High Wycombe first team continue their dominance and position at the top of the league table after a low scoring game against Finchampstead at home.
Finchampstead won the toss and elected to field, which seemed the wise decision given the weather and wicket. It was certainly a day where a result would be made.
Eliot Callis and Conrad Louth chipped in 20 runs apiece, whilst Harvey Brennan played on an entirely different wicket, catapulting his way to 49 before being dismissed.
A middle-order collapse left Conner Haddow and Samuel Parry some work to do. However, they took to it like a fish in water, Parry facing 37 balls and rotating the strike for Conner Haddow who achieved 35 off 84 balls.
High Wycombe were bowled out for 163, the Finchampstead 1XI looking hopeful.
However, the consistent Cameron Parsons found the wicket to his liking, obtaining yet another 5-wicket-haul in the first 5 overs of the innings.
With pressure building on the Finch batting, Thomas Hampton and AJ Woodland chipped in with 1 wicket and 2 wickets respectively.
Finch never quite managed to get started despite Jed Crerar, the only batsman to achieve double figures, As a result, they were bowled out for 54 inside of 30 overs.
High Wycombe 1XI maintain their 19 point lead at the top of the table.
In a rain-affected game, High Wycombe 2XI lost the toss and were put into bat early by Boyne Hill.
Despite the circumstances, Matt Pugh played nicely for his 30 as an opening batsman, alongside the skipper, Simon Janes (22).
John Terry (21) and Charlie Lane (18) played well in the middle overs to establish some control and increase the team total. However, Wycombe lost wickets at key moments, with only Harry Lane (16) and Brezza (13) left to tally up a defendable total.
High Wycombe finished on 157 from 44 overs.
Despite an early breakthrough, High Wycombe were unable to take the number of wickets they needed whilst simultaneously stemming the flow of runs. As a result, Boyne Hill chased 157 in 45 overs, losing just two wickets.
"Worked hard to achieve a solid total of 157 on the worst of the conditions with a wicket that was 2 paced and had variable bounce. The whole team fought well and it was good to see us bat out most of our allocation. After an early breakthrough in the field we just could not take wickets early enough to keep the pressure on. Top efforts and fight from the lads. A big improvement from the last time we played this team. Also good bowling debuts from Jake and Pranav." Skipper Janes commented.