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Beaconsfield: We're not in the title race
BEACONSFIELD CC insist they are not even contemplating promotion despite a crushing win over league-leaders Amersham last time out.
They dismantled their rival’s batting line up to win by 63 runs after being bowled out for only 147 themselves.
But strike bowler Jon Mahood isn’t revising targets upwards.
He said: “Winning the league is not on our agenda. We don’t think it’s an option unless Amersham and Finchampstead both slip up badly.
“For us it’s just a case of winning as many games as we can and developing as a team. We’ve come a long way and know we’re going in the right direction.
“We’re all local boys, we’ve got a lot of younger guys coming through and there is a great atmosphere at the club.”
Whether Saturday’s victory will turn out to be a landmark match for Beaconsfield remains to be seen, but bowling any side out for 84 takes some doing, let alone the league leaders.
Mahood said: “Amersham have a long batting line up and we managed to bowl them out for 84. As a team it was definitely our best bowling performance of the season. We all chipped in.”
Jeremy Suter’s 49 was the innings of the match, but their total of 147 was about 30 runs below where Beaconsfield wanted to be at halfway.
However, David Heavyside and James Rendell took three wickets each at the start and end of the innings, with Mahood and Tamoor Hussain accounting for four wickets in between.
Mahood said: “We know it’s always difficult to chase at Beaconsfield so you’re in the game if you get 150-plus.
“David got the ball rolling with three of their top five and we just kept taking wickets.
“But that was the third time this season that we’ve been bowled out in the 140s – that’s something we’ve got to deal with.”
Beaconsfield go to second-placed Finchampstead next weekend.
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