Aylesbury see off local rivals to set up title decider

Phil Thuriarajah hit a crucial 83 for Aylesbury Town
Phil Thuriarajah hit a crucial 83 for Aylesbury Town

Aylesbury Town travel to Challoners in what could be a title deciding game this weekend after victory over local rivals Wendover on Saturday.

Aylesbury travelled to local rivals Wendover seconds looking to take another step closer to securing promotion from Division Two of the Mid Bucks League.

Aylesbury won the toss and chose to bat first. Openers Graham Tennant (37) and Philip Thurairrajah (83) put on a good opening partnership of 80 for the first wicket before Jonathon Seabrook came on to take two wickets in quick succession.

This brought Sachin Patel to the wicket who set about the opposition with gusto hitting a quickfire 36. Following his dismissal Jameel Khan came to wicket to carry on the hitting despite being dropped early Jameel carried on taking on the fielders and clearing the boundary for a hard hitting 29. As Aylesbury looked to increase the run rate wickets fell including Thurairrajah for a superb 83 as Akeel came in at the end for a quickfire 15 not out showing that the ground was only just big enough. Aylesbury reached 248 in their 40 overs.

In Wendover’s reply Farooq Mohammed destroyed the top order taking 4-15 as they struggled to cope supported by Akeel Khan 1-20. There was a lull before brothers Muhib ir Rehman 1-18 and Bilall ur Rehman 4-15 wrapped things up for Aylesbury as they bowled out Wendover for 98 to win by 150 runs. Meanwhile, Town’s second XI had a free week.