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First XI Continue Table Climb in Div 1Mon 27th July
The 1st XI continued their positive run of form and moved up to 4th in division 1 with a dominant winning draw at home to Oxford IIs. Batting first, GBCC were without top run scorers Baker & De Beer but Patrick Prasad (68) with Graeme Carter (36) got Brickhill off to a solid platform before Doug Aris & George Morris continued the good early work with sensible batting and with wickets in hand began an assault on Oxfords bowlers with both batsmen finding boundaries with ease as Morris was eventually out for 83 & Aris 75 as Brickhill posted an imposing 307-7 off 53 overs. In reply, Oxford lost early wickets as opener Pete Hasting (3-30) bowled with good control as the visitors struggled to keep up with the required rate. In only his second 1st team game, 16 year old spinner Ahad Khan bowled superbly to take 4-29 but Oxford held on for the draw finishing on 168-9. Brickhill move up to 4th in division 1.

The 2nd XI continued to struggle with a 105 run defeat to Leighton Buzzard IIs. Electing to field, early wayward bowling allowed the home side to get off to a quick start before Kieron Burke (2-61) removed both openers. Drew Burrows (3-43) continued his consistent form but a hard fought middle order partnership frustrated Brickhill until debutant Hamid Miah (4-37) broke the partnership and bowled out the tail to leave a target of 224. In reply, Brickhill struggled losing regular wickets as only Tristan Hardy (38) & Marcus Critchley (17) offered resistance as they were all out for 119 and slipped to 9th in the table.

The 3rd XI title rivals St. Andrews by 8 wickets. Glenn Burrows, James Aldrige & Harry Kearns each took 3 wickets as St. Andrews were restricted to 162 all out. In reply Andrew Hardwood hit 92* to anchor the innings as Brickhill reached 162-2 off 38.5 overs).

The Beds Sunday League XI defeated Sandy by 4 wickets at home. Sandy batted first and posted 211-8 off 40 overs with James Wagg taking 3-26. In reply, Brickhill were rocking at 76-5 before George Morris smashed 113* off 74 balls and lead the side to a 4 wicket victory.

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.

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Calzone Night!
Another chance to order a freshly made to order Calzone pizza at GBCC on friday 1st August hand cooked by 1st team captain Graeme Carter. Charity donations from Brickstock will also be presented on the evening.
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