05:00PM, Friday 07 May 2021
Hurley got their 2021 Chilterns League Premier Division season underway with one of their farthest and toughest assignments of the season - Monks Risborough away - on Saturday.
Hurley's skipper Yasir Gul opted to bat in the blustery conditions and they struggled for runs after Kelvin Baillie was caught at cover point in the second over while chasing a wide one.
Overall it was a poor innings and Monks wrapped them up for just 130 runs in 44 overs,
Mohammed Shafaqat, anchored the innings with patience and good technique for his 16 runs and Abdul Jabbar, who came in with the score on 50, managed an impressive 44.
After a brief tea interval Monks Risborough came out to bat with Umar Zaman (0-25), who had a luckless day with the ball, opening the bowling.
Ramakrishna Kota bowled Subhan Ul-Haq in the eighth with the score on 20.
Shafaqat replaced Zaman and had Irfan caught by Baillie in the 11th with the score on 40.
He also caught Mohammed Amjad off his own bowling four overs later with the score on 46, but Monks produced a crisp batting display from then on with Hamza Khan (41no) and Intekhab Alam (39no) steering them to victory with an unbeaten stand of 86 in just nine overs.
Elsewhere in the Premier Division, Pinkneys Green were beaten by eight-wickets away to Penn & Tylers Green.
The visitors were bowled out for 203 in 37.3 overs, a total Penn chased down for the loss of two wickets in 42.5 overs.
In the Championship Braywood began the season well with a 58 run win over Ballinger Waggoners at home, posting a total of 236 all out with Ballingers reaching 178-6 from their 45 overs in response.
In Division 1 Holyport managed just 127 all out with the bat as they lost by four wickets to Braywood's second team.
The home side were skittled in just 31.1 overs while the visitors lost six wickets as they reached 130 in the 26th over.
Little Marlow fared a little better with the bat, making 177 in their match with Chalfont St Giles, but they also lost by four wickets.
Police were called to the River Thames between Cookham and Bourne End yesterday at about 3pm, to reports that a teenage boy had entered the water but hadn’t been seen to leave.