Leigh leads the way in big Tring victory

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LEIGH Tomlinson was on top form for Tring as they secured a six-wicket win at Falkland to keep up the pressure on table-toppers Wycombe.

Falkland batted first and made slow progress as a disciplined Tring attack made life difficult for the batsmen.

Jack Deal took 3-25, and good support from George Harper (2-82) meant Falkland closed on 210-9.

Tring’s reply began well with Pete Handscomb scoring a fast half century, however the loss of two quick wickets gave Falkland hope.

Tomlinson, though, put together a fine innings and with support from Rory Wood (34), finally went for 58.

Jack Deal then hit a rapid 30 not out to see Tring home with nine balls remaining.

Meanwhile, Tring’s second XI saw off Harefield to secure their third straight league victory.

After a quick start, Harefield slipped to 151 all out, thanks mainly to the bowling of Toby Wastling (4-40) and Greg Proudfoot (4-26)

In reply, an opening stand of 90 from Matt Bowyer and James Hawkes put Tring in command, and the side cruised to victory.

Hawkes finished on 36, while Bowyer hit an unbeaten 72.

The thirds, meanwhile, recorded a draw with Chalfont St Peter. Sam Masters was the pick of the Tring players – the 15-year-old hitting an unbeaten 74.

Tring’s Sunday side also won, seeing off Gerrards Cross in the quarter-finals of the Bucks Cup.