Over 60s latest news

Published: Thursday, 04 July 2019

Bucks Over 60s had contrasting fortunes in their two recent matches in the national over 60s competition.
 They visited Wiltshire on 18th June and were able to complete the fixture on a day when most games were called off.  Against tight bowling, Bucks fought their way  to 158-6 in 45 overs thanks to Keith Wallis with 57 and John Pothecary with 42 not out. In reply Wiltshire’s Lerwell set the tone with a free flowing innings of 60 and although Matt Hind (9-1-23-3) bowled well on his return to the Bucks X1, Wiltshire got home with five wickets and  11 overs remaining.

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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.