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Thatcham Town made it three wins from five following an 18 run win over Bagshot.

Bagshot won the toss and put Thatcham in to bat.

Openers Michael Klichowicz and Jamie Young made a solid start, putting on 44 for the first wicket.

Michael Klichowicz
Michael Klichowicz

Peter Spriggs, in at three, hit a magnificent unbeaten 100 and Ben Denton-Powell, in at five, finished on 56 not out.

That fourth wicket stand of 130 meant Thatcham finished on an impressive 236/3 from their 45 overs.

Opening bowler Mike Green took an early wicket to leave Bagshot 10/1 with lots of work to do.

Bagshot battled back but Thatcham were able to take wickets at regular intervals, restricting the batting side to 134/7 and then dismissing them for 218, 18 runs short of Thatcham's total.

Mike Green took the first and last wickets of the innings to finish with figures of 2/40.

Chris Bird took four wickets for 31 runs and Steven Bartholomew finished with 2/37.

Jamie Young
Jamie Young

Elsewhere, Thatcham Town 2nd lost to Cove 2nd by seven wickets.

Thatcham won the toss and elected to bat but endured a difficult start, slipping to 48/4.

Stephen Bird made 25 and Eddie Wyle added 21 as Thatcham's middle order battled hard.

A ninth wicket stand of 39 between Paul Hemming (29 not out) and Ollie Thorne (15 not out) helped Thatcham post 160/8 from their 45 overs.

That total was always going to be difficult to defend, and it looked even harder when Cove's openers put on 95 for the first wicket.

Despite two wickets from Matthew Cox and one from Nicholas Mackay, Cove surpassed Thatcham's total inside 30 overs with seven wickets remaining.

Thatcham 3rd fell to a disappointing defeat against Bracknell 2nd.

Thatcham looked in a commanding position at the end of the first innings - their bowlers skittled Bracknell for 120.

It could've been even better for Thatcham - two of Bracknell's batsmen made 83 of their runs.

Sam Dillaway (3/4) and Perry Moore (3/3) finished with sensational figures.

However, Thatcham's batters collapsed to 80 all-out and a 40 run defeat.



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