The First Team played host to Buckingham Town last weekend. On a welcome hot day, the visitors won the toss and elected to bat first. Buckingham had an early setback as Tom Weymes clean bowled Steven Brunning in the second over of the innings.
A long 12-over spell from veteran Simon Stanway which saw him concede only eight runs with Buckingham opener Leigh Tomlinson took 48 deliveries to get off the mark.
Frequent wickets throughout the innings kept Buckingham in check. Going into the last 10 overs of their innings the visitors had two wickets in hand with the First Team looking to bowl them out within the allotted overs. Our visitors had other ideas as they scored 60 in the last 10 overs to post a total of 240. Andy Harris was the pick of our bowlers for 3-36.
It was let to Grinham and Sanjoy Bassi to see out the last 27 overs and a draw as the First Team ended 189-5. Grinham played an excellent innings to finish unbeaten on 65 and he was well supported by Bassi who finished on 26.
Buckingham Town CC - 1st XI won the toss and elected to bat