THRIPLOW seconds collapsed to a crushing 120-run home defeat against Weston Colville seconds on Saturday. Weston Colville won the toss and batted first and, thanks mainly to 79 from Glover, the visitors posted 257-8 from their allocated overs. The pick of
THRIPLOW seconds collapsed to a crushing 120-run home defeat against Weston Colville seconds on Saturday.
Weston Colville won the toss and batted first and, thanks mainly to 79 from Glover, the visitors posted 257-8 from their allocated overs.
The pick of Thriplow's bowlers was Max Baron, with an expensive return of 3-60 from eight overs.
With a previous high batting score of 159, the omens were not good for Thriplow and only Jerry Jackson, with a defiant 50, offered any real resistance.
At 26-3 after 10 overs, Thriplow's only real hope of salvaging a result was the weather. And unfortunately for them, the weather held, and Weston Colville won at a canter.
BUNTINGFORD bounced back from two successive defeats with a good win against Takeley on Saturday, despite fielding an injury-ravaged team.
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They got off to a steady start, with Martin Coote (10) and Chris Ford (55) putting on 33 for the first wicket.
Chris Chambers (19) kept the score ticking over, and with Barry Walker (34 not out) and John Clements (14 not out) accelerating the run rate in the last few overs, Buntingford posted 183-6.
The Takeley reply got off to a poor start and they were 17 for 2 from the first seven overs.
Phillips (41) and Easley (11) put on 44 for the third wicket, before Barry Walker (3-34) removed both of them in his first two overs.
A brilliant catch from Chris Ford removed Gunn, and Takeley were up against it.
Steve Paola (4-26) bowled with great pace, ripping through the Takeley lower order, while Mahe Chowdhury (1-17) also bowled well, and as a result Takeley were all out for 146 in the 41st over.
Buntingford seconds also registered a win, at Little Munden. An impressive partnership between Pye Makin and Scott Nash saw the seconds reach 191, with Makin notching three sixes and six fours in his 62.
Nash was equally impressive, hitting three sixes and 24 fours in a superb century.
A total of 324 was always going to be a more than challenging target, and Little Munden were bowled out for 144.