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Bucks CCC v Cumberland CCC

The final three day Minor Counties Championship game begins tomorrow against Cumberland, 10:30 start at Tring Park. Bucks need to win to make the cut for the top division next season.

The weather forecast is good for all three days, so come along and see some good quality cricket at a lovely ground, all for free!


  • Close on day one. Bucks 42-1 (17) in reply to Cumberland's 360-8 (90). A disappointing day for Bucks, the bowlers never really put the batsmen under pressure. Winning from this position is highly unlikely.

  • Boy, is it ever! Thanks for the report, Steve.

  • Point taken @HCblue. Although Bucks don't have anyone like Sir Ben, they do have have some talented batsmen, capable of scoring quickly.

    There were some big totals posted today in the MCCA Championship, Cambs 456 all out at home to Herts, Berks 439-8 at home to Dorset.

    One positive today was a very good turnout, about 120 there, including many from Cumberland on a stayover trip.

  • I was rather agreeing with your own point about the likelihood of victory!

    But glad it was a good, well-attended day. Enjoy the rest of the game - I suppose if it's three days, that makes the chance of a comeback more likely.

  • The Bucks CCC flag was at half mast today, in honour of President Stuart York, who passed away last week aged 80, after suffering from cancer.

    He played for Bucks between 1971 and 1979, including hitting an unbeaten 73 in the Gillette Cup against Middlesex at Lord's. He was, of course, a stalwart of High Wycombe CC.

    Some will remember Stuart, and his wife Pat, being WWFC season ticket holders in the 1990s, in the then VP Club.

  • Close on day 2. Bucks 154-2 (56), 2 runs behind with 8 wickets in hand.

    Hope that Bucks would build a big score failed to materialise, once again batmen getting out in the 20s and 30s. They were all out after lunch for 204 of 68.5 overs, 156 runs short, so Cumberland enforced the follow on - unusual in this day and age of not wanting to bat last and tire out the bowlers.

    The second innings is going better, although the two out were again frustratingly in their 30s. However Dan Marles, the High Wycombe captain, is 78 not out and playing well. No Bucks batsman has made a century in the championship this summer, it would be remarkable if none did.

    Bucks do have a chance to make a game of this, score quickly and declare. It's not going that well in the two matches where they can overtake teams. There is no point batting out for a draw, that probably won't be enough, might as well be bold and go down fighting.

  • This sounds like it might be an entertaining last day. Enjoy, Steve.

  • Final day result, Cumberland won by 7 wickets.

    Earlier Bucks were bowled out for 269 (68.5), Marles out for 91, so no Bucks batsman made a century this summer, which sums up their problems this season. Cumberland made 114-3 (27.3) to win comfortably.

    The visitors were better batsmen and bowlers and seemed to want to win more.

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