Falkland Cricket Club fell to their biggest defeat of the season after their measly total of 75 saw them lose by nine wickets against Chesham on Saturday.
The Newbury-based side couldn’t get going with the bat, with only three of their 11 players getting into double figures.
It didn’t get off to a good start as James Bird was bowled with the very first ball he faced, spending just three minutes on the field.
His replacement Hamza Riazuddin hit two fours in the 15 balls he encountered, but didn’t do much else as he was sent packing for eight.
Danny Williams was then caught for one, putting Falkland on a paltry 15-3.
There were signs of improvement with Saranga Rajaguru and Sam Trumper scoring 28 and 14 respectively, as Falkland went past the half-century total.
But Falkland then suffered a spectacular collapse from 53-3 to 54-7, as Rajaguru and Trumper were both dismissed in quick succession, before being followed by Craig Williams (0) and Jason Williams (0).
Daminda Kolugala got a few more runs on the board as he ended 19 not out, but the remaining batsmen didn’t have much to offer..
Andy Townsend scored two, with no runs coming from wither Wilson Carlisle or Ollie Cox as Falkland ended the innings all out for 75.
And somehow it got even worse for Falkland, as Chesham reached 77-1 in just their seventh over.
Mark Eteen was the only casualty as he was dismissed by Cox for 15, but Matt Rance’s not out 22 and Luke Webb’s 27, together with 13 extras, was enough for Chesham to cruise past Falkland’s total.
Chesham’s innings lasted less than an hour, and saw them hit 14 fours but surprisingly no sixes.
The result sees Falkland drop to fifth in Division One of the Thames Valley Cricket League, while Chesham have gone top.
With just one match remaining this season Falkland are safe from relegation, but will be hoping to end on a brighter note when they take on title contenders Stoke Green at home on Saturday afternoon.