Sam’s the man for Thame in cricket win

Sam Lachlan
Sam Lachlan

Thame Town Firsts won an entertaining friendly game against Tiddington Firsts at Church Meadow on Saturday.

Batting first, Thame scored 172 for 7 with youngster Dan Patey hitting 41, Sam Lachlan (pictured) 35 and Alister Thomas 24.

Robin Pykett took 4 for 56 for Tiddington.

Thame took early control when Tiddington batted, with seamers Sam Lachlan and Mangat Khan reducing Tiddington to 65 for 7.

Sam Hollingshead hit a powerful 64 to bring Tiddington close but they were eventually all out for 157.

Lachlan and Khan were Thame’s stand out performers as they took 4 for 26 and 3 for 28 respectively.

Elsewhere, an under-strength Thame Seconds struggled against Tiddington seconds who put on 260 for 8.

Thame only managed a measly 97 for 9.

Thame’s first league games on Saturday see the Firsts away at Horspath, with the Seconds home to Kimble.