Draw doesn’t help Brickhill


Great Brickhill’s Jekyll and Hyde season continues, as rain saved them from defeat in their match against bottom club Twyford.

The home side looked in fine form with the bat as they set about setting a huge total for Brickhill to follow.

Doug Aris took 3-86 but Brickhill’s bowlers found it hard to find a good line and length as Twyford dispatched the bad balls to the boundary.

Twyford batted positively to make 212-7 off of 42 overs, having lost 11 due to rain. Further light rainfall continued leaving Brickhill 37 overs to chase the total but the Twyford bowlers started accurately and soon reduced Brickhill to 50-5 at which point batting for a losing draw was the only option left.

The stubborn lower order held firm as Brickhill gave up scoring, intent on holding out to the end, which they did with the score reading 85-5 from their 37 overs.

The result sees Great Brickhill slip back into the bottom two with tough games against Buckingham, Oxford 2nds and Banbury still to come.

Bletchley’s torrid season in Division Two is almost over after another defeat at the hands of Aston Rowant 2nds.

Bletchley were bowled out for just 57, and it took Aston Rowant (59-0) just eight overs to win by 10 wickets.

Wolverton are within touching distance of Division One despite a poor batting show against Abington Vale.

Bowled out for just 36, Wolves did the damage with the ball, skittling their opponents for 100 to pull off a dramatic victory.