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Chilterns League round-up: Hurley get delayed campaign underway with seven-wicket win at Coleshill

Hurley’s Phil Ridgeway

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HURLEY CC

Hurley started this coronavirus delayed season on match day 12 with a trip to Coleshill, and won it by seven wickets.

There was only one survivor – Phil Ridgeway - from the side which last lost to Littlewick Green in September, but things started going right for Hurley when new captain Yasir Gul won the toss and invited the hosts to bat.

Dominic Spencer guided an early delivery to Abdul Jabbar but Coleshill made a steady start with the bat. However, as the skies cleared they lifted the score from 31-1 in the ninth over to 159-4 in the 30th. Greg Double caught Spearpoint off Ian Dawkins in the 19th over, Jabbar took a second catch to remove Ljubisic off Kelvin Baillie in the 22nd over and Hassan Gul got some reward for his gentle leg spinners, having Amar Dosanjh stumped and Chris Edwards caught. Ridgeway came on in the 33rd over and brought the curtain down for Coleshill with a spell of 3-4 in six deliveries after a quiet start. They’d fell just shy of the double century, making 199 in 38.5 overs.

After a ‘do-it-yourself’ Hurley returned to wrap up a comfortable win. Kelvin Baillie (53), Ibraz Hussain (66) and Jabbar (57no) were all in fine nick as the visitors clinched victory with 21 balls to spare. Next up is a home match against Monks Risborough.

After a gap of 10 months cricket finally returned to Shepherds Lane on Saturday, with Holyport 2nds beating Hurley 2nds by five wickets. Hurley were bowled out for 163 in 38 overs, and with Fayaz Hussain blasting 59 of his side’s runs, they reached 166-5 with seven overs to spare.

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LITTLEWICK GREEN CC

Scoreboard pressure counted against Littlewick Green as they were bowled out for 170 chasing Peppard Stoke Row’s 331 in the Chilterns Championship. Peppard Stoke Row piled on the pressure as they made 331-7 from 45 overs, with A Watts top scoring with 128. Kirk Graham made 74 for Green in reply but they came up someway short and collected just six points.

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BRAYWOOD CC
Braywood won their first match of the season against Shinfield in the Chilterns League Championship, with the players taking a knee to highlight racial inequality before play.

Batting first Shinfield were bowled out for 132 in 36.2 overs, with Sardar making 61, and K Hafeez taking 3-29 for Braywood. In their reply Braywood reached 133 for the loss of three wickets in 28 overs.

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PINKNEYS GREEN CC

Pinkneys Green kicked off their Chilterns and Mid Bucks Premiership campaign with defeat at Monks Risborough.

Having elected to bat Monks Risborough managed 171-8 from their 40 overs, a par score which Green fell 18 runs short of. They were all out for 153 in the 39th over.

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HOLYPORT CC

In the Chilterns and Mid Bucks League Division 1 Holyport comfortably beat Winchmore Hill by 45 runs on Saturday.

Electing to bat having won the toss, Holyport made 181 runs before being bowled out in the 36th over, however, their inability to play out their overs didn’t come back to haunt them as Winchmore were skittled for 136 in 37.4 overs.

The best of Holyport’s efforts with the bat came from Bhavik Patel (54), while Adrian Mumtaz opened with 38 before being bowled by Rohit Srivastrava. The majority of Winchmore Hill’s runs came further down the order, but a fine early spell from Port’s Qadeer Rasool saw him finish with figures of 3-15.

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LITTLE MARLOW CC

Little Marlow won Saturday’s clash at Littlewick Green 2nds, bowling their hosts out for just 52 runs in Division 1.

Having posted a mammoth 257-5 from their 40 overs, Little Marlow exerted rather less energy in the field, restricting Green to just 52 runs with U Islam taking 4-17.

T Rashid scored 114 not out for Marlow in the first innings.

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