Bucks go down again to Herts
11 May 2021

The venue may have been different, but the result was exactly the same as Bucks went down by four wickets in their second 50-over friendly match against Hertfordshire at Amersham on Sunday.
Seven days after their, four-wicket last-over defeat by Herts at High Wycombe, Bucks were again on the wrong end of the result, this time with nearly 12 overs to spare.
On a fast bouncy pitch, Bucks struggled after winning the toss and slipped to 45-4, against some particularly fine swing bowling from Bill Jones, who took 2-15 from his ten overs.
The Bucks recovery was led by Harefield's Dan Ogden, who scored 62 of 76 balls with two sixes and five fours. Shelvin Gumbs added a breezy 30, while a late flourish from Cameron Parsons, with a run-a-ball 20, lifted Bucks to 192 all out from 47 overs.
This appeared to be at least 40 runs short of a challenging total. Herts were always ahead of the game thanks to a classy innings of 61 from 79 balls from skipper Reece Hussain, the nephew of former England captain Nasser Hussain.
A hostile spell of fast bowling down the hill from Cameron Parsons, who took 2-32 from ten overs, gave Bucks a brief hope, but Dominic Chatfield followed his century the previous week with a lively unbeaten 37 as Herts raced home with a flurry of fours and sixes against the Bucks spinners.
Bucks's next outing is a 50-over match against Oxfordshire for the Nurton-York Cup to be played at High Wycombe on Sunday, May 23.

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