Ton-up Clements matchless!
A CENTURY from John Clements helped Buntingford seconds clinch the Division Six title with a comfortable win at Matching Green. Batting first, Buntingford suffered an early setback, losing Steve Baker for a duck. But Clements, together with in-form Stev
A CENTURY from John Clements helped Buntingford seconds clinch the Division Six title with a comfortable win at Matching Green.
Batting first, Buntingford suffered an early setback, losing Steve Baker for a duck.
But Clements, together with in-form Steve Paola, put together a partnership of 99 before Paola departed for 49.
Although Scott Nash (6) did not last long, a lusty 36 from Kevin Poulton helped take the score to 200-3.
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Clements was eventually dismissed for a magnificent 103, and Buntingford's innings closed on 231-6 from 45 overs.
Paola took five wickets last week, and followed this up by returning figures of 4-13, as he, together with Neil Atkins, destroyed Matching's top order and left them struggling on 14-6.
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Although the tail offered some resistance, Clements ended his memorable day by taking the last two wickets as Matching were bowled out for 65.
nBuntingford's first team finished the season in third place, after a nine-wicket win over second-placed Newport.
Newport batted first, but were all out for 85 as the Buntingford bowlers cleaned up.
Mahe Chowdhury took four wickets to finish with 4-43 as only two Newport batsmen made it into double figures.
Although Buntingford lost Francois Dickson for a duck in the first over, this proved to be a false dawn for Newport, as Martin Coote (43 not out) and Chris Ford (25 not out) eased the home side to victory.