Tuesday, 05 September 2017

The 2017 season has finished with Henley crowned Div 1 champions, having led the division for the last 13 weeks.  Second placed Oxford were 58 points behind.

The crunch match at the bottom between Great & Little Tew and Horspath ended with a 10 wicket win for Horspath, meaning that Great & Little Tew joined Burnham in relegation to Div 2. 

Lloyd Sabin's 99 against Oxford took him to the top of the Div 1 batting with a total of 847 runs.  Tom Nugent's four wickets against Slough kept him at the top of the bowlers, finishing with 40 wickets.

In Div 2 the crunch game was Thame Town vs Aston Rowant, with Thame Town needing to win to ensure promotion.  Thame Town won by 19 runs but Aston Rowant gained enough bonus points to finish as champions with Thame Town promoted in second place.

Great Brickhill ended the season with their first win in HCPCL but they were relegated along with Reading. Dinton won Cherwell 1 and Wokingham won Thames Valley 1 and so both clubs are set to rejoin HCPCL - Wokingham after 8 seasons out, Dinton after only 2.

Gamindu Kanishka of Thame Town was top of Div 2 batting with 752 runs and Anupam Sanklecha's 63 wickets were comfortably the best of the bowling.

Toby Davidson, the Tring Park scorer, has now scored 233 matches in the HCPCL, leaving him one behind all time record holder Ian Thompson.

John Reed has now achieved the highest number of matches (231) umpired in the HCPCL as well as passing 200 Div 1 games (210 at end of season).  Don Brooks passed 200 matches as an HCPCL umpire, reaching a total of 210 at the end of the season.

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