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Bucks v Cumbria (3 day match) at Chesham

This coming Sunday (July 24th) Bucks play host to Cumbria in an important National Counties (formerly Minor Counties) Eastern Division 2 match. Bucks are looking to build a lead at the top of the table following their emphatic 10 wicket victory over Hertfordshire at Bishops Stortford just over a week ago.

The match is of 2 innings each & play is from 11am to 7pm each day. 110 overs are bowled in the day and the team batting first has to build a score in 90 overs. Food & drink is available & it’s free entry but match programmes will be on sale. The ground is adjacent to Chesham United & has a regular bus service to High Wycombe as well as being just a 10 minute walk from Chesham tube station.

It’s a lovely ground so if you fancy some good, competitive cricket without having to travel miles this coming Sunday, Monday & Tuesday at Chesham Cricket Club might just be the thing!


  • If anyone is interested there’s a pre-season friendly match between Chesham United & Hemel Hempstead Town (kick-off 7.30pm) after the conclusion of the Bucks v Cumbria game. The football ground is adjacent to the cricket ground.

  • Close of play on day 1, Bucks won the toss and elected to bat, making 237 all out off 74.5 overs. A J Woodland scored 121.

    In reply Cumbria are 149-7 off 43 overs, with Cameron Parsons taking 5-43 off 11 overs. Cumbria's current partnership have steadied things and put on 56 runs.

    I was unable to make it there today, will be there for the next two days.

  • Latest: Cumbria all out 308, a lead of 71. Bucks 28-1 in their second innings.

  • Close on day 2, in their second innings Bucks are 223-6 off 82 overs, 152 runs ahead.

    Cumbria were bowled out for 308 in their first innings, after being 93-7 at one point. A superb eighth wicket partnership of 164 between Sam Dutton and Finlay Richardson, a record for Cumbria, put the visitors in control. Dutton scored 167 and Richardson 76. Cameron Parsons was the pick of the bowlers with 5-70 off 20 overs.

    In Bucks's second innings, Teddie Casterton and Alexei Kervezee both made fifties, and the match is finely poised, any result is possible going into the final day. Bucks will want 220 or more to defend, the wicket still looks pretty flat.

    It has been interesting second day for the 80 or so spectators, there were more there yesterday, a very good turnout at Chesham, as usual. A new tea bar is now open, a bacon roll and hot drink for £4.50. The final day could have an exciting finish in store, do come down if you can!

  • edited July 2022

    Lunch on day three, Bucks all out for 351 off 120.5 overs.

    A very good seventh wicket partnership of 73, between Ross Richardson, who made 62, and Conner Haddow, who was left on 55 not out, helped Bucks to a lead of 280. Cumbria slow left arm bowler Matthew Siddall finished with match figures of 16 wickets for 208 runs, off 81 overs.

    There are about 63 overs left in the day, still any result possible.

  • Tea, Cumbria are 96-6, Ed Bragg has four wickets and a brilliant run out. About 30 overs left.

  • @Steve_Peart

    Drawn match or a win for Bucks?

  • Sorry, had to leave just before the end for another appointment.

    Bucks won by 74 runs after bowling out Cumbria for 206. Ed Bragg took 5-59. Bucks take 22 points out of 24. A very entertaining match which ebbed and flowed.

  • Excellent match & deservedly won by Bucks. The Cumbria players & their supporters were a credit to their county. Bucks’ next opponents will be Northumberland at Jesmond on August 14/15/16th then a final game v Cambridgeshire at Tring Park on August 21st/22nd/23rd.

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