Over 60s 1s in Bowl semi

Published: Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Bucks O60-1s progressed to the semi-final of the Bowl competition on a countback after a tense finish in which Bedfordshire levelled the scores on the last ball, exactly matching Bucks’ total of 152-9.
Playing their first game since April last year without talisman Denzil Owen, Bucks had moved to 70-1 in the first innings, but John Pothecary’s dismissal for 25 prompted a collapse to 77-5 with John Rolfe also dismissed, for 38. Mike Salmon with 28 and with support from Martin Sheffield (13) and Chris Johnson (16)  led a fightback which enabled Bucks to set a challenging target on a slow wicket.

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Calling all senior cricketers

Published: Thursday, 19 July 2018

Bucks run two sides at Over 50 and Threes sides at Over 60 and all play in National competitions in midweek. All matches are 45 overs per side and are played on some of the best grounds. Qualification begins at 49 and 59 respectively and we are looking to strengthen and lengthen our squads. We are competitive in all matches and most of the players come from club cricket. Delighted as we are to play against them, there are very few ex -pros, even in the 1st class counties, so you can be sure that you will be able to cope!

Contact Roger Garrini 07927199468 if you are interested  
alternatively John Rolfe  07976 297370 or Ron Hedley  07710 987950 for Over60s and 
Temoor Alam  07771 525755 or Steve White 07714 242629 for Over 50s

We will need full details: DoB, address post code and place of birth for registration purposes.

Over 60s defeated again - Should sun have stopped play?!!

Published: Wednesday, 05 June 2019

Bucks Over 60s 1st team was defeated by unbeaten Hampshire, in a rain-affected match at High Wycombe, which strangely, was also affected by the evening sun.
 
Hampshire reached 250-8 off their allotted 45 overs thanks to 118 from Neil Trestrail and 51 from Ian Britton.  For Bucks, Jim Spooner took 3-47.
 
In reply Bucks were set an adjusted target of 168 off 30 overs and found themselves up against tight bowling and ground fielding.  Bucks battled to keep up with the run rate after Wallis departed for 22 and, in a game that ended at 8.40pm, were heavily handicapped at one end by the bright sun which set slowly over the sightscreens. In the event they did well to come within four boundaries of victory. John Rolfe was bowled by the last ball of the match for 67.

Over 60s 1st XI still to win

Published: Thursday, 23 May 2019

Bucks Over 60s 1st XI second and third matches both went to the last ball in tense encounters. When Wiltshire elected to bat at Bledlow Village they were pegged back but accelerated in the later stages to 194 all out from 44.5 overs despite figures of 4-52 by Bobbie Fryer. After the early loss of two wickets in reply, Bucks were in command until the third wicket partnership was broken with the dismissal of Pete Langford for 37. Thereafter the run chase rested almost entirely on the shoulders of England trialist Keith Willis. He took Bucks to the brink of victory – despite not one boundary being scored by any other batsman once Langford was out – until with his team 7 wickets down and requiring three runs to win, Wallis was dismissed for 96 off the last ball. 

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Over 60s 1st lose first match

Published: Friday, 10 May 2019

In the opening match of the season, against Berkshire at Wraysbury, Bucks O60s 1st XI was asked to bat first on a green top and reached 152-1 when the second wicket fell in the 33rd over of 45. Only 49 more runs were scored however for the loss of six more wickets and the final total of 201-8 was twenty or thirty runs short of what was needed. No batsman except John Rolfe with 36 and Keith Wallis with an accomplished 88, made over 20.

Although David Brooker and Chris Johnson picked up two wickets relatively cheaply, Berkshire’s batting line up proved too powerful, with captain David Twoose (73) and Mark Simmons (45no) leading the way. Debutant left-arm seamer Bob Fryer bowled Brock with the score at 178 but Berkshire reached their target for the loss of four wickets with  3.4 overs to spare. Brooker was the pick of the bowlers with 1-31 off 9 overs while Denzil Owen’s throwing arm in the field is as strong as ever.
 
Bucks next face Wiltshire at Bledlow Village CC on Tuesday 14th May.

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