Waresley off the mark with Premier victory

Biggleswade v Dunstable Town.
Biggleswade v Dunstable Town.

Waresley recorded their first win in the Beds Premier League on Sunday with a 90 run victory at Ampthill.

Batting first, Waresley racked up 297 runs in their allotted 45 overs. New signing Alex Scully made 88, Nick Kumpukkal 60, and their overseas Zac Ringrose 75 no.

Ampthill never really threatened, losing wickets on a regular basis with only Archer (62) and Riches (61) making any significant contributions. Pick of the Waresley bowlers were young Tom Baker (2-28) and Ashwin Reddy (3- 33).

A superb century for Southill Park from Prith Savaiya wasn’t enough to give his side victory over Blunham.

He scored 108 off 111 balls and shared a 173 run partnership with Phil Johnson (73) in Southill’s 253-7, Shabz Hussain bagging 3-35.

Hussain was handy with the bat too, scoring 54 while Kanchana Rodrigo made 61 as Blunham won in the last over with two balls to spare.

In Division One Biggleswade Town were edged out by Dunstable Town in the last over of the day at Fairfield.

Adam Lawrence scored 39 and Chris Waghorn 30 as the home side posted 179-8.

In reply James Gauge was the most successful bowler, taking 3-21 off nine overs, but Dunstable reached their target with five balls and three wickets to spare.

Ickwell travelled away to play Ickleford who were newly promoted from Division 2 and are probably on their way to the Premier Division.

Ickwell won the toss and batted and with the help of top scorer Harry Fallows (39), well supported by Andrew Taylor and Peter Sowerby, they got to 171 from 45 overs.

Ickleford got off to a good start with an opening stand of 53 and after the loss of three quick wickets a fourth wicket stand of 71 between Simon Wagstaff (37) and Jack Edwards (42) got them well on the way to victory. Ickleford went on to win by five wickets.

Langford proved just too strong for Luton Town & Indians and returned with a 110 run victory in the bag.

Batting first, Earl Lee made 82 and Paul Crouch was unbeaten on 50 as the side were all out for 76 - nine players made double figures.

Chris Gentle’s 3-15 helped his side knock Luton over for 166.