Some senior reports

Published: Wednesday, 04 July 2018

1st team away to Middlesex Over 60s 1st Xl
Bucks recent poor run continued against League Leaders Middlesex on Tuesday.
Bucks struggled to 123 for 9 off 45 overs with only Keith Wallis (High Wycombe) troubling the bowlers with 40. Middlesex cruised to victory reaching 124 for 2. Denzil Owen ( Beaconsfield) with 2 – 26

2nd team home to Suffolk Over 60s 2nd Xl.
After a first victory of the season over Bedfordshire last week hopes were high for another victory over Suffolk. However yet again the batting failed to ignite and only Andy peacock 46 put up resistance against the Suffolk attack,
Suffolk struggled with the rate but eventually reached victory with an over to spare for the loss of 5 wickets finishing on 134 for 5.


3rd team away to Sussex 3rd Xl
After three rained off Thursday’s since Bucks 3rds beat Sussex 3rds at Coleshill a long journey was met by rain as the match was about to get underway. Fortunately after a 45 min delay the match started without further interruption.
Bucks won the toss and batted first. Captain Ron Hedley (Amersham Hill) and Bob Floyd ( Bledlow Village) put on 70 for the first wicket before Floyd fell for 30. An excellent spell from Ray Wells 3-11 off 9 overs tied Bucks down and the scoring rate fell as Steve Shore (Lt Marlow) David Lander (Penn Street) and Julian Coppock ( Knotty Green) all fell cheaply and Hedley fell for 38 leaving Bucks on 108 for 5. Larry Warr (Chearsley) gave Bucks hope with a belligerent 40 no off 37 balls and he put on 60 with Terry Bentley (Penn & Tylers Green) 21 off 44 balls to see Bucks end on 168 for 5.
However a Sussex side showing 6 changes from their defeat to Bucks made light work of the total and won by 9 wickets in the 36th over.
The 3rd Xl take on Essex at Bledlow Village CC on Thursday 14th June and Herts at Winchmore Hill (Penn) CC on Thursday 21st June.

1st team home to Middlesex Over 60s 1st Xl at High Wycombe Cricket Club
Bucks recent poor run continued against League Leaders Middlesex on Tuesday.
Middlesex batted first and posted a mammoth 247 for 4 against a depleted Bucks bowling attack. All of the Middlesex batsmen made good starts and Modua with 88 not out gave them a great total to set Bucks to win. Salmon 2-27 was the best of the Bucks bowlers. In reply Bucks struggled early on with captain John Rolfe (Bledlow Ridge CC) unable to get going against accurate bowling, as wickets fell frequently. Denzil Owen (Beaconsfield CC) and Mike Salmon (White Waltham CC) put up a brave rearguard action. Salmon falling on 48 and Owen on 40. When they went David Brooker ( Princes Risborough CC) hit a fluent 23 not out but Bucks fell well short on 197 for 8.

2nd team away to Suffolk Over 60s 2nd Xl.
Bucks 2nds made the long journey to Suffolk to discover a mix up in selection meant they only had 10 men on the day. They batted first and set a good total of 188 for 5 for Suffolk to chase. Roger Garrini (Wolverton CC) 71 and Julian Coppock (Knotty Green CC) were the main run scorers. The start of the Suffolk reply was marred when a fielder pulled up injured and Bucks then fielded with 9 menfor 40 overs. They made a real fist of stifling Suffolk who did not reach victory until the 43rd over. They finished on 191 for 5. Chris Tucker (High Wycombe CC) 2-20 and Richard Vasey (Hawridge and Cholesbury CC) 2- 22 were the pick of the Bucks bowlers.

3rd team home to Hertfordshire 3rd Xl
O60 3rdsHerts George driving webBucks in their first season of 3rd Xl Over 60s cricket were in confident mood after an exciting win against Essex 3rd Xl last week. Herts 3rds won the toss and surprisingly asked Bucks to bat first on a good track at the picturesque Winchmore Hill ( Penn) CC ground. Captain Ron Hedley (Amersham Hill CC) and Bob Floyd ( Bledlow Village CC) looked to build a solid base. Floyd started fluently and they were helped by some wide bowling to keep the scoreboard ticking over. Hedley took 16 balls to get off the mark but he and Floyd achieved the 1st 100 partnership for Bucks 3rds in the 23rd over. Floyd fell for 40 and Braganza and Lander soon followed to slow Bucks down. Hedley fell to a dubious decision as he was caught off a shoulder high delivery, making 55 off 67 deliveries. Nelson and Warr and then Ged Holmes (Little Marlow CC) with 25 pushed the scoring along for Bucks to reach their highest total of 210 for 8.O60 3rdsHerts Hedley Hook web
A couple of lose overs and far too many wides helped Hertfordshire 3rds to a great start. Latif Khan (Stoke Green CC) then bowled one of the openers and then there was inspired captaincy or a maybe lot of luck as the other opener was caught off Khan when 1st slip was moved to 3rd slip and Bob Floyd held the catch well. The game was always in the balance with Robert Collins 70 no doing his best to get Herts to victory. However a brilliant catch by keeper Larry Warr, standing up to Francis Braganza (Downley CC) broke a dangerous partnership followed by a brilliant run out with a direct hit from Nelson tipping the balance towards Bucks 3rds. Two more run outs helped Bucks to limit Herts 3rds to 198 for 9 and give Bucks 3rds a third win of the season.
The 3rd Xl take on Kent the League Leaders, who have not been beating for 35 matches, at Winchmore Hill (Penn) CC on Thursday 5th July. Why not come and have a look at the Over 60s.


1st team home to Berkshire
Bucks O60-1s avenged their early season 8 wicket defeat by Berkshire by beating them by the same margin in the return game at Bledlow Village CC
Berkshire’s high scoring David Twose and his partner Richard West were kept in check by Denzil Owen and Chris Tucker before the spin trio of David Brooker (3-20 off 9 overs), Chris Johnson (4-25 off 9) and Mike Salmon (1-12 of 5) worked their way through the Berkshire batting ably assisted by some fine ground fielding and throwing ,as well as the threat that Roger Garrini might be brought on to bowl if they did not perform!  Denzil Owen returned to take the last two wickets with over seven overs to spare, ending with 1-5 off his 5.3 overs.
 Chasing 111 to win, John Rolfe fell early and Graham Keens fell a little later for 12, dismissed in bizarre fashion when he backheeled the ball on to his stumps, but this brought in Garrini to partner last season’s top scorer Keith Wallis who was making only his second appearance of the season.
 These two made light work of accurate bowling in challenging conditions. Their unbeaten partnership of 69 took Bucks home with Garrini 29 not out and a classy 66 not out from Wallis, the only innings which exceeded thirty in the match.
 Bucks travel to Horsham next week to take on Sussex who they beat in the first encounter.