The Old Bedfordians enjoyed an excellent 66 run win over Old Merchant Taylors in the second round of the Cricketer Cup on Sunday 30th June.
On what looked an excellent batting day, the Old Bedfordians batted first and, despite 53 for Shiv Patel and 30 for Christian Davis, they posted a below-par looking 190 all out. That was looking increasingly the case as the OMTs reached 43/1 in the first ten overs and were well placed before the spin duo of Vicram Sohal and Shiv Patel changed the game.
Sohal bowled excellently to take 1/12 in seven overs but it was Patel’s spell of 4/12 in ten overs that did the majority of the damage. Paddy McDuell then followed the lead taking 3/20 to finish the innings and leave OMTs well short all out for 124.
The OBs now face a trip to Charterhouse in the next round on 14th July.
Team: Tim Graham (08-13), Vicram Sohal (07-13), Shiv Patel (04-15), Ed Wharton (07-12), Paddy McDuell (04-15), Jack Morecroft (07-12), Adam Abbott (04-12), George Wood (83-94), Will Aitkenhead (04-09), Christian Davies (00-11), James Kettleborough (00-11)