Poor form continues and team to face Berks
17 Jun 2024

Bucks men's poor form in white ball cricket this season continued when they crashed to a 124-run defeat to Cornwall in their National Counties Trophy Group 3 match at Redruth on Sunday.

The third successive loss confirmed that Bucks will not play in the knock-out stages of the 50-overs competition and are likely to finish bottom of their group.

Once against the batting failed badly, despite Bucks bringing in Aadi Sharma for Michael Payne in an attempt to strengthen that department.

Cornwall, choosing to bat first, were indebted to an unbeaten 91 not out from Will MacVicar as they reached 245-9 from their 50 overs. Ed Bragg, with 3-55, was the leading wicket-taker, while Max Uttley and Cam Parsons bowled tidily.

This was a gettable target, but apart from Billy Mead's 33 from 51 balls, the Bucks batting completely collapsed.

They were 89-9 before a last-wicket stand of 32 between Parsons and Uttley took them to 121 all out in just 31.5 overs.

MacVicar followed up his fine innings with 3-29, while Ben Ellis (3-20) and Ellis White Ford (4-48) were Cornwall's other wicket-takers.



The Bucks team to face Berkshire in their final National Counties Trophy group game at Chesham on Sunday is:

T Hampton (Wokingham) capt,  A Woodland (High Wycombe),  C Hemp (High Wycombe), G Harvey (Eastcote), A Kervezee (Halesowen), R Richardson (Henley), E Bragg (Halesowen), H Ramanadanpulle    (Great Brickhill), C Haddow (High Wycombe), C Parsons (High Wycombe), M Uttley (High Wycombe), T Weymes (Tring Park).