Bedfordshire U14s claim first victory

Bedfordshire U14s claimed their first win of the season with a 47-run victory at Herefordshire in ECB U14 County Cup - Group 2 on June 30.

Thursday, 18th July 2013, 2:30 pm

Put into bat at Wormelow CC, Beds captain Avi Patel (48) and Matthew Taylor (21) put on 81 for the first wicket before both were out in quick succession.

The Herefordshire spin attack then used the dry conditions to good effect by running through Beds’ middle order to leave them struggling on 117 for 8 after 31 overs.

However, Mehul Godhania (29), supported by Ed Johnson (13) and Hasib Homyoon (12no), helped Beds grab back the initiative at they posted 164.

The hosts started slowly and were pegged back to 28-2 thanks to tight opening bowling spells from Homyoon and Johnson, who took two wickets with Shaylen Tomlinson Patel running 20 yards to take a high catch from over his shoulder for one.

Herefordshire then rallied to move to 87, before the spin of Tomlinson-Patel (2-32) and Oliver Hind (4-26) ripped into the Herefordshire batting.

Johnson returned to take the final two wickets to end with impressive figures of 4-21 as Herefordshire were all out for 117 in 32 overs.

Bedfordshire: Avi Patel, Matthew Taylor, Samee Mohammed, Shaylen Tomlinson-Patel, Oliver Hind, Connor Marshall, Edward Else, Ed Johnson, Mehul Godhania, Lewis Bridger, Hasib Homyoon.