Rahul the rock in Bedford win

Bedford's Rahul Sheemar
Bedford's Rahul Sheemar

Bedford CC won a thrilling Bedfordshire Invitation League Division One clash against Langford by just 10 runs on Saturday.

Batting first, Rahul Sheemar anchored the innings with 82 in a total of 246, while Ajay Paul (32) and Arjun Manku (28) scored important late runs in their side’s 246.

It was Ajay Paul who pulled BCC over the line as well with a late spell of 3-21, securing the win, with Langford out for 236.

On Sunday, the firsts stumbled to a four wicket defeat at Blunham IIs in their Bedfordshire County League Division Three meeting.

Maninder Singh scored 53 and Jason George 32 in a total of 185 for BCC, as Blunham’s chase was in the balance until some late hitting took them to 189-6 .

It was much more comfortable at The Bury as the IIs posted a considerable total of 291-6 against Stevenage IIs in Division Six

Scores of 54 apiece from Syed Bukhari and Shaun Summers were the highlights of the innings, before a blistering 38 not out from Craig Summers.

Rare wickets for Tom Carr (3-4) and 2-18 from debutant Ed Blythman did the majority of the damage in the Stevenage chase as they could only make 112, falling 179 runs short.

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Blunham posted 128 off their 20 overs, while Joshua Stewart scored a retired 30 as his side fell just short.

The U10 Tigers enjoyed a thrilling one-run victory against Eversholt, with the U10 Lions beating Flitwick A by seven runs, although the Leopards fell to a 112-run defeat against a very strong Biggleswade.

The U14 County side narrowly lost out to Ampthill by three runs.

Ampthill batted first, posting 134-4 with Thomas Constant taking 2-12, as Simeon Gay retired on 52, with Constant scoring an unbeaten 48 but an Ampthill hat-trick helped them to a tense victory.

The U16 County side beat Southill Park as Gus Miller and Jason George both blitzed their way to centuries in a huge BCC total of 297-4 off 20 overs, with Park out for 70, losing by 127 runs.