Weekend Match Reports: Ties, Draws and Losses

High Wycombe 1XI tie to Tring Park in a thrilling spectacle at London Road with a run out ending the Wycombe batting with the scores level.

Skipper Dan Marles won the toss and elected to bowl first on a wicket that looked to be tricky early on.

It proved a successful toss to win, Cameron Parsons snipping one through to trap Scott Rolfe leg-before-wicket for just two runs.

However, both Charlie Macdonell (62) and David Burnell (83) proved defiant accumulating a partnership of just under a hundred before Macdonell was caught reverse sweeping off Sam Parry.

That quickly led to a flurry of wickets which saw the Tring scoreboard travel from 101-2 to 113-4. Tring managed to rebuild to finish on 216-7 off their allotted 64 overs.

It was certainly a day of spin for the Wycombe bowling attack with Connor Haddow taking 3 and Sam Parry with 2 of his own.

In return, High Wycombe built yet another strong foundation of 62 runs with Eliot Callis and AJ Woodland before Callis was to fall for 45.

From there, only Harvey Brennan and Conrad Louth were able to get into the twenties with Conrad being the latest to fall leaving Wycombe on 197-7.

With only 20 runs required and 3 wickets remaining, Wycombe looked confident to take the win. But some late overs magic, Wycombe were butchered to 203-9.

Parsons and Hampton managed to take the score to 216-9. Cameron Parsons driving on to the right of point who made a terrific diving stop and throw whilst still on the floor to run out Tom Hampton and keeping the scores level.

High Wycombe and Tring Park closed with a tie.

High Wycombe 2XI missed out to a strong Gerrards Cross side after missing strength with the bat.

Gerrards Cross batted first but failed to get into any rhythm as Wycombe restricted their opposition to 64-4 giving the GX players quite a bit to think about.

Ben Wells bowled nicely up top to remove both opening batsmen, but it was Joe Hoggan who was the star of the Wycombe bowling line up who finished on figures of 4/53.

Gerrards Cross batsman Feroz Baig acted as a foundational pillar for his team adding 78 runs to the GX total. He was ably supported by Richard Knudsen (38), Chris Marrow (30) & Edward Snushall (20).

All of which allowed the Gerrards Cross total to rise to 235-9, before they took the decision to declare and allow more overs at the Wycombe batsmen.

Just like Gerrards Cross, High Wycombe failed to gain any momentum, falling to 36-3 early on in the innings. A half-century from Jai Angell allowed the Wycombe total to move in a positive direction, however, he could only do so much as High Wycombe 2XI were bowled out for 144 despite some late work with the bat from Keiran Devereux.

Simon Janes commented: "Having won the toss and put GX in we made good progress having them 64-4. Ben Wells bowling excellently to remove both openers, ably supported by Harry Lane. Alas, we could not keep the flow of runs down and chasing 235 was always a long shot on a wicket where par was more like 200. We almost held out for the draw. Great fighting spirit from the lads. "

High Wycombe 3XI fail with the bat and allow Harefield to capitalise.

Wycombe lost the toss and were put into bat, which seemed like the logical choice from the Harefield skipper as High Wycombe only managed two of their 11 team members to get into double figures.

Both young guns, Billy Dodds (17) and Manav Mahesh (11) were the only ones to show some promise, however, both being dismissed led to a flurry of wickets that were impossible to slow down.

High Wycombe were subsequently bowled out for 94 in the 31st over.

Harefield came out strong with opener Ed Washington soaring to his half-century at a strike rate of just under a hundred. He was supported by co-opener Harsharn Singh (18) who struck the ball at 150.00.

The Wycombe bowlers could not do much to stem the flow of runs, especially with the Harefield batsmen scoring at a blistering pace.

Harefield CC managed to chase down the dismal 94 set by Wycombe in just 19 overs whilst losing just two wickets.

Chris Russel commented: "Not having many to defend, we showed an outstanding fielding and bowling display. Real grit and fight to the end."

High Wycombe 4XI manage to pull off a draw despite severe selection issues against 3rd in the table Chenies & Latimer.

Both Matt Dodds (54) and A Malaya (34) managed to create a foundation for the Wycombe run chase after Chenies & Latimer put on a solid total.

Skipper Dodds said: "After severe selection issues again this week it was an encouraging, gritty performance to hang on for a draw against 3rd placed Chenies. We showed great fight to hold on and get as many points as we could, which might prove invaluable at the end of the season in our very tight relegation battle."

The captain was particularly impressed with the patient and determined lower-order resistance from Yousuf Aktar who batted out 20 overs to fight off defeat.

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