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Sat06/09/1413:00Oxford DownsA
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Sat06/09/1413:00East OxfordH
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Sat13/09/1413:00BletchleyH
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Sun14/09/1414:00CublingtonH
 
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Saturday
First XI Cherwell League Div 1
Second XI Cherwell League Div 4
Third XI Four Counties Div 5
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First XI NVC competition
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Development XI Beds Development League
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News

First XI Win & More Sunday Success!Mon 1st Sept

The 1st XI moved up to 4th in Cherwell Division 1 with a win after a dominant display at home to Wolverton. Batting first, Brickhill lost 2 wickets in the first over before Doug Aris joined Graeme Carter to rebuild the innings with counter attacking cricket, putting on 170 before Carter was eventually bowled for 99. Aris continued his work but he was also bowled short of his ton for 97 as Brickhill posted a competitive 253-8 off 53 overs on a green wicket. In reply, all Brickhill bowlers showed excellent control as Wolverton's batsmen lost regular wickets whilst trying to keep up with the run rate, Pete Hastings (3-19) & Julian Blackwell (3-33) were the main contributors as Wolverton were bowled out for just 95 in 35 overs. With 1 game remaining, Brickhill will be looking at the possibility of finishing 2nd or 3rd playing against Oxford Downs.

The 2nd XI dropped into 9th position in division 4 after a 5 wicket loss away to a strong Witney Mills side. Asked to bat, Brickhill made a solid start with Patrick Prasad not looking troubled until he was bowled for 27. A combination of good bowling, bad running & poor shot selection, only John Cook (30) and Ahad Khan (21) showed resistence as Brickhill were bowled out for 119 off 50 overs. In reply, Witney Mills showed aggression but 2 early wickets from Lee Morgan improved the outlook before Dan Swindells (64*) took the game to Brickhill and showed that the total was not enough as the score was chased down for the loss of 5 wickets in 28 overs. It is still all to play for on the final weekend as a win for Brickhill next week against East Oxford would see them safe from relegation.

The 3rd XI lost away to New Bradwell 2nd XI by 16 runs. Gary Phillips took 3-30 but a decent top order partnership allowed Bradwell to post 174-7 off 44 overs. In reply, Bradwell removed the top 5 batsmen all for single figures before Harry Kearns (26) & Sam Brightwell (62*) helped stage a fightback before Brightwell ran out of partners as they were bowled out for 158.

A big congratulations to the Beds Sunday Development XI (pictured) as they defeated Bedford Queens Park by 4 wickets in the north vs south division final to become Sunday development champions. Queens Park batted first but spinners Ahad & Ali Khan both took 3 wickets each as they were bowled out for 129. In reply Brickhill got off to a very bad start, losing 3 wickets for 7 runs before George Butler (47*) was supported by Harry Kearns (37) to guide the team to a 4 wicket win.



Prasad leads Positive Weekend for GBCCWed 27th Aug

The 1st XI moved up to 7th in Cherwell Division 1 with a high scoring winning draw at home against table rivals Twyford CC. Batting first, Pat Prasad batted magnificiently for his maiden 1st XI saturday hundred and was very well supported by Archie Hammond (60*), Graeme Carter (58) & Doug Aris (45) as Brickhill racked up 312-4 declared off 48 overs. In reply, Twyford made the Brickhill bowlers also toil as wickets were hard to come by and the game was in the balance until recent signing Arjun Jhala (4-59) & Julian Blackwell (3-56) eventually restricted Twyford to 295-9 to finish with 18 points.

The 2nd XI recorded their second win in a row away to Chearsley CC. Bowling first, Brickhill took 2 quick wickets before Chearsley started to rebuild and take advantage of some inconsistent bowling and left wickets in hand which allowed for some late order hitting with Chearsley ending up with 210-6 off 53 overs. In reply, John Cook (73) batted sensibly to see off the new ball and was well supported by George Butler (28) but both wickets fell quickly and it was left to Arran Aris (59*) off just 43 balls to see the side home for a much needed 3 wicket victory and 25 points.

The 3rd XI had a dramatic tie against Elstow 2nd XI. Bowling first, Sam Brightwell (3-43) and Ed Marshall (2-17) were the pick of the bowlers as middle order resistance allowed Elstow to post 210-7 off 44 overs. In reply, Harry Kearns (56) Sam Dove (38) and Sam Brightwell (31) batted well but GBCC couldn't manage the final run as they were all out for 210, leaving the game a tie. The 3rd XI lost away to New Bradwell 2nd XI by 16 runs. Gary Phillips took 3-30 but a decent top order partnership allowed Bradwell to post 174-7 off 44 overs. In reply, Bradwell removed the top 5 batsmen all for single figures before Harry Kearns (26) & Sam Brightwell (62*) helped stage a fightback before Brightwell ran out of partners as they were bowled out for 158.

A big congratulations to the Beds Sunday League XI as due to Harold CC conceding the last league game, they were crowned division 4 champions with an unbeaten season with Patrick Prasad the outstanding contributor with 900 runs at an average of 113.


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