Downs lost the toss and were put in to bat. Buckingham dismissed Skipper Wasim Mehmood second ball of the innings. Downs were going steady before Will Watts was given a debatable lbw decision. George dug in with a steady 30 before being caught out followed by a quick dismissal of Amin Rafiq. Momentum was with Buckingham but not for long. In true Downs fashion, the depth in batting begun to show with a great display of batting from James Lauder who scored 45 and a magnificent 70 from James Elwood. Tom Costly also added a quick fire 34. Downs finished on a mammoth 243 on a wicket that was not particularly batsmen friendly.
Second innings and Buckingham got off to a steady start with Costly struggling with bowling up the hill. However our first breakthrough coming from some tidy bowling from Nick Rivett begun the destruction of the Buckingham batting line up. This was supported by a fantastic spell of bowling from Harry who picked up 2 wickets.
Some helpful contributions with the ball from Waz, Jonny Meardon and Will Watts meant that Buckingham managed to hold out for the draw finishing on 117-8.
Oxford Downs proving by far the stronger side were unlucky not to get the win but continue to show all the right signs for a successful season.