since 2003, and has taken 232 wickets in 91 first-class matches, but now primarily plays in one-day matches.
He has played in two T20 matches for Hants in the past week.
Bucks team manager Jason Harrison said : "Gareth will be a most useful acquisition for Bucks and will add experience to what is a young squad.
Three High Wycombe players, including teenage off-spinner Usman Amjaid are included in the Bucks team as they seek their first three-day success of the season.
Given the recent appalling weather, we did well to get in a competitive game against Bedfordshire at Wardown Park over the last three days. The pitch and surrounds were very damp and soft on Sunday morning and, although some thought that the umpires might have made an earlier start, the delay until 1.40pm ultimately proved a blessing in disguise. Heavy rain overnight and for a large part of the day prevented any play at all on Monday, but after much hard work by the ground staff the match resumed at 1.30pm on Tuesday. Because Bedfordshire, who had been put in to bat by Bucks, had still not completed their first innings, a positive attitude by the two captains in forfeiting innings gave both sides something to play for. (In some other Championship matches, which saw more play on the first day and, like us, none on the second, the match was too far advanced to allow a similar approach.)
Bedfordshire declared at their first day total of 241-4 and then forfeited their second innings, after we had forfeited our first innings. This left us a target of 242 in 61 overs for victory and, with the pitch still damp and keeping low, we made a poor start, slipping to 18-3. Despite a very slow outfield, Tring Park batsman Shelvin Gumbs scored a brilliant century for Bucks, sharing a fourth-wicket stand of 144 with Dan Hampton. We were on course for our target but, after Shelvin was out for exactly 100, we lost further cheap wickets, and unlitmately settled for for a draw on 188-7, with Gerrards Cross batsman Hampton unbeaten 60.
Alex Woodland, also from Gerrards Cross made his Championship debut.
Our next Championship game is against Cumberland at High Wycombe from July 3-5.
Bucks 249-5 45 overs Garrini 38, Ralphs 56, Warr 52* Bentley 48*
Sussex 250-1 43.2 Overs
Beautiful Ground, slow pitch and Bucks batted solidly and ran well but we needed a hitter. The Sussex batting proved too strong. They batted better than we did with more boundaries. We dropped catches and only Alan Smith and Jim Spooner bowled well.