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.

Over 60s 3s end season on a high

Published: Thursday, 06 September 2018

Hertfordshire Over 60s 3rd Xl v Buckinghamshire Over 60s 3rd Xl
On Tuesday 4th September 2018 at Abbots Langley Cricket Club

After being rained off on three occasions the fixture v Hertfordshire 3rds eventually took place yesterday at Abbots Langley CC.
The final fixture of the 3rd Xls first season saw them needing to win or gain 7 points from a defeat to overhaul Sussex 3rds in the table. A victory would also achieve a double over Hertfordshire 3rds who finished 2nd in the Division.
Hertfordshire won the toss and unexpectedly asked Buckinghamshire to bat first.

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Over 60s 1s crushed in semi-final

Published: Friday, 31 August 2018

Bucks Over 60-1s revival came to a disappointing end at Bledlow Village CC on Tuesday when they crashed out of the Bowl competition by 83 runs to Berkshire who they had defeated by 8 wickets at the same ground only a few weeks previously.
 
On a slow wicket Bucks bowled Berkshire out for 138 with Bucks’ three slow bowlers, David Brooker, Chris Johnson and Mike Salmon conceding only 56 runs off 27 overs between them. The top wicket-taker was local boy Jim Spooner who ended with 3-44.
 
Roger Garrini threatened to win the game for Bucks on his own but his departure for a rapid 21 with the score at 30-0 was the prelude to a disastrous collapse against the slow left-arm of Phil Ridgeway who took 5-13. Only Neville Pritchard made double figures after that as Bucks were bowled out for 55.
 
This result should not disguise the team’s otherwise strong recovery after a difficult start to the season, following the loss of key all-rounders and specialist batsmen to other counties or retirement. We look forward to 2019 with optimism.

Over 60s 1st XI finish strongly

Published: Wednesday, 18 July 2018

The O60 1sts completed their regional group programme with a win over a powerful Kent X1 at High Wycombe CC. Although Bucks will not qualify for the final stages of the competition, a third consecutive victory constitutes a strong revival after six of the first seven matches had ended in defeat. 

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Over 60s 1st XI continue revival

Published: Thursday, 12 July 2018

Bucks O60-1s beat Sussex by 58 runs (Bucks 294-3 / Sussex 236-6) at Horsham CC

Bucks O60-1s continued their revival following the return of Keith Wallis, this time with victory over Sussex at Horsham CC  after posting the season’s fourth highest total in this competition in almost fifty matches played to date.

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