Flecknell leads Bray to win

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A brilliant century from James Flecknell helped Eaton Bray cruise to victory over New Bradwell in Division 1.

After a top order collapse, Flecknell, coming in at five, hit 101 as Eaton Bray rescued their innings to post 211 all out.

But they needn’t have worried as New Bradwell suffered a collapse of their own, skittled for just 112.

In Division 2, Eggington Foresters were undone by some fine batting down the order for North Crawley 2nds as they lost by 58 runs.

Despite having the hosts 60-4, North Crawley rescued their innings by setting 264-6.

In response, wickets fell regularly, despite Suhail Ahmad’s 62 and Rizwan Khan’s 68 as Eggs were all out for 206.

James Bailey’s 69 for Milton Bryan(175) couldn’t help them to victory over Old Bradwell (178-4).

In Division 3, Ivinghoe & Pitstone (81) were crushed by Printers (189).

Eggington Foresters 2nds came up agonisingly short of a draw against Westcroft 2nds in Division 4.

Chasing 244-8, Eggington were bowled out on the penultimate ball for 131.

Wing with Wingrave (220-8) drew with Drayton Parslow (188-8), while Milton Bryan 2nds (97) were beaten by Whitchurch (98-1).

Great Brickhill 3rds (166) bowled brilliantly to beat North Crawley 3rds (70) in Division 5, while Eaton Bray 2nds (120-9) held on to draw with New Bradwell 2nds (180-9).

In Division 7, Leighton Buzzard 3rds secured a thumping victory against Wilden 2nds by 231 runs.

The home side won the toss and an opening stand of 127 set the pattern for the innings. Brad Gates( 59) was the first casualty and was soon followed by Matt Gurney (4) Ben Turley(16) and Callum Kidney(0).

However opening bat Alex Brown was in superb form. He batted throughout Leighton’s innings and ended on 136 not out which included 20 boundary fours and a six.

Jacob Turley (43 not out) was also in good form with 7 fours and a six as 68 runs were added from the last 6 overs. Town totalled 271-4 from their allotted 44 overs.

The visitors were then bowled out for just 40 runs, and half of those were the extras.

Elsewhere, Wing with Wingrave 2nds (76) lost to Aspley Guise 3rds (78-8).