Match Report Mondays

High Wycombe Cricket Club win 3 from 5 continuing a successful season so far for 2021.

Wycombe 1st XI slaughter Finchamsptead early into the second innings. Although, Wycombe set a score of 226 which was just short of a par score it certainly was enough to put off the Finchampstead batting line-up who fell 88 runs short.

Once again, Eliot Callis and AJ Woodland set up a foundation for the boys in blue, totalling up 90 runs before AJ was the first to go. Callis continued on his run of form contributing 54 runs of his own to the team score. Once he was removed, Dan Marles and Teddie Casterton amped up the pressure with a mid-innings partnership of 61. Marles continued through the innings to produce a season-high score of 65 not out and striking at over a hundred.

Setting a score of 226 was too much for Finchamstead to reply to. The spinning trio of Sam Parry, Conner Haddow and Harvey Brennan who each picked up 2 wickets was enough to remove 9 of the Finchampstead batters by the 50th over. However, it was Cameron Parsons who bowled 10 overs for just 9 runs who really took the game away from the opposition.

Dan Marles commented: "Another good win for the 1st team. We scored 226 which was probably 20 below par, but followed it up with a brilliant bowling display."

High Wycombe 2nd team, unfortunately, continue their run of torrid form after only reaching 99 runs on a flat Wycombe track. Andrew Higgins contributing 28 runs didn't help Wycombe, as 5 players were set back to the pavilion with ducks.

Boyne Hill in return chased down the total just 2 wickets down in 18 overs.

"We didn’t capitalise batting first a good wicket. Losing wickets too regularly. Higgo grafted well trying to hold the innings together but ran out of partners." Skipper Simon Janes said.

The 3rd XI missed out on a win against Slough. The opposition winning the toss and batting first proved to be a great decision as they put on 201 before being bowled out. Jake wildman (2/26) and M. Hussein (2/27) were key bowlers in working on restricting the power in the Slough batting line-up.

In return, Wycombe fell short being bowled out for 134 in just 33 overs. Although I.Hill (37) and C.Stay (25) put on a good partnership, the Wycombe batters were unable to come out strong.

Dan Stay commented: "A good start with the ball particularly from Jake and bash had slough 60-6 but missed chances cost us and allowed slough to reach 200. Callum and hilly fought back well once our top order were dismissed but unfortunately wasn't quite enough to see us over the line."

High Wycombe 4th XI beat Kew 3's in a dominating performance. Wycombe lost the toss and were put into bat first with Aran Hammond (44) and Matt Walker (31) producing the majority of 195 runs totalled.

In return, Kew were bowled out for just 107 in 29 overs. Joe Hoggan was a stand-out bowler in helping his team seal the victory with figures of 5/20.

"A really good team performance in difficult conditions. Despite losing wickets, Aran Hammond dug in for a fine 44 and got us through a difficult period whilst Matt Walker and Josh Field took advantage as the tail wagged spectacularly. Another top performance from Joe Hoggan taking 5 for 20 and now 3rd top wicket-taker in the league," skipper Matt Dodds said.

Finally, High Wycombe 5th XI stamps their authority on Chesham 4th XI. High Wycombe chased down Chesham's 95 in just 22 overs. Notable performances come from Sarim (5-21), Dave Parsons (3-18) and Rich Latchford (42*)

"An excellent bowling performance again this week. It was an extremely difficult wicket given the rain from Friday so it was excellent from Sulay and Rich to guide us through a potentially tricky chase," commented Skipper James Bibby.

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