Ickwell do double over champions Langford

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Caldecote v Flitwick II PNL-150827-093427002

Division One champions Langford were edged out in a tight rain-affected game against Ickwell on Sunday.

Langford have enjoyed an amazing season and put in some great performances to seal the title with time to spare. but Ickwell are the only side to have beaten them - and they have now managed it home and away.

Ickwell skipper Danny Denton won the toss and put Langford into to bat on a day when rain was forecast. It duly arrived in the 18th over when Langford were 81-2 and on the restart the game was reduced to one of 35 overs.

Adam Parkins (101 not out) played the outstanding innings for the home side as they got to a good score of 219-4.

Opener Ben Welch went very early on in the Ickwell reply but Ross Fensome and Harry Jerome (43) restored the situation with a second wicket stand of 57.

Milin Gandhi (62) came in at number four and proceeded to play his best innings of the season. He was well supported in third and fourth wicket stands with Ross Cunningham (31) and Harry Fallows. Milin regularly found the gaps in the field and his innings included 13 fours with his 50 coming off 54 balls. When he was eventually out lbw to Chris Gentle the score was 187-4 and Ickwell required just under six an over from the last six overs.

The match became a lot tenser after Gentle (3 -34) took another couple of wickets in what his next and last over.

Then followed some sensible batting from Daniel Denton and Ben Faulkner which got Ickwell home to a fine win with just two balls to spare.

Rain played a part in Biggleswade’s game too as they won by 70 runs against Luton Town and Indians.

Batting first Biggleswade made 176--7 in their 30 overs. Skipper Conor Smith was top scorer with 88 but was given good support by Adam Lawrence with 24.

The Luton reply was soon in trouble as they lost wickets in each of Adam Dagless’s first two overs.

Under 16 County player Al Mahmud Hasan held the Luton innings together with a well made 45 but wickets fell at regular intervals at the other end.

Dagless finished with 3-22, Chris Walford 3-33, George Boyd 2-24 and Tom Boyd 1-4 as Luton were shot out for 106.

In the Premier Division Southill Park edged out Waresley in a close encounter. Park were all out for 171, Joe Colebrook taking 4-34, but Waresley were then bowled out for 153, Chris Watt bagging 3-27.

Ickwell seconds hosted Sandy in Division Three. Ickwell seconds chose to bat and had made a good start before rain led to the match being abandoned. Andrew Simpkins continued his good form with another 50 and he passed 500 runs for the season.