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Saturday 1st XI (League)
Sat04/07/1513:00TiddingtonH
Saturday 2nd XI (League)
Sat04/07/1513:00Tiddington IIA
Saturday 3rd XI (League)
Sat04/07/1513:30WinslowH
Beds Sunday 1st XI (League)
Sun05/07/1514:00CliftonA
Beds Sunday 2nd XI (League)
Sun05/07/1514:00Eversholt IIH
U12 (League)
Mon06/07/1518:00Stony Stratford GirlsH
Other Fixtures (Friendly)
Thu09/07/1514:30Chase Farmers vs WestburyH
Saturday 1st XI (League)
Sat11/07/1513:00Leighton BuzzardH
Saturday 2nd XI (League)
Sat11/07/1513:00Leighton Buzzard IIA
Saturday 3rd XI (League)
Sat11/07/1513:30New BradwellA
 
Senior Teams
Saturday
First XI Cherwell League Div 1
Second XI Cherwell League Div 4
Third XI Four Counties Div 5
Playing at Pages Park, Leighton Buzzard.
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Sunday
First XI NVC competition
Beds Sunday 1st XI Beds Sunday League Div 2
Beds Sunday 2nd XI Beds Sunday League Div 5
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Under 19
Under 13
Under 12
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News

First XI Keep Pressure On
Mon 29th June

Saturday

The first XI moved back into 2nd place & kept pressure on league leaders Thame with a comfortable 6 wicket win away to Twyford. Bowling first, Brickhill contained Twyford from scoring freely as wickets were difficult to come by. Humphries, Jhala, Khan, Armstrong & Iqbal each picked up a wicket and all bowled with good control but wickets in hand allowed the Twyford lower order to press on towards the end of the innings as they posted 247-6 off 53 overs. In reply, Patrick Prasad was lost early on due to an injury but Mark Nelson took centre stage crashing 110 from 75 balls for his maiden hundred for Great Brickhill. He well supported by Graeme Carter (51). Both players then fell in quick succession, followed shortly after by Hammond & Aris to leave Jhala (19*) & De Beer (21*) to see the side home inside 40 overs.

The second XI lost their first match of the season at home to Brackley. Fielding first, Brickhill were able to contain Brackley on a good batting wicket early on but Brackley were patient but wickets were falling steadily but after several missed chances, number 8 batsmen Joshua Markham hit 92 off 46 balls to leave Brackley with a good total of 283-8 off 53 overs. Brickhill in reply lost their first 3 wickets for 7 runs before Arran Aris and Greg MacDonald started to rebuild. Arran Aris hit a counter attacking 63 before being caught and when Greg MacDonald was out for 80, the total proved to much as Brickhill were all out for 208. Brickhill remain in 2nd position in division 4.

The third XI were away to Stewkley CC and won by 2 wickets to remain top of division 5. Bowling first, Brickhill restricted Stewkley to 190-6 off 44 overs. Gary Phillips and James Wagg each taking 2 wickets. In reply, Adam Boad top scored with 63 and was supported by Glenn Burrows (29) & Jack Woodhouse (22) as they reached the target 8 wickets down.

The sunday league game was cancelled due to weather.

GBCC Boost Facilities
Thursday 25th June

Great Brickhill CC boost facilities through ECB Scheme supported by Waitrose.

Great Brickhill Cricket Club has successfully been awarded a grant to enhance its facilities approved by the Bucks Cricket Board. The financial boost will enable the club to have the greatest chance possible of having weekend cricket played when the weather is damp with the new rain sheeting.

The funding forms part of the England and Wales Cricket Trust (EWCT) Small Grant Scheme, supported by Waitrose, which creates a sustainable future for affiliated cricket clubs through vital improvement of their facilities. Waitrose, the England Team sponsor, supported the Scheme by pledging 100 for every four or six scored across the entire home international summer in 2014. The Waitrose donation, alongside investment from Sport England and the England and Wales Cricket Trust, has allowed more local communities to benefit from refurbishments to kitchens and social areas, the purchase of covers, supporting ECBs Get the Game on campaign, and environmental sustainability in cricket clubs. Quote from Steve Martin, cricket director at Great Brickhill: We are really delighted to receive this grant to upgrade our facilities. Its provided valuable support for what would have been an expensive project and helps provide a long term investment to benefit the local community here.

Mike Gatting, ECB Cricket Partnership Ambassador, said: Were passionate about creating a sustainable future for cricket clubs and their communities across England and Wales. Small grants to clubs like Great Brickhill make a huge difference to their long term future.

Please click here to view the certificate.

Further Rain Stops Progress
Tuesday 23rd June

Saturday

Both the Saturday 1st and 2nd XI teams were unable to complete their matches due to rain despite being in strong positions after fielding first with the 1s restricting Thame to 164-8 and the 2s bowling Witney Mills out for 148. Other results went against the teams as the 1st XI slipped to 3rd in div 1 and the 2nd XI were pushed into 2nd place in div 4.

The 3rd XI had better luck as they beat Elstow CC by 10 wickets chasing 120. Adam Boad taking 4-22 supported by Austin John with 3-16. Chris Jones (51*) & Adam Boad (43*) saw Brickhill home to remain top of the division.

Sunday

The Beds Sunday first XI were away to Caldecote CC. Batting first, Iqbal John hit an excellent 106* on a difficult wicket but Brickhill could only manage 182-6 off 40 overs. In reply, despite a good start from Brickhill's bowlers, Caldecote were able to start playing their shots as they reached the 5 wickets down in 39.1 overs.

The Beds Sunday second XI were at home to Eggington Forresters IIs and lost by 37 runs. Asif Khan was the pick of Brickhill bowlers taking 3-36 as Eggington made 252-9 off 40 overs. In reply Adam Goldberg top scored with 43 but Brickhill could only make 215 all out.

Rain & NVC Sunday Cup Loss
Tuesday 16th June

Saturday

All 3 saturday games were called this weekend off due to the rain without a ball being bowled.

Sunday

The Sunday first XI were at home to Dinton CC in the regional final of the Nation Village Cup competition. Batting first, Brickhill made a good start with Patrick Prasad (29) scoring quickly. Indifferent batting from the home side then led to several wickets falling cheaply to leave Brickhill reeling at 73-6. Arjun Jhala (35) & Greg MacDonald (25) set about building a recovering partnership before late aggressive hitting from George Humphries (49*) allowed Brickhill to finish on 185-9 off 40 overs. In reply, Humphries made an early breakthrough but several catching chances were missed which allowed the Dinton batsmen to settle and build partnerships and with Brickhill struggling for consistency on a good batting wicket, Dinton were able to reach the target comfortably for the loss of 4 wickets off 30 overs.

The Beds Sunday League first XI were at home at Bletchley against Blunham CC second XI. Despite 4-38 from Archie Hammond and 1-20 off 9 overs from Drew Burrows, a late counter attack of batting saw Blunham post 184-7 off 40 overs. In reply, Brickhill's top order all made starts but none went on to make the contribution necessary for a successful chase, a late charge from Jilesh Pattni (32), Rob Hiles (31) & Drew Burrows (22*) wasn't enough as they fell 13 runs short of the total.



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