Will Sneath’s on fire for Ampthill

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Ampthill Town CC enjoyed a superb weekend with six wins out of eight for their sides.

The fine run was started on Saturday as the firsts had an excellent success against Knebworth Park.

Ampthill were in trouble at 20-3 however a 138-run partnership between Jarryd Biviano (86) and James Kerr (67) led the fight back, as they reached 225 all out.

Will Sneath then took a tremendous 8-17 from 10 overs, dismissing Knebworth for just 35.

The Sunday firsts maintained top spot in Division One of the Bedfordshire County League this time chasing down Eggington Forrester’s 222 all out.

Biviano took 4-51, skipper Dan Bennett 3-28 and James Potter 2-31 for Town, while another century opening partnership got the response off to a good start.

Biviano fell for 60 and Jake Duxbury 36, but Liam Everitt 46 and an unbeaten 56 from Pat Brooke steered the side to a six wicket victory.

The Saturday IIs won back to back games defeating Hemel IIIs by three wickets.

Dan Denton’s 4-40 was the pick of the bowlers, while Robbie Thomas and Phil Clark took two apiece in Hemel’s 186 all out.

Gavin Howson (28), Tom Degnan (42) and an unbeaten 46 from Liam Everitt saw the side home with just under six overs remaining.

The Saturday IIIs beat Graveley by nine wickets as Neal Casley and Rob McLeod both took four scalps in the home side’s 85 all out, while Richard Smith was unbeaten on 42 as Ampthill cruised home.

The Saturday IVs hammered Henlow by eight wickets after restricting them 104-6, with two wickets each for Matt Houghton and Richard Blunt.

Lee Houghton (57) and Will Glenister (32no) then led their side home.

The Sunday IIs lost by one run to Luton Town & Indians IIIs as Richard Haxell and Jeremy Degnan made 22 each in their side’s 134-9.

Luton were then 112-9 before smashing three consecutive sixes to win the game. Joey Evans was the pick of the bowlers with 3-16.

Ampthill Sunday IIIs beat Horton House by two wickets after dismissing their opponents for 88, Nick Howson claiming 3-14, Devon Brooke and Pete McEvoy taking two wickets each.

Ben White top scored with 20 and Howson made 14 as the visitors just shaded it.

The Sunday development side lost their first league by two wickets at Queens Park Westfield development side.

Ampthill scored 116 all out, John Keeling hitting 33, however the hosts sneaked home, although Katie Roberts and Colin Ruddick took two wickets each.