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Finchampstead CC - 1st XI
Buckingham Town CC - 1st XI
Sat 20 Jul 11:00 - Home Counties Premier Cricket League - Division 1 Start time 11:00

Finchampstead CC 1st xl vs Buckingham Town CC - 1st xl

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Needing a win Finchampstead faced in form Buckingham in the Home Counties Premier League encounter.

Heavy rain over the last two days affected the ground condition despite good covering for the square and wickets including the Sunday Berkshire county match. With the ground itself saturated overnight delays were inevitable. Eventually play did not start until 2 pm with a reduced 43 to 35 overs match.

Losing the toss Finches were asked to bat first. They could not have started worse as two wickets were down and only 4 runs on the board. Ryan Bone was caught in the slips then Greg Smith was bowled. Ollie Soames and Billy Rogers set about a recovery but at 39 and the ninth over Ollie was caught at short leg off spinner Rathwayka.

This was the start of an unbroken 15 overs spell for the fine spinner Rathwayka. He dismissed Billy Rogers caught behind for 29 then Dan Lincoln fell for 26 this time off Jon Parish. Then at 103 the sixth fell as Toby Albert was caught off Rathwayka. So with only 27 overs gone it was trouble for Finches. The spinner had now taken full control as he dismissed the last four batsmen. Finches were all out for 131 in 37 overs.

The spinner Rathwayka returned 7 – 46 in an excellent spell of bowling. His efforts as well as fragile Finches batting meant Buckingham were given 41 overs to gain the score.

It was now the turn of Finches to start well. Spinners James Woodford and Billy Rogers dismissed openers Brunning and Hulbert with 24 on the board. When paceman Connor Corlet came on down the hill his pace accounted for Jonny Cater bowled at 57 and 18 overs bowled. This key wicket inspired Finches as eleven runs later five more wickets fell leaving Buckingham in tatters at 68 – 8. First to go was Rob Large caught off Woodford. Then a brilliant throw by Ollie Soames at gully ran out Lee Tomlinson for 23.

The next three wickets were all to Connor Corlet two bowled and the other LBW. The visitors with 19 overs remaining fought well in a rearguard action. Led by Rathwayka and John Deal the pair saw the score to 112. Then Rathwayka was well caught in the slips off seamer Zak Jones. With seven more overs left the last pair edged nearer with a vital 13 runs but with two overs remaining and 125 on the board George Humphries was trapped LBW by Zak Jones. So a remarkable six run win with a tense finish.

The welcome win saw Connor Corlet take 4 – 44 with two apiece for James Woodford and Zak Jones.

Scorecard

Buckingham Town CC - 1st XI won the toss and elected to field

Finchampstead CC - 1st XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Gregory Smith
b. R White
0
9
0
0
0.0
Ryan Bone
ct. J Cater, b. G Humphries
0
3
0
0
0.0
Oli Soames
ct. J Parish, b. T Rathnayaka
17
21
2
0
81.0
Billy Rogers
ct. J Cater, b. T Rathnayaka
29
36
2
1
80.6
Toby Albert
ct. J Parish, b. T Rathnayaka
21
42
1
0
50.0
Dan Lincoln
ct. C Price, b. J Parish
26
36
3
0
72.2
Josh Lincoln
ct. C Price, b. T Rathnayaka
11
27
0
1
40.7
Zachary Jones
ct. J Cater, b. T Rathnayaka
9
17
0
0
52.9
Michael O'Donahue
b. T Rathnayaka
3
25
0
0
12.0
Connor Corlet
ct. R Large, b. T Rathnayaka
3
6
0
0
50.0
James Woodford
 
0
0
0
0
 
Extras
8b, 4lb
12
Total
for 10 wickets 37 overs
131

Buckingham Town CC - 1st XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Russell White
4
1
13
1
3.3
George Humphries
6
1
25
1
4.2
Tharindu Rathnayaka
15
2
46
7
3.1
Jack Deal
4
0
21
0
5.3
Jack Parish
8
2
14
1
1.8

Buckingham Town CC - 1st XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Leigh Tomlinson
 
23
55
2
0
41.8
Steven Brunning
lb. J Woodford
8
25
1
0
32.0
Mark Hulbert
b. B Rogers
6
15
1
0
40.0
Jonathan Cater
b. C Corlet
17
18
2
0
94.4
Robert Large
ct. B Rogers, b. J Woodford
5
7
0
0
71.4
Callum Price
b. C Corlet
0
4
0
0
0.0
Jack Deal
 
28
50
3
0
56.0
Jack Parish
lb. C Corlet
2
4
0
0
50.0
Russell White
b. C Corlet
0
1
0
0
0.0
Tharindu Rathnayaka
ct. O Soames, b. Z Jones
19
40
2
0
47.5
George Humphries
lb. Z Jones
6
22
0
0
27.3
Extras
1w, 1b, 1lb, 8nb
11
Total
for 10 wickets 38.5 overs
125

Finchampstead CC - 1st XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
James Woodford
15
3
42
2
2.8
Connor Corlet
13
3
44
4
3.4
4nb, 1w
Billy Rogers
4
1
15
1
3.8
Zachary Jones
6.5
0
22
2
3.7
4nb

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2. Datchet CC 211
3. Banbury CC 210
4. Aston Rowant CC 203
5. High Wycombe CC 187
6. Buckingham Town CC 184
7. Finchampstead CC 164

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