Local Derby ends in a draw
By Chearsley CC
JV Hits unbeaten 142
Thame Town 2 Chearsley
Relgation-threatened Chearsley travelled to near neighbours Thame 2s who are riding high in Division 5, and finished up much the better of a drawn game.
Skipper James Veness lost the toss and the villagers were inserted. They made a slow start though Veness and fellow opener Andy Crichton put on 48 for the wicket the latter was not at his best. Mark Claridge joined his skipper with the score at 66 for 2 and these two added 103 before Claridge fell for 57.
By this time Veness was nearing his hundred- his first for the league first team, which he obtained in another 100 stand with Sam Warren who made a Saturday best of 41 not out including two sixes. These two added 104, before Veness declared on 273 for 4 after 52 overs, finishing on 142 not out including 18 fours.
Chris Penny was Town's best bowler with2 for 40, and Ian Mcstay took 2 for 77.
The hosts made a bad start losing two wickets for 22 to George Miller(2 for 39) and the only stand of substance was 60 between opener Richard Carr who made 77 and 16 year old Christian Warwick who made a very mature 62. The visitors chipped away and used seven bowlers in an attempt to force a win but Town finisged on 201 for 7 in their 48 overs. Special mention should go to Mark Claridge who though wicketless bowled seven overs only conceding three runs.