Four Counties: North Crawley lose the lead

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Four Counties Division 1 champions North Crawley relinquished their lead at the top of the table after their match with bottom side Eggington Foresters was cancelled, while Elstow took over at the top with a win over Eaton Bray.

Olney’s Stuart Keeping took 5-21 against Milton Keynes City as they were bowled out for 65. Olney (68-4) took the six wicket victory in 18 overs to go third, above New City, whose match with Biddenham was cancelled.

Milton Keynes disappointed with the bat against Thurleigh as they lost by four wickets. Bowled out for just 107, Nimesh Chavda’s 3-33 wasn’t enough to hold up the visitors (108-6).

Bromham (159) remain top of Division 2 after seeing off North Crawley 2nds (130)by 29 runs. Rajah Thangartnam took 4-42 for North Crawley.

Early pace setters Aspley Guise slip to third after being bowled out for just 86 against Stoke Hammond (87-8) but it came down to the final two wickets.

Joel Langley took 5-21 for New Bradwell (115-1), while Alan Quelch hit an unbeaten 75 as they cruised past Milton Bryan (114) by nine wickets.

Old Bradwell remain bottom though after Newport Pagnell’s Daniel Broad took 4-19 to reduce the visitors to 84 all out. Paul Braddy’s 43 led the way for Newport (88-2) to take the eight wicket win.

Westcroft are second in Division 3 after some sensational batting saw them past Studham by five wickets.

Chasing 195-6 after a brilliant 71 from Chris Thorne, Westcroft’s Javediqbal Naeem hit 66, while Harry Singh added 52 not out as Westcroft (198-5) romped home in 35 overs.

Ivinghoe & Pitstone’s Darren Badrick was the thorn in the side for Open University as they lost by five wickets. Badrick took 3-23 as OU scored 153-9, before hitting an unbeaten 71 to lead Ivinghoe (154-5) home.

Printers (217-8) made light work of Tring Park 4ths (59), winning by 158 runs.

In Division 4, leaders New City 2nds had their match with Wing with Wingrave cancelled, as did Drayton Parslow and Olney Town 2nds. Shenley Church End (100-1) were nine wicket winners over Milton Bryan 2nds (97), and MK 2nds (141) lost by 19 runs to Wilden (160-7).

In Division 5, North Crawley 3rds (38) lost to Edlesborough (41-3), Westcroft 2nds (111-6) beat St Andrews (107), Great Brickhill 3rds (152-6) beat Thurleigh 2nds (148) and New Bradwell 2nds (41) lost to Whitchurch (123).

Stony 4ths (141) lost to Wing with Wingrave 2nds (169) in Division 6, while in Division 7, Aspley Guise 2nds (77-9) beat Wolverton 3rds (76).