Cool hand Luke

PUBLISHED: 11:27 27 July 2006 | UPDATED: 10:34 06 May 2010

CODICOTE had a brilliant weekend winning both their games. Star on Saturday was 15-year-old Luke Richards who hit a magnificent 131 as Codicote stormed to 253-4 against Pirton. Tom Smith scored an unbeaten 53. Pirton were shot out for just 118 with Codico

CODICOTE had a brilliant weekend winning both their games.

Star on Saturday was 15-year-old Luke Richards who hit a magnificent 131 as Codicote stormed to 253-4 against Pirton. Tom Smith scored an unbeaten 53.

Pirton were shot out for just 118 with Codicote newcomer Andy Goldring taking 5-7 off just five overs.

On Sunday, Codicote beat St Josephs.

St Josephs batted first and were soon in trouble but still managed to reach 168 all out with Tom Smith taking 3-8 and B Hewett 3-15.

Codicote roared to victory on 172-1 with Carl Richard unbeaten on 71 and John Gillard not out on 66.

Graveley had to settle for a draw with Cricketers of Ickleford on Sunday in their Broadview Division Two clash although at the close only one run separated the two teams.

Cricketers amassed a very respectable 226 all out with Jon Hare smashing 89 that includes five sixes and 12 fours. Kevin Shinner added 44 and skipper Dave Allen a quick 28.

Graveley closed on 225-9 with Hare taking 3-8.

Holwell convincingly beat Baldock on Sunday.

Baldock managed just 124 all out with John Mansfield taking 4-23.

Julian Rudder (36) and Adam Parkins (34) gave Howell the perfect start and they cruised to victory on 127-5 with Adam Parkin taking 4-61.

Letchworth Corinthians were narrowly defeated by Eltisley by two wickets.

Corinthians made 195-8 with Richard Copley top scoring on 45 no and other good knocks came from Mike Hughes (40) and Jim Collins 38 no.

Openers Chris Clarke (35) and David Last (34) gave Eltisley a good start adding 74 for the first wicket.

The game swung in Corinthians' favour at 145-8 but Steve Brand smashed 38 not out to see his side home in the final over.

Henlow opener Michael Johnson scored an unbeaten ton as his side eased to another comfortable Beds League victory against Hexton.

Johnson carried his bat for 117no as Henlow racked up an impressive 298-3 at Hexton, while Andy Hicks (56) and Adrian Crawley (52no) provided the support. Hexton were bowled out for 158 in reply thanks to Paul Lewis (4-26), Kris Canagasabey (3-16) and Hicks (3-20).

The seconds were well beaten at home by Blunham as they could only manage 179 all out in reply to 296-7.

Henlow's Saturday cricket was washed out-the firsts were 41-1 at home to Luton Caribbeans and the seconds had their Caldecote counterparts 38-3.


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