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CRICKET: Warner and Cecchini combine as Kingston claim the spoils
7:00am Wednesday 2nd July 2014 in Sport
MATTHEW Warner took three early wickets to put Kingston Bagpuize in charge at home to Leighton Buzzard Town 2nd, then returned to mop up the tail and finish with 5-43.
Town were all out for 158, with Dan Jacobs (3-47) also in the wickets.
Opener Marco Cecchini (51) held together Kingston’s reply, which ended successfully on 159-5.
K Bagpuize 25pts, L Buzzard 2nd 7
East Oxford clung on for a draw after a brave attempt to chase Chearsley’s 143-9.
The visitors only had 25 overs to bat, during which Muzzamil Rehman hit 31.
But Marc Hignell took 5-35 and Ken Baker bagged 3-40 to leave them on 126-9.
Earlier, the hosts’ innings spanned 39.3 overs and was built around Russell Haynes’s 60. Naeem Khan took 4-15 and Atif Ali 3-33.
Chearsley 14, East Oxford 8
It was a similar story at Great Brickhill 2nd, where Witney Mills had only 20 overs to chase the home side’s 194-7 from 40.
Mills finished on 155-8 after Adam Mayho made 34 and Malcolm Evans thumped 32. Drew Burrows bagged 4-37.
Before tea Chris Jones had scored 54 and Simon Chapman chipped in with 47.
Gt Brickhill 2nd 18, Witney Mills 5
Kimble posted 130-9 from 40 overs at home to Bledlow Ridge, thanks in the main to Bradley Rose (38) and Sam Agace (30). Geoff Tombs (3-36) was the most successful visiting bowler.
Ridge’s reply was reduced by rain to only 20 overs, but they only came up four runs short of victory on 127-3 after openers Rob Hawkins hit 45 and Russ Turner struck 39.
Kimble 8, Bledlow Ridge 8
The top-of-the-table clash between Horley and Blewbury & Wallingford was ruined by rain.
The visitors were struggling on 54-3 from 25 overs when the weather intervened.
Horley 6, Blewbury & Wallingford 6
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