A PEPPARD STOKE ROW KITES team including 10 U19s slipped to a five-wicket defeat at PRINCES
A PEPPARD STOKE ROW KITES team including 10 U19s slipped to a five-wicket defeat at PRINCES RISBOROUGH on Sunday.
The visitors lost Will Legg second ball before Dan Bacon also fell to leave the Kites on 11-2.
Fergus Nutt and David Williams steadied the ship until the latter was trapped lbw, but this merely prompted the entrance of Max Baker-Smith who looked in sublime form.
Nutt retired on 61 before Baker-Smith was bowled for 52, but spritely lower-order contributions from U15 pair Josh Smith and Tom Southgate took the visitors’ total to 204-9 in their 40 overs.
The Princes Risborough reply started in disastrous fashion as a rapid Legg Yorker accounted for Fahaan Khan from the first ball of the innings, but Lewis Brooker and Mark Greaves then added 91 for the second wicket.
Their partnership was ended when captain Chris Humphreys bowled Brooker for 38, and when the left-arm spinner accounted for captain Imran Khan for a duck, the hosts were 119-3.
Young leg spinner Tom Southgate had Sam Johnson caught by Nutt for 8, but the magnificent Greaves continued on his way to a supreme century which was ultimately match-winning.
Although he eventually fell to Nutt â€“ caught one-handed at short mid-wicket by Baker-Smith â€“ for 123, the job was all but done and Princes Risborough concluded victory with more than seven overs to spare.
PEPPARD STOKE ROW KITES
W Legg, b Bernard
F Nutt, retired
D Bacon, b Knight
D Williams, lbw, b F Khan
M Baker-Smith, b Lawrence
W Atkinson, b Lawrence
J Perkins, b Lawrence
C Humphreys, b Sheldon
J Smith, b Greaves
T Southgate, not out
TOTAL (9 wkts)
F Khan, b Legg
L Brooker, b Humphreys
M Greaves, c Baker-Smith, b Nutt
I Khan, c Baker-Smith, b Humphreys
S Johnson, c Nutt, b Southgate
T Barley, not out
T Burton, not out
TOTAL (5 wkts)
Best bowling: C Humphreys 2-28.
PEPPARD STOKE ROW MAHARAJAS continued their impressive recent run with the best of a draw at home to CHELSEA NOMADS on Sunday.
Andy Watts hit 65 exclusively through the leg side and with useful contributions from the rest of the Maharajas line-up, the hosts were able to reach 217.
U15 pairing Alfie Burnett and Callum Ravden took three wickets apiece in the opening 10 overs, leaving the Londoners to try and salvage the draw in a timed game.
Charlie Jordan picked up two wickets on debut and captain Matt Kimber picked up one of his own, but try as they might the Maharajas fell just short of a fifth victory of the season with Nomads ending on 138-9.