All three league teams won with some impressive personal performances from certain individuals.
For the First team, Ed Wharton led the charge against Letchworth with 86 not out chasing down 165. Earlier 3 wickets each fell to Tom Greaves and Zac McGuigan.
At Reed, the Seconds defended 213 and beat Watford by 23 runs. Runs came from Stuart Smith, 44, James Sandford, 47, and skipper, Karl Ward, 40 not out.
Mitchell Cooper had taken three wickets in Watford’s innings supported by the Martin brothers, Marcus and Rupert, claiming 2 each.
It was Twin Tons at the Freman Oval when Mike Robertson, 108, and George Garrott, 106 not out, made short work of reaching the winning target of 311 after Bentley Heath had posted an impressive 310 for 9. Julien Fynn took 4 for 37 in their innings. A marvelously high-scoring run chase.
William Archer, William McIntosh, Sam Osborne and Charlie Walters were all in the wickets when the Under 13s played Coton, but unfortunately their 139 was too high a target. Walters and Eden Scott each reached 30 but had to retire and the others didn’t get going, closing on 97.
When I know details of the other Colts’ matches played recently I shall post them on this website.
Village Cup Victory! After an interval caused by rain, Sean Tidey and Rich Wharton had no trouble scoring at more than 7.5 runs per over until Sean departed for a fantastic 147. Richard continued to an undefeated 108 whilst short cameos of 20+ came from Rob Lankester and Jack Tidey. Reed’s innings ended at 313 for 3. Toby Fynn, 3 for 17, and Tom Greaves, 4 for 11, blew away the Sharnbrook and Bromham top order and they could not recover. Sean Tidey took a wicket and Stuart Smith took 2 to see the visitors all out for 55. Reed will host Preston, (who beat Northchurch by 106 runs), in the Beds & Herts Regional Final on 9th June.
Over the border, near neighbours Foxton scored 240 against Hethersett & Tas Valley who managed only 141 in reply in the Cambs & Norfolk Group.
Expect Match Reports to follow shortly.