Tring hit by big Benning knock

28/5/2011'Tring Park CC versus Wooburn Narkovians. Tring Park fielding.'Paul Orton.

28/5/2011'Tring Park CC versus Wooburn Narkovians. Tring Park fielding.'Paul Orton.

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A CENTURY from ex-Surrey and Leicestershire batsman James Benning was the crucial difference between High Wycombe and Tring Park on Saturday as Wycombe ran out comfortable winners.

Luke Cherry made early inroads for Tring with three wickets but then Benning and David Cranfield-Thompson (88) got to work with a 149 run stand for the fourth wicket, before Benning departed for 129.

Wycombe pushed on towards a big total and, despite Cherry ending with 4-102, they totalled 316-5.

In reply, Tring lost early wickets with Leigh Tomlinson, Keith Dutch and Michael Payne all departing, leaving the visitors 68-3.

It was the departure of Australian Peter Handscomb for 47 just before tea, however, that proved pivotal.

After the interval there was some spirited resistance from Robin Pritchard (35) and Jack Deal (32), but despite this Wycombe wrapped up victory with seven balls remaining.

Tring’s second team, however, enjoyed another comprehensive victory, beating Wooburn Narkovians by eight wickets.

Paul Horton was the mainstay of Tring’s bowling effort, taking 6-82 in a marathon spell as the Narks managed 146-9 from their 52 overs.

Will Smith led the way for Tring with the bat with an unbeaten 69.

Tring Park III, meanwhile, also triumphed, by four wickets against Hayes.

Sam Sherman (5-35) and Henry Kirchner (4-27) reduced Hayes from 136-1 to 169 all out.

In reply James Hawkes made 47, Chris Fletcher 43 and Kirchner an unbeaten 40.

The fourth team, though, went down by four wickets to Ivinghoe & Pitstone.