MK keeping up the pressure

Old Bradwell's Greg Poulter. Pic: Mark Rider.
Old Bradwell's Greg Poulter. Pic: Mark Rider.

Milton Keynes picked up a four wicket victory against strugglers New Bradwell in Division 1 to stay third in the table.

Four wickets from Daniel Ramsell and three from Daniel Brady saw the visitors limit New Bradwell to 142 all out.

New City 2nds fielded a young side against Leighton Buzzard 3rds. Pic: Jane Russell

New City 2nds fielded a young side against Leighton Buzzard 3rds. Pic: Jane Russell

And despite losing both openers to single figures, MK had plenty of wickets in hand to reach 143-6 inside 25 overs.

The result sees MK keep the pressure up on leaders North Crawley and Thurleigh.

Crawley made light work of Elstow to remain top. Three wickets apiece for Dean Bryce, Richard Brye and Colin Bonnett held Elstow to 181-9.

Matt Goss was in the runs again with 128 as Crawley (185-4) eased to victory in 24 overs.

MK City stay in the bottom two after drawing with Biddenham.

Chasing down a big total of 238, City were running light on wickets towards the end, but held on to post 201-8.

Buckland & Aston Clinton are firmly bottom after New City picked up victory over them.

Rajiv Kapur’s fifer reduced the visitors to 135, though despite a middle order wobble, New City (137-7) made it home with three wickets to spare.

Aspley Guise (150-8) continued their great early run of form by beating Olney Town (82) to stay top of Division 2.

North Crawley 2nds (198-9) remain hot on their heels though, beating Newport Pagnell (164) by 34 runs.

Cranfield University (210-8) couldn’t take the decisive wicket to beat Milton Bryan (147-9), but Old Bradwell (150-3)made light work of Bromham (149-9), with Greg Poulter, pictured above, hitting 45.

Leaders Printers were gifted the points in Division 3 as Tring 4ths conceded. Wescroft (153) stay second with an 18 run win over Studham (135), while Open University (165-9) won against Caddington (164-8) in the midtable battle.

In Division 4, Westcroft 2nds (124-2) cruised to victory over Drayton Parslow (122) to stay top.

New City 2nds (160-5)are second after beating Eggington Foresters 2nds (156), MK 2nds (175-4) beat Whitchurch (172) and Olney Town 2nds (149-9) left it late to beat Wing with Wingrave (139).

In Division 5, Great Brickhill 3rds (168-5) continue to lead the way despite losing their first game of the season to Edlesborough (169-4).

North Crawley 3rds (107) lost to Eaton Bray 2nds (109-3), New Bradwell 2nds (42-2) hammered poor St Andrews 39) as Ben Riches took a sensational 5-4.

And in a similar thrashing, MK City 2nds (67-2) thumped Winslow (64).

It’s tight at the bottom of Division 6, and Old Bradwell 2nds (130) are right in there after losing to Lidlington (131-3) by seven wickets.

Newport Pagnell 2nds though are fighting at the right end after being given the points against Buckland & Aston Clinton, who conceded.

New City 3rds’ (77) young team pictured,were shown no mercy against undefeated Division 7 league leaders Leighton Buzzard 3rds (206-5).

Printers 2nds (115-5) found scoring hard against Wilden 2nds (158-5- and had to settle for a draw. Bletchley Town 3rds though had to concede to Ivinghoe & Pitstone 2nds.