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Winning draw against league leadersMon 20th July
The 1st XI ended their run of defeats with a hard earned winning draw away to league leaders Buckingham Town. Batting first, GBCC lost Baker early which left Anton De Beer and Graeme Carter put on 68 before De Beer was bowled for 43. Carter and Doug Aris continued to bat sensibly before Aris was caught for 33. Carter remained defiant but was eventually caught towards the end of the innings for 91 when unselfishly trying to push the score on. GBCC finished on 227-8 off 53 overs. In reply, several Buckingham batsmen made decent starts but none were able to anchor the innings as regular wickets fell to spinners Archie Hammond (3-61) & Doug Aris (4-60) as Buckingham finished on 208-9 leaving GBCC in 5th place in the table with 18 points.

The 2nd XI lost at home to Blewbury and Wallingford by 7 wickets. Asked to bat, Patrick Prasad continued his excellent form with 111 and was well supported by Tristan Hardy (33*) and Tom Turner (20) as 231-7 was posted off 51 overs. In reply, Kieron Burke (3-54) was the only bowler to cause the opposition trouble as James Barrett (127*) and Ian Harris (50*) saw the visitors home with 7 wickets to spare.

The 3rd XI beat division 5 leaders Westcroft CC by 5 wickets. James Wagg took 3 wickets as Westcroft were bowled out for just 106. Andy Robson then lead the way with some powerful hitting as the total was reached for the loss of 5 wickets in 26 overs. The beds sunday XI game was eventually abandoned but not before Patrick Prasad had hit a fine 157*.

First XI defeated to leave division closeMon 13th July
The 1st XI suffered their second successive league defeat by 4 wickets at the hands of Cumnor. After electing to bat, Brickhill's batsmen struggled to make starts with only Anton De Beer (40) and Julian Blackwell (21*) making the only significant contributions as young Max Mannering (4-15) bowled an excellent spell of off-spin to help reduce the home side to 124 all out in 34 overs. In reply, the GBCC bowlers applied good early pressure through Lee Morgan and Julian Blackwell taking 2 wickets each, helped by an outstanding one handed diving catch by George Butler, to leave Cumnor struggling at 48-4 but on a decent wicket with plenty of overs left, Cumnor batted patiently to reach 125-6 off 41 overs, only 40 points now separate 2nd and bottom place in division 1 so all is to play for in the second half of the season.

The 2nd XI played out a losing draw away to Bledlow Ridge. GBCC were asked to field and Bledlow made a good start on a decent wicket, the introduction of Drew Burrows saw 2 quick wickets fall before a partnership of 150 left Bledlow in a strong position but Ahad Khan (2-69) & Greg MacDonald (2-35) only conceded 40 runs between them in the last 10 overs to help limit Bledlow to 242-7 off 53 overs. In reply, GBCC lost 3 early wickets before John Cook & Ahad Khan began to rebuild the innings but with only 47 overs to bat, the run rate was always a tough ask and when Cook was out for 39, Khan remained resolute to finish on 85* and Brickhill on 181-6 off 47 overs. The 3rd XI had a winning draw against Eaton Bray 2nd XI declaring on 236-6 and limiting Eaton Bray to 158-8 in reply. Both sunday fixtures were called off.

First XI suffer first league lossMon 7th July
The 1st XI suffered their first league defeat at home to Oxford Downs by 4 wickets. In a rain affected match, GBCC elected to bat and Michael Baker continued his excellent season with a composed 97 and was well supported by Doug Aris (58) as GBCC posted a very respectable 209-5 off 40 overs. In reply, GBCC struggled to find consistent areas when bowling and missed a few important chances as Downs batted assertively before Wes Bartlett (81) really began to score freely with some impressive power hitting to all but see them home. Downs finishing on 215-6 off 31.4 overs.

The 2nd XI were away to East Oxford and lost by 1 wicket. In a reduced overs match, GBCC elected to bat but struggled against a disciplined bowling attack and slow outfield and were bowled out for 80 in 38 overs. With batting conditions improving, Lee Morgan (6-39) & Drew Burrows (3-19) stuck to their task brilliantly but ultimately the below par score wasn't defendable as East Oxford got home with 1 wicket to spare. The 3rd XI were rained off.

Sunday Cricket saw the Sunday league XI defeat Leighton Buzzard CC by 54 runs. GBCC posted 263-7 off 40 overs, A DeBeer (88*), A Harwood (53), P Prasad (52). In reply, Gary Phillips took 5 wickets to leave Leighton short on 209 all out. The development XI defeated Leighton Buzzard development XI by 2 runs.

Home Covers Help SecondsMon 30th June
The 1st XI were away but called off due to weather against Wolverton CC and drop to 4th place in division 1 as all other games were played. The 2nd XI made full use of the newly purchased roll-on covers to enable them to play out a winning draw against Witney Mills. Batting first, Chris Jones (54) and Simon Chapman (47) batted positively to help post 194-7 off 40 overs. With only 20 overs to reply, Witney Mills went for the unlikely win, hitting early boundarys but Drew Burrows (4-37) ensured new batsmen were regularly brought to the crease to stem the flow of runs, eventually leaving them on 155-8 off 20 overs.

Better weather on the sunday saw the Beds Sunday League XI remain top of the division after beating Blunham CC by 158 runs. Batting first, Brickhill posted 318-2 off 40 overs with Patrick Prasad taking his sunday average above 100 with an excellent 168* with strong contributions from Adam Harwood (63) and Adam Boad (60). Arjun Jhala (1-12 off 6) and Archie Hammond (1-17 off 6 on debut) bowled economically before Drew Burrows (3-27) took further wickets leading to Blunham all out for 160.

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