Dove’s ton sets up record total

Jonny Dove sprints through for another run on his way to a hundred
Jonny Dove sprints through for another run on his way to a hundred

Bedford demolished Ampthill Town IIs during their Beds County League Division Three clash at The Bury on Sunday.

Batting first, the 1st XI set a new 40-over record since the club reformed in 2006 by racking up 340-4.

Jonny Dove scored a maiden BCC century with 109, backed up superbly by Ben Woodcock (77) and captain Dom Mawdsley (61).

Ampthill never looked close to chasing it, as Ajay Paul took 3-22 to dismiss Town for 119 and secure a 221-run win.

The IIs were too strong for Ampthill IIIs in Division Six, winning by 11 runs.

BCC posted 200 batting first, with Ramkumar Jayaraman anchoring the innings with 75 on a slow, low pitch at Marston.

Naveen Chandra (4-10) was the main contributor to the wickets column as Ampthill were bowled out for just 89.

On Sunday, there were some dazzling performances on show, with the U10 Lions beating Eversholt by 44 runs, while the U10 Tigers defeated Leighton Buzzard.

The Leopards and Panthers lost out however, losing to Biddenham and Biggleswade respectively.

The U12 Development side gained a narrow victory at Harrold winning by 11 runs as they put pressure on Elstow at the top, decreasing their lead to 19 points with a precious game in hand.