Chishill duo pile on the agony
GREAT CHISHILL claimed their first win in Division 1S of the Junior League, beating neighbours Barley. In-form Kirk Chilton hit 83 and captain Angus Gent smashed 60 to see Chishill to a challenging total of 220-5. Barley found the target difficult to mat
GREAT CHISHILL claimed their first win in Division 1S of the Junior League, beating neighbours Barley.
In-form Kirk Chilton hit 83 and captain Angus Gent smashed 60 to see Chishill to a challenging total of 220-5.
Barley found the target difficult to match, especially as Chishill's opening attack of Sam Stoop and Guy Musson took two wickets each.
Gent then ended an impressive day, finishing off the Barley innings, and securing Chishill's first win in their new division.
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However, Chishill's second team found it hard going, losing to Foxton seconds in Division 3.
In difficult conditions, Chishill could muster only 78-7.
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Chishill restricted Foxton to 138-7 off 28 overs before the interval, with Martin Sorrell's aggressive spell yielding 3-36.
However, despite captain Gary Wright's defiant 24 not out, Chishill were never going to reach their hosts' total, and had to settle for bonus points.
ASPENDEN Standon & Puckeridge beat Little Hallingbury by six wickets on Saturday.
From the start Aspenden looked lively, and took two early wickets through Sapsford, who was ably assisted by Potter.
Hallingbury lost wickets at frequent intervals, as Thompson and Strange replaced the opening pair, and added more torment to their opponents' batsmen.
Supported by some excellent fielding, Aspenden restricted Hallingbury to a paltry 115 all out.
In reply Aspenden lost three early wickets, with Groom, Sapsford, and Strange leaving the action.
However, a flurry of runs from Yates and Potter steadied their nerves and edged Aspenden closer to their target.
Booth then joined Potter, and the combination of experience and youthful exuberance was soon to be decisive and this partnership saw them home.
It was a highly satisfactory result for the hosts, who well and truly put last week's defeat behind them.
BUNTINGFORD'S second team entertained Thorley on Saturday and won, thanks largely to the batting and bowling of impressive Steve Baker.
The hosts were put into bat first and quickly lost opener Townsend for 12, before Kev Poulton joined Baker in a stand of 82.
When Poulton went for 41, Buntingford then lost three cheap wickets with McGrath (5), Wurr (2) and Chambers (2) being dismissed in the space of one over to leave the home side on 124-5.
Clive Glasscock then came in to join Baker to steady the innings, and shared a stand of 43, before Baker went for a solid 68.
Glasscock was next out for a valuable 27, and with the tail chipping in with late runs, Buntingford finished on 188-8 from their allotted 45 overs.
In reply, Thorley found it hard to score runs and were bowled out for 88 after 43 overs.
Atkins 10-1-13-1, Baker 10-2-14-2, Chambers 10-2-18-2, and Preetam 6-0-18-2, all returned excellent figures and were backed up by good fielding.
Baker was voted man-of-the-match for his 68 runs, two wickets, and one splendid catch.