Thame sneak a close victory for first season win

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Thame picked up their first win of the season after a close fought game with Buckingham.

Thame won the toss and on a wet pitch didn’t make great use of the conditions as Buckingham reached 80 for 3.

However fantastic spells from two of Thame’s most experienced players Sam Lachlan (4-46) and skipper Mike Higgs (5-26) destroyed Buckingham’s middle order as they bowled out their opponents for 121.

In reply Thame had 63 overs but a bad start put the pressure on their middle and lower order.

However they kept slowly edging towards the total and Lachlan’s 24 and George Patey’s patience kept their hopes alive with Thame 80 for 8.

With just three overs left and five runs needed Patey and McStay held their nerve to show true determination and help Thame scrape over the line.

It was just the reward a gritty display from Thame deserved.

Thame’s Second XI did not fare as well going down by a comprehensive six wicket defeat to Oxford Thirds.

Only Will Hawthorne made a notable score off the bat as he got 30 runs out of Thame’s 111.

Olly Sutcliffe tried his best to stem Oxford’s supreme batting display but could only manage three wickets.

The Thirds had an easy day as they claimed a walkover when opponents Wallingford couldn’t raise a side.