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.