Ton-up Bevin boosts the Buckby innings

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AN UNDEFEATED century knock from Sam Bevin (103 n.o.) helped Long Buckby Firsts to a winning draw against Stony Stratford Seconds.

Stratford’s Ian West hit 44 in reply.

Buckby’s Gary Reeve returned bowling figures of three-49 and Stratford’s Paul Brown six-32.

In the same division, East Haddon Firsts beat Thrapston Firsts by one wicket – thanks to a superb undefeated century innings from Stephan Joubert (102 n.o.).

Craig Burger (33), Mike Hale (26) and Nick Whorton (23) also gave good accounts.

In reply, Thrapston’s Adrian Mayes got 49, Paul Spicker (49), James Pamplin (32) and Les Thurbon (30 n.o.).

West Haddon Firsts beat Heyford Firsts by seven wickets in a low-scoring Division Three match on Saturday.

James Baldwin (26) was best batting for Heyford while in reply Haddon’s Carl Nyman (25) put in a good showing at the crease and returned bowling figures of six-18.

In Division Five, Wellingborough Indians Seconds beat Badby Firsts by 23 runs.

Best batting for Badby were Ben Jones (36 n.o.), John Street (25) and Stuart Bonthuys (11).

Jones also returned bowling figures of five-36 and Bonthuys (three-22).

Kislingbury beat Yelvertoft by two wickets in their Division Six encounter.

Toft scored 95 all out in 38.4 overs after reaching 47 for the first wicket.

For Kislingbury, Andy Devonshire bowled seven overs and took four wickets for 19 runs.

Kislingbury also made a good start, reaching 50 before losing their first wicket. Fine bowling by Paul Brown (13 overs three for 25) and Will Mortimore (12 overs four for 26) plus some excellent fielding, nearly turned the match for Toft.

But Kislingbury held on and won by two wickets.

For Kislingbury, Jonathan Elder scored a patient 51 runs.

Yelvertoft have now completed their league programme for this season.

Bugbrooke Firsts suffered a 121-run defeat at the hands of Carrib United Firsts in Division Seven.

In the same division, St Michaels 74 (Bugbrooke) Firsts beat East Haddon Seconds by five wickets in a low-scoring encounter.