BURNHAM are still searching for a first away win in Division Two this season after a seven-wicket defeat at Buckingham Town on Saturday.

Buckingham won the toss and invited Burnham to bat first, the visitors making 200 runs all out off 52.2 overs.

Number four Karan Kumar top-scored with 62 from 92 balls for his first half-century of the summer, which included nine boundaries.

Nehman Nadeem made 36 and the pair put on 63 runs for the fifth wicket, after Omer Siddique added 25 while opening the batting.

Russell White was the best of the Buckingham bowlers with figures of 3-41 from 11 overs.

George Humphries took the wicket of Kumar plus Akhtar Shafiq for a second ball duck in his 3-50.

The home team reached 202-3 off 40.2 overs in response and for their eighth win in 11 matches this season, keeping them at the top of the table.

Opening batsman Leigh Tomlinson carried his bat through for an unbeaten 77 from 91 balls, which included 12 boundaries.

Steven Brunning made 60 from 111 balls and the pair put on 124 runs for the first wicket, before Ben Duckett added 37 batting at number three.

Muddassar Nawaz was the best of the Burnham bowlers with figures of 1-7 from three overs, while other wickets fell to Hamza Arif (1-24) and Antum Naqvi (1-51).

Burnham remain in eighth position in the league table despite the defeat and eight points above the two relegation spots.

Burnham return to The Memorial Ground for the visit of rivals and third-in-the-table Chesham this Saturday (11.30am start).

Burnham 2s have climbed to seventh place in Division 3B of the Thames Valley League after beating NPL by six runs.

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