Week commencing 23 May 2016

The last week of the half term saw wall to wall wins for our U14 and U15 teams in their matches against Harrow.  An excellent result!

The U17 ‘A’ team secured their place in the next round of the U17 national Cup with a close win of just 4 runs over Westminster School.  They now play Shenfield School in the next round. 

Over the first weekend of the break, the 1st XI enjoyed an excellent game of cricket played in the beautiful grounds of Tonbridge School. On the first morning the Tonbridge seamers bowled exceptionally well to make life very hard for the Bedford top order. Whilst the conditions were suited to bowling and Tonbridge bowled well, it wasn’t an 85 all out pitch. So with such a low score, Bedford needed to bowl equally as well to get back in to the game. However, the sun came out and the conditions changed to favour the batsman and in fairness to Tonbridge, they also batted very well despite several good spells of bowling by the Bedford attack. Tonbridge batted most of the 1st day and declared on 330 with half an hour of play remaining. We needed a really good start to get back into the game, however we lost two wickets at the end of the day to put us further in the mire.

Day 2 was another day and in order to save the game, Bedford needed to bat all day. The loss of Charlie Clarke within 5 overs of the day was not ideal but it was at this point Bedford began to fight back hard. Emilio Gay led from the front with a superb innings of 145 which saw him bat with great determination, skill and patience. Emilio was well supported by Ben Slawinski, Oli Hind (maiden 50 in the 1st XI), Shiv Jhala and Shaylen Tomlinson-Patel. With just 11 overs remaining in the day and 117 runs in front, Bedford lost their last wicket. So the chase was on for Tonbridge and again, they batted extremely well as they plundered the ball to all parts of the ground. Bedford kept chipping in with the odd wicket to slow down the run rate but with just 3 balls to spare, Tonbridge reached their target and secured a worth win. However, a big well done must go to Bedford for the spirit and fight we showed on the last day to make it such a memorable match. 

 

Thursday May 26th

Under 15A v Harrow
Bedford 180-7 (35 Overs) (H Gouldstone 49, S Kalyan 47)
Harrow 126 – 10 (A Rennie 4-19)
Bedford School won by 54 runs

 

Under 15 B v Harrow
Harrow 122 all out
Bedford 123-5 (Ward 43 not out, F Mallalieu 30)
Bedford won by 5 wickets

 

Under 15 C v Harrow
104 – 8 off 25 overs (Zaman 2-26, Herbert 2-21, Vivekanandan 2-11)
Bedford 105 – 10 (Zaman 28*. Herbert 22*)
Bedford won by 10 wickets

 

Under 14 A v Harrow
Harrow School 219/5 off 35 – Sabel 4/19
Bedford School 220/1 off 32 – Catt 93* Miller 67* (partnership 151)
Bedford won by 9 wickets

 

Under 14 B v Harrow
Harrow 116-9 (30 overs) (B Sporton 3-23)
Bedford School 119-3 (H Turner 45, L Inman 28, A King 24)
Bedford won by 7 wickets

 

Under 14 C v Harrow
Bedford 153 all out from 24.1 overs (Rao 28)
Harrow 82 all out from 20.1 overs (Wilson 3 – 17, Kirby 3 – 10)
Bedford won by 71 runs

 

Friday May 27th

Under 17 ‘A’ v Westminster School (U17 National Cup)
Bedford 132 – 6 off 20 overs (O Thrasher 27, O Hind 21)
Westminster 128 – 9 from 20 overs (A Hassan 5-20)
Bedford won by 4 runs

 

Saturday May 28th and Sunday May 29th

Bedford 1st XI v Tonbridge
Bedford 85 all out (E Gay 33)
Tonbridge 330-6 declared (S Jhala 3 – 79)
Bedford 361 all out ( E Gay 145, O Hind 54, B Slawinski 46, S Jhala 37)
Tonbridge 117-4
Bedford lost by 6 wkts

 

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