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Chilterns Cricket League: Littlewick Green bowled out for paltry 100 in defeat to Ley Hill

Kirk Graham

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Littlewick Green were bowled out for a paltry 100 runs as Ley Hill inflicted a dispiriting 138 run victory over them in the Chilterns League Championship on Saturday.

Making the most of the fine batting conditions, Ley Hill managed 238-7 from their 45 overs, a total Littlewick never threatened.

Runs came from their top order bats of Ollie Runswick (49), and Max Lee (30), but, after surviving a mid-order wobble, the match-defining contributions came from Craig Ottaway (66no) and Henry Sussum (48). Junaid Akhtar finished with best figures of 4-36 for Green.

Kirk Graham anchored the early stages of Littlewick’s reply, making 42, but support was relatively thin on the ground as only Adrian Hurley (18) and James Heron (18) made it into double figures. The clatter of wickets continued until Littlewick were bowled out for 100 runs in 30.2 overs.

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In the Chilterns Premiership Pinkneys Green bossed their contest with The Lee, beating them by 111 runs. Having elected to bat on winning the toss, Green managed 248 before being dismissed in the 37th over.

Their standout performer was Vinay Mopur, who hammered 124 runs before falling to Harry Rice (5-31).

Rice continued to take wickets, including those of Jack Stemp (15) and Will Heyes (24), but in truth Pinkneys only needed one major run-scorer.

The Lee’s reply began reasonably brightly, with Michael Cooper (18), Henry Quinn (56) and Rice (10) pushing the scoreboard on, but there were few other significant contributions with Steve Curlewis weighing in with 6-30.

They were bowled out for 137 in 31 overs, Curlewis ripping through the middle and lower order.

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Holyport lost by three wickets to Knotty Green in Chilterns League Division 1 on Saturday.

Batting first Port made 208-8 from their 40 overs, with their chief contribution coming from Rehmat Hussein (75no). Alex Riley (26) and Adrian Mumtaz (38) opened and made a positive start with the bat, but a failure to score runs further down the order meant their total always looked a little under par.

Knotty Green seized their opportunity with Arpit Shah top scoring with 63 as they raced to their target in 31 overs for the loss of seven wickets. Holyport visit Harpsden on Saturday.

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A dominant display with the bat saw Little Marlow beat Winchmore Hill by 44 runs in the same division.

Having elected to bat Tashir Rashid top scored with 67 and Farooq Hussain managed 65 not out as Marlow posted 248-6 from their 40 overs. Most of the runs came from their top order, with Arfan Sharif also chipping in with 41, but a lower order collapse denied them an even bigger total.

Even with that it proved too much for Winchmore who finished up 44 runs short on 204-8.

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