Tring hot on the heels of table-toppers

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TRING Park increased the pressure on league-leaders High Wycombe with an important win on Saturday.

Tring became the first team to beat their high-flying opponents this season, closing the gap at the top of the Home Counties Premier League.

After winning the toss, Tring put Wycombe into bat, and the table-toppers struggled from the off.

Simon Stanway led the attack for Tring, finishing with figures of 3-104 as Wycombe were restricted to 256-7.

In reply, Tring lost an early wicket, but Peter Handscomb (91) and Keith Dutch (70) produced another century partnership to turn the game in Tring’s favour.

Michael Payne then continued his run of good form with fine half-century as Wycombe’s unbeaten league record was shattered in emphatic style.

Meanwhile, the second team produced a 50-run win over Wooburn Narkovians.

Tring batted and were in trouble at 75-6, however the lower order of Toby Wastling (32), Chris Curry (30 n/o) and Pete Horton (46n/o) helped the side to a total of 210-8.

Greg Proudfoot (5-66) then struck with the ball as Tring cantered to the win.

Elsewhere, Tring III recorded a draw with Hayes, while the fourth XI team beat Ivinghoe and Pitstone by six wickets.

On Sunday, Tring lost by four wickets to Abbots Langley.