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Chilterns League round-up: Hurley can't hold Penn in five-wicket defeat

Tom Maskell

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Hurley 1sts lost by five wickets to a youthful Penn & Tylers Green side in the Chilterns League Championship on Saturday.

Hurley were invited to bat on a wicket resembling a billiard table, and very quickly found themselves three wickets down, a start from which they never fully recovered.

Undaunted by the clatter of wickets, Ibraz Hussain played another muscular innings, making 55, while he and Phil Ridgeway (49) added 62 for the seventh wicket. Ridgeway eventually departed to a tired shot, while Cameron Wright and Raheem Dad became the third and fourth lbw victims of the innings as Hurley were dismissed for 170, having wasted their final eight overs.

Hurley found restricting the hosts’ scoring difficult, with captain Chris Yates (55) and Connor Haumann (47) adding 74 for the second wicket in nine overs. When they were separated Gavin Waite (49no) was brought to the crease and his undefeated innings ensured Penn & Tylers Green completed their run chase in just 22.5 overs for the loss of five wickets.

The toss often counts for a lot in cricket, but in truth Hurley were comfortably beaten by a very good side on Saturday. Next up they entertain Knotty Green at Shepherds Lane.

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Hurley’s 2nd team returned to winning ways in comprehensive fashion with a club record 239 run win over Penn & Tylers Green in Division 2 of the Chilterns League. The magnificent Mandeep Singh (125) and Josh Cole (86) accelerated the innings as Hurley finished their overs on 303-8. They then took advantage of Penn’s disastrous start with the bat to bowl them out for just 64 runs, Scott Taylor finishing with figures of 4-23 and Ravi Singh 2-10.

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Hurley’s Sunday team lost by two wickets to the Fleet Street Strollers at Shepherds Lane on Sunday in an even and entertaining game.

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In the Chilterns League Championship, Braywood beat Peppard Stoke Row by 11 runs.

Having won the toss and batted Braywood made 205-9 from their 45 overs, with Y Ahmed making 53 and M Waheed 44. In reply Peppard fell just short of their chase, finishing on 194-8. Braywood lead the Championship on 81 points from Leyhill in second.

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Also in the Championship, Tom Maskell scored a century for Littlewick Green as they beat Holmer Green by 18 runs. Maskell anchored the visitors to a commanding 236-6 from 40 overs, making 102, with Christie Green adding 44. In response Holmer could only manage 218-8. Will Brockwell and Kirk Graham both shared three wickets apiece.

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In the Chilterns League Premiership Pinkneys Green finished up 25 runs short in their chase of Knotty Green. The home side managed 191-8 from their 40 overs, with Pinkneys running out of overs as they ended their innings on 166-9, despite the best efforts of Uday Tikoo, who made 53. Pinkneys are second bottom after three weekends.

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In Division 1 Holyport beat Braywood 2nds by 16 runs, bowling their opponents out for 137 in 33.5 overs having set them a target of 154 for victory. Anjim Khan finished on 34no for Holyport.

They top the table, just a point above Little Marlow who beat Chalfont St Giles 2nds by 41 runs. Their innings of 228-8 was dominated by Anwar Mahmood’s 83 and Uzair Hassan’s 54.

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