Bucks end season on a high

Published: Wednesday, 17 September 2014

A well known  football pundit once stated “you’ll win nothing with kids” but Bucks CCC have proved him wrong winning their last two Championship matches in style, with their youngest ever team.

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Bucks lose Suffolk nail-biter

Published: Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Bucks suffered an agonising last-over defeat to Suffolk in their Unicorns KO Trophy second round tie at Ipswich School on Sunday.
Chasing the Bucks total of 191, the hosts won by three wickets with just two balls to spare to secure their place in the quarter-finals.
Bucks performed near miracles to take the game to the bitter end after slumping to 94-7 after choosing to bat first.
They lost their first three wickets for four runs and were indebted to Shelvin Gumbs, who made 44 from 48 balls, and Garry Park for pulling the innings round.
However following a further collapse, the visitors were in dire straits at 94-7.
They were rescued by a superb eighth-wicket stand between wicket-keeper George Russell and skipper Tom Hampton, which doubled the score.
Hampton made 47 from 56 balls with one six and five fours, while Russell made 53 from 72 balls.
However, Bucks crucially left 3.4 overs unused when last man Jon Burden was run out with the total on 191.
In reply, Suffolk looked in charge at 128-3, but the Bucks attack – in which spinner Uzair Amjaid shone – kept it tight and kept picking up wickets.
At 171-7 with overs running down, Bucks had a chance, but Suffolk lost no further wickets and got home with two balls to spare.

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This Sunday, Bucks return to the Unicorns T20 competition as they play Oxfordshire in two matches. 
These will be played at Banbury Twenty CC, Ermont Way, near the town centre - not Banbury CC's ground at Bodicote as first advertised. The games will start at 11am and 2.30pm.
In their first round of matches, Bucks had one win and one defeat against Berkshire at Amersham.

Mixed fortunes in T20 double header

Published: Tuesday, 08 May 2018

park ramp amersham webGary Park ramp for six (photo: Sportsshots.org)Bucks suffered mixed fortunes in their Unicorns Counties T20 double-header against neighbours Berkshire at Amersham on Monday.
After securing an exciting three-wicket victory in the first game, Bucks suffered a hefty eight-wicket defeat in the second.
The first contest was a nail-biter.
Berkshire scored 153-7 from their 20 overs, thanks to a half-century from Dan Lincoln. Skipper Tom Hampton was the pick of the bowlers with 2-25 from his four overs.
Masoor Khan, with 39 from 30 balls, gave the hosts a flying start to their reply, before Garry Park steered them home to victory with just two balls spare with an unbeaten 51.
Bucks's joy did not last long, as batting first in the second game, they slumped from 65-2 to 98 all out. Park again top-scored with 23.mom t20 amershamGary receives his Man of the Day award from Dave Burden
Berkshire sped to an eight-wicket victory in just 10.1 overs.

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Saif Zaib stars in Bucks win

Published: Monday, 30 April 2018

mom saif cambSaif receives his MOM from president and life member Stuart YorkA brilliant all-round display by Saif Zaib helped Bucks gain a convincing six-wicket victory over Cambridgeshire in the first round of the Unicorns Counties KO Trophy at High Wycombe on Sunday.
The Wycombe teenager, who is contracted to Northants, claimed five wickets and then scored a half-century as Bucks won through to a second-round tie against Suffolk at Ipswich School on Sunday, May 20.
The match, played on a cold grey day, did not start well for Bucks after they had put the visitors into bat.

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Bucks still seeking first win

Published: Wednesday, 02 August 2017

A maiden century from Patrick Castleden was the feature of Bucks's drawn Unicorns Counties Championship Eastern Division match against Cambridgeshire at Chesham.
The former Cookham Dean batsman, who now plays at High Wycombe, scored an unbeaten 166 not out in Bucks's mammoth second innings score of 357-2 dec as the match petered out into a draw.
Castleden, who slammed seven sixes and 16 fours in his stay of 238 balls, shared a second-wicket stand of 222 with Tring Park's Shelvin Gumbs, whose 115 off just 109 balls with four sixes and 14 fours, was his his fourth Championship century for the county.

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