CRICKET: Shipton can't cash in on brilliant start

Shipton-under-Wychwood’s George Seacole helped reduce Amersham to 3-6, but they failed to build on it as they lost by 26 runs

Shipton-under-Wychwood’s George Seacole helped reduce Amersham to 3-6, but they failed to build on it as they lost by 26 runs

First published in Sport

Shipton-under-Wychwood failed to build on a tremendous first few overs as they lost by 26 runs at home to Amersham in the Serious Cricket Home Counties Premier League.

The result means the hosts are now propping up the Division 2 table having failed to win a game.

After choosing to bat, the visitors got off to a poor start as Shipton’s seamers turned the screw.

Early wickets for Anupam Sanklecha, who finished with 3-29, and George Seacole saw Amersham slump to 6-3.

This soon became 44-5 before a fifth-wicket partnership of 90 between Andrew Viney (56) and Paul Langley (45) helped the visitors amass 198-9 from their 50 overs.

Shipton struggled in reply with no batsman making 30 as they were dismissed for 172 with 14 balls left to cash in on the efforts of their bowlers.

Shipton 7pts, Amersham 20

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