Ickleford open their league account

Ickleford won for the first time in the Broadview Windows North Herts League this season. A win looked unlikely when Breachwood Green amassed 208-7 with Pallav making a fortuitous 108. Duncan Jenner was the most successful bowler with 3-37. Jenner (28) an

Ickleford won for the first time in the Broadview Windows North Herts League this season.

A win looked unlikely when Breachwood Green amassed 208-7 with Pallav making a fortuitous 108. Duncan Jenner was the most successful bowler with 3-37.

Jenner (28) and Sam Giggle (26) made the perfect start and achieved the required run rate. Then Kevin Shinner was joined by Richard Peareth and they added 94 for the third wicket.

Peareth hit the ball hard and made 67 while Shinner played the sheet anchor role and made 35no.

Scott Crouch provided a perfect cameo of 33no as Ickleford won by six wickets.

Datchworth continued their success in the league against all odds after deciding to bat.

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John Wells and Tom Bennett batted well on a challenging wicket to take the visitors to 60-2.

The next eight wickets fell in nine overs, with just 43 runs added to the score. Only Will Nash (12no) looked comfortable as he ran out of partners at 103 all out.

Rosslyn were 60-2 and then 96-5 and looked hot favourites to win with 10 overs to spare.

But the next five wickets fell for just two runs as Datchworth romped to victory. Reece Pybus finished with 3-13 as he sliced through the tail.

Baldock lost by 89 runs to Offley and Stopsley.

Offley raced to 247-2 in 40 overs as the depleted bowling was found wanting. Only Ben Diplock had any real control, taking 1-26 from eight overs.

Baldock reached 46-1 off 10 overs but then fell away as wickets tumbled. They totalled 158 all out with Rob Peacock scoring 32 and Simon Goodlad 29no.

Letchworth GC suffered their first defeat in Division Two at Codicote.

Batting first, Letchworth reached 187-7 with Chris Hughes making 81, skipper Michael Turner 36 and James Goodwin-Davies 28no.

But it was never enough as Codicote reached their target with two overs to spare and losing only three wickets.

* Henlow skipper Krish Canagasabey led by example as his side collected their first win in Division One since the opening day of the Beds League season.

Canagasabey claimed 5-25 in his 10 overs as hosts Ampthill seconds were restricted to 168-9 in their 46 overs.

He then scored 51, with solid support from Merrick Baltruschat (37) and Wayne Goldsmith (47no), as Henlow reached their target with seven wickets intact and nearly 15 overs to spare.

The seconds threw away a golden chance of victory against their Sharnbrook counterparts.

Good knocks from Jordan Cleghorn (61) and Luke Peters (34) saw Henlow in a commanding position at 130-1 after 20 overs. But the middle order folded and Henlow were 171-8 before eventually posting 215-8.

Dick Ownsworth (4-37) did his best to stop the Sharnbrook run chase but despite two wickets apiece late on from Peters and Stuart Goldsmith, Henlow went down by two wickets in the 43rd over.

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