The 1st XI were at home to Cumnor CC needing victory and other results to go their way to win Division 1 of the Cherwell League. Cumnor, with also an outside chance of the title, elected to bat and with rain forecast, proceeded
to attack all of Brickhills bowlers with great effect motoring to 226-6 and declaring off just 27 overs. Hayden Symmonds finishing with 3-49. In reply Brickhills top order were up for the challenge reaching 98-1 off of just 12 overs
before the rain began and no further play was possible. Great Brickhill finished 2nd in the table and as winners, Aston Rowant IIs cannot be promoted, Brickhill are next in line for promotion to the Home Counties Premier League Division 2 for the
2017 season. A fantastic achievement and a huge well done to all the first XI players.
The 2nd XI were away to Shipton 2nd XI and the game was abandoned after the Shipton innings had completed on 222-8 declared off 40 overs, Lee Morgan & James Wagg each taking 3 wickets. The result leaves the 2nd XI in 4th spot in the table,
an excellent effort for their maiden season in division 3.
The 3rd XI were desperately unlucky to fall victim to the rain and miss out on promotion by finishing 3rd in the division. Having started the day in 2nd place and hopeful of promotion, their chance was ruined by the rain as 3rd placed Soulbury CC managed to complete & win their match before the weather arrived.
Brickhill managed only 32 overs of fielding with Thurleigh 2nd XI making 170-6 before the rain set in, skipper Glenn Burrows finishing with figures of 4-27. A big well done to all players for all the effort put in throughout the season.
A very well done to the U13 side who finished winners of division 1 north and runners up in the county championship final against Amersham CC played on sunday and a big thank you to the team manager David Cooney for all his hard work.
The 1st XI away to Twyford CC and the match was abandoned due to rain with Twyford 24-4. The previous weeks appeal was successful with Great Brickhill being awarded the 25 points for victory. Brickhill now
lay 2nd in the division after leaders Aston Rowant IIs managed to avoid the weather for a victory to leave Brickhill 14 points behind going into the last game against Cumnor at home next week. This is one of the
most important games in the clubs history so please feel free to come up and show support.
The 2nd XI were at home to Blewbury & Wallingford CC and won by 4 wickets. Fielding first, opening bowler Arjun Jhala bowled an excellent 17 over spell taking 5 for 56 as Blewbury were all out for 186 inside 46 overs. In reply, Lawrence
Armstrong continued his recent good form with the bat scoring an assured 92 to lay an excellent foundation to the chase, Brickhill then lost several quick wickets but Greg MacDonald hit 40 not out to see Brickhill home in 37 overs
with 4 wickets to spare. The 2s remain 4th in division 3.
The 3rd XI continued on the path to promotion with a crushing 177 run victory against Lidlington CC. Batting first, Patrick Prasad hit 107, well supported by Andrew Robson (33) as Brickhill posted 246-7 off of their 44 overs. In
reply seamer Kieran Burke was in fine form taking 5-8 as Lidlington were all out for 69 in 23 overs. The 3rd XI lay 2nd in the table with only one game left against league leaders Thurleigh CC next week.
The 4th XI were at home to Bletchley Town 3rd XI and lost by 155 runs. Fielding first, Anuj Sharma took 3-51 but Bletchley maintained a good scoring rate, reaching 220-8 off of 44 overs. In reply David Cooney top scored with 16
as Bletchleys bowlers proved too strong and Brickhill fell to 65 all out.
A congratulations to the 1st XI for securing next year in Division 1 of the Beds Sunday League after Lutonion 2nd XI conceded the fixture.
The 2nd XI fell victim to the weather after making 157 against Aspley Guise. Aspley reached 10-0 before the heavens opened and no further play was possible. Although relegated, the 2nd XI fixtures have seen many positive performances
throughout, especially from the under 14 & 15 youngsters which bodes very well for the future of the club!
Monday T20 - Tim Amies Memorial
The sun was out for the T20 memorial match held against Eversholt CC for Great Brickhills president Tim Amies, who sadly passed away earlier this year. A memorial bench was presented to Tims wife & family during the innings interval (pictured above). Eversholt CC
batted first and started off in aggressive fashion but Ed Marshall helped pegged back the innings, taking 3 wickets as Eversholt reached 170 off of their 20 overs. In reply, opener Marcus Critchley made 65* and was well supported by Hayden Symmonds (60)
and Graeme Carter (34) as the score was chased 7 wickets down with 3 balls to spare. A big thank you to Eversholt CC and all involved with the day.
Great Brickhill Cricket Club would like to thank all sponsors for their generous support.