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 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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