Season ends with Cumberland loss

Published: Wednesday, 04 September 2019

Bucks completed a disappointing Unicorns Counties Championship campaign by suffering a seven-wicket defeat against Cumberland at Tring Park on Tuesday.
The result means that Bucks will finish seventh in the Eastern Division table and so will now play in Eastern Division 2 in next season's restructured competition. They will be joined in the five-strong league by Cumberland, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Northumberland.

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Bucks lose out to Herts T20 semi

Published: Tuesday, 27 August 2019

A superb innings from Saif Zaib could not prevent Bucks bowing out in the semi-finals of the Unicorns Counties T20 competition at Wormsley on Sunday.

Bucks went into the finals day in confident mood, having won seven of their eight group matches, but lost by 12 runs to eventual champions Hertfordshire.
Winning the toss, Herts rattled up 180-8 from their 20 overs, led by Reece Hussain's 67 from 42 balls. Spinners Zaib (3-38) and Masoor Khan (2-27) were the pick of the Bucks attack.
This was a huge target for Bucks to chase, but thanks to Zaib they came very close.

The Northants all-rounder slammed 86 off just 48 balls with a six and 14 fours to give them a,chance. But losing three wickets in three balls on 164 ended their chances and they finished on 168-8.

Hertfordshire went on the lift the title with a one-sided nine-wicket win over Dorset in the final.

Bucks now turn their attentions this Sunday to their final three-day Championship match against Cumberland  at Tring Park.
The hosts need to win the match to stand any chance of making the top five in the Eastern Division table and secure a place in next season's Eastern Division 1 table, following a restructuring of the competition.

T20 Semi-final scorecard

T20 2019 batting averages

T20 2019 bowling averages

T20 2019 record partnerships


Loss at Norwich

Published: Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Bucks lost by two wickets to Norfolk in a tense Unicorns Counties Championship East Division game at Manor Park, Norwich on Tuesday, despite an excellent spell by High Wycombe left-arm spinner Conner Haddow.
In a low-scoring contest on a slow pitch, Bucks who were put in to bat, made 219 from 81.1 overs in their first innings thanks to 88 from opener Masoor Khan - the highest innings of the match.
Norfolk replied with 226-9 from 90 overs, Haddow taking 4-78 from 33 overs.
Second time around, Bucks slipped from 69-1 to 88-6 before Robin Pritchard's 37 lifted them to 169 all out.
Set 163 victory, Norfolk seemed tone struggling at 80-5, but eventually edged home on 163-8.
Haddow returned 5-55 for an impressive match haul of 9-133 from 55.5 overs.


Bucks hold on for draw

Published: Wednesday, 07 August 2019

Bucks comfortably held on for a draw after being outplayed on the first two days of their Unicorns Counties Championship Eastern Division match against Bedfordshire at Flitwick.
Set a formidable 380 to win in a minimum of 90 overs, Bucks had progressed to 132-0 when rain ended play at the tea interval.
The game started well for Bucks, who after losing the toss, reduced the hosts to 166-7 before the Bedfordshire tail wagged to lift them to 266 all out. Seamer AJ Woodland was Bucks's most successful bowler with 4-47.
The visitors were handicapped when Tring Park seamer Mo Choudhry suffered a shin injury after bowling five overs on his Championship debut and could take no further part in the match.
Woodland then top-scored with a patient 44 in Bucks's disappointing first-innings reply of 159 all out, Mahmud Hasan taking 5-24.
Beds quickly built on their first-innings lead of 107 thanks to a maiden Championship century from Patrick Harrington (129), who shared a second-wicket stand of 188 with opener Fayaz Homyoon (74).
The hosts declared nine overs into the final day on 272-6, with Michael Payne taking 5-62.
This left Bucks a target of 380.
Openers Woodland and Masoor Khan batted unscathed for 63 overs, putting on 132 before the match was called off.
Woodland, who hit his first ball for four, did not hit another boundary in his 188-ball innings. Khan batted more fluently and was 82 not out at the end 
Bucks's next Championship match is against Norfolk at Manor Park, Norwich, starting on Sunday, August 18.


First Championship win

Published: Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Bucks completed their first Unicorns Counties Championship victory of the season, when they easily beat Northumberland at Chesham on Tuesday.
The trio of High Wycombe seamers - Jonathan Burden, Cameron Parsons and skipper Tom Hampton - took 16 of the 20 wickets as Bucks clinched a six-wicket win midway through the final afternoon.
The first-innings honours went to Burden, who took 5-52 as Northumberland were restricted to 232 all out after choosing to bat first.
This included a last-wicket stand of 50.

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