Flying Blunham win Hospital Cup

Blunham claimed back-to-back Hospital Cups with an eight-wicket win over Ickwell at Ickwell Green.

The Great Central Cup is to be contested on Friday night
The Great Central Cup is to be contested on Friday night

It saw Blunham add the trophy to the East Beds Shield - and they currently lead the Beds County League Premier Division.

In the final the hosts made a good start as openers Milin Ghandi and Jordan Cleghorn put on 58 in seven overs.

The introduction of Goldsmith changed the game. His tight off-spin strangulated Ickwell . He finished with 3-16 from his four overs and Michael Pickard finished the innings with a hat-trick.

Ickwell stumbled to a below-par 104-9 and Blunham’s opening pair of Kanchana Rodrigo and Darryl Hendricks rammed home their advantage with a partnership of 76 from the first nine overs.

And, although two late wickets were lost, Blunham romped home.