Thurstance’s century makes it three out of three

Bedfordshire's Charlie Thurston is bowled

Bedfordshire's Charlie Thurston is bowled

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A century from George Thurstance saw Bedfordshire make it three wins from three in the MCCA Unicorns KO Trophy Group 4 as they beat Wiltshire by 38 runs at Dunstable Town CC on Sunday.

The hosts chose to bat, as they fell to 43-2 once openers Ben Howgego (25) and Luke Thomas (13) were out.

Bedfordshire pile on the runs against Wiltshire

Bedfordshire pile on the runs against Wiltshire

However, Thurstance then put on 82 with Charlie Thurston (32), before adding another 83 with captain Andy Reynoldson as he was eventually dismissed for 101 from just 107 balls.

Reynoldson went on to take the attack to the Wiltshire bowlers, making 61 from 67 deliveries as Beds finished on 275-5 from their 50 overs.

Wiltshire lost wickets early on, slumping to 28-4 as Dean Bryce (3-42) did the majority of the damage.

The visitors middle order dug in, adding 102 for the fifth wicket, through Michael Coles (59) and Michael Bates (46), before both fell to Reynoldson in quick succession

The home skipper went on to finish with 4-52, while Thurstance claimed 1-70 as former England spinner Monty Panesar was the only wicket-less bowler, as Wiltshire ended up on 237-9.

Beds visit Herts this weekend.