Great & Little Tew slumped to a 78-run defeat under the Duckworth/Lewis Method in their Serious Cricket Home Counties Premier League Division 2 opener at home to Chesham on Saturday.

After winning the toss and electing to bowl, Tew restricted Chesham to 146-9 from 41 overs, with the innings truncated by rain.

Tew were then handed a target of 140, but crashed to 62 all out.

The hosts had earlier reduced Chesham to 21-5, with Matt Woods (4-30) producing a terrific opening burst.

But Jason Rance (32) and skipper Oliver Turner (31) dug in, before Matthew Rance and Jack Maciver gave their innings late impetus.

However, Tew then capitulated in spectacular style, with Jordan Garrett the only player to reach double figures as Matthew Rance (4-7) and Mark Eteen (3-14) did the damage.

Great Tew 5pts, Chesham 20

Anupam Sanklecha laid down an early marker for Shipton-under-Wychwood with the only wicket to fall before their game at Falkland was abandoned.

The Indian all-rounder bowled David Bloor for ten as the hosts struggled to 19-1 off 9.1 overs after being put in to bat, before heavy rain meant there was no further play.

On Saturday, Shipton host local rivals Tew.

Falkland 6pts, Shipton 6