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Chilterns League: Holyport beat Littlewick Green 2nds by 20 runs

Holyport’s Adrian Mumtaz

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LITTLEWICK GREEN CC vs HOLYPORT CC

In Chilterns League Division 1, Littlewick Green’s second team lost by 20 runs at home to Holyport.

Having been put into bat Holyport managed 196-9 from their 40 overs with Adrian Mumtaz (39) top scoring alongside decent knocks from Rehmat Hussein (34), Bhavik Patel (37) and Abu-Bakker Siddiqui (31no). Louis Russell finished with the best figures for Littlewick, taking 4-35, while Channi Sethi took 3-35.

Green’s reply proved to be too conservative as they fell behind the run rate and ended their 40 overs on 176-6.

The early dismissal of openers Colin Russell (10) and Bill Green (5) hardly helped matters, but decent contributions from the likes of Mike Duxbury (21) Chris Leaky (48) and Louis Russell (58no) gave them hope.

However, those runs came too slowly and Littlewick simply ran out of overs.

Littlewick Green 1sts saw Saturday’s Chilterns League Championship clash at West Reading cancelled. Both sides were awarded 10 points.

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BRAYWOOD CC

Braywood clung onto top spot in the Chilterns League Championship after Saturday’s three wicket win over Holmer Green.

They sit just a point above second place Ley Hill after this impressive victory.

Having elected to bat Holmer Green managed 129 before being bowled out in the 35th over. Faisal Malik did much of the damage for the home side, taking 3-17 while Raja Ahsan and Kamran Hafeez each took a couple of wickets.

Most runs came from Green’s middle order, which saw the visitors move onto 112-7 before Braywood quickly shut the door on their progress.

The hosts looked to be on shaky ground at 58-7 but a fine stand between Obi Sarwar (40no) and Kamran Hafeez (41no) led them to victory in the 34th over.

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PINKNEYS GREEN CC

Pinkneys Green’s Chilterns League Premiership clash at Denham on Saturday was cancelled, with both sides awarded 10 points. Pinkneys had won three matches on the spin ahead of Saturday’s cancellation. The third placed side will host Cadmore End on Saturday.

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LITTLE MARLOW CC

Little Marlow are closing in on the Chilterns League Division 1 title after Saturday’s four wicket win over Knotty Green.

Having opted to bat on winning the toss, visitors Knotty Green made 141 before being bowled out in the 39th over. Top wicket taker for Little Marlow was Uzair Hassan who took 3-16. Jumin Patel (30) and Nicholas Scott, who was caught and bowled by Asanka Austin Pieris for 25, were the top run scorers.

Little Marlow’s reply owed an awful lot to Pieris’ undefeated 50, while there were decent contributions from Mohammed Yaqoob (21) and Syed Waqas (29), as they eased to victory with four wickets and several overs in hand. Little Marlow will host Holyport at the Bradish Ellames Recreation Ground this Saturday.

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HURLEY CC

On a miserably cold late August day, Hurley’s 2nd team managed to chase down Denham for a thrilling two wicket win.

Captain for the day Mike Walton correctly opted to field on winning the toss and progress for Denham’s openers on a damp wicket was slow.

With the score on 31-2 Amir Hussein and Arun Singh stepped up their efforts, putting on 69 in 10 overs for the third wicket before Mandeep removed Hussein and then took two wickets in his next over to leave Denham on 107-5. Singh and Merchant steadied the ship for the home side with a 40-run partnership before Denham lost five wickets for just a dozen runs, with Liam Cole (1-35) and Joe Graham (4-11) doing the damage. Graham dismissed Danny Dawson and Charles George with consecutive deliveries to dismiss Denham for 159.

Josh Cole (43) and Steve Taylor (19) added a solid 56 for the fourth wicket of Hurley’s reply and kept them in front of the run rate. They managed to get home with six deliveries to spare, Walton winning the match with a trademark nudge to third man.

On Sunday Hurley’s Present side beat their Past XI by four wickets. The present side managed 156-6 from their 35 overs with the Cole brothers adding 47 for the third wicket.

The present side batted first with the Cole brothers adding 47 for the third wicket as the side managed 156-6 from their 35 overs. In reply the past team fell 21 runs short.

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