T20 match reports against Beds
8 May 2023

Bucks completed their National Counties T20 campaign by sharing the honours with Bedfordshire in their double-header against Bedfordshire at High Wycombe on Sunday.
By winning one and losing one, Bucks finished bottom of Group 4, just behind Oxfordshire on nett run rate, in the weather-ravaged competition.
The day started so well for Bucks, after being put in to bat on a green pitch in the first game. They were given a magnificent start as AJ Woodland and Alexei Kervezee put on 127 for the first wicket in just 15.1 overs.
Woodland, playing on his own club ground, scored the first 22 runs in the innings, making 64 off 51 balls with three pulled sixes and six fours. Kervezee, the former Worcestershire all-rounder, scored 67 from 44 balls with three sixes and seven fours.
A final flourish by Ross Richardson, who hit two sixes, helped Bucks reach an impressive 178-5 from their 20 overs. Bedfordshire were never in the hunt against a brilliant all-round bowling and fielding display and were restricted to 115-9, giving Bucks a handsome 63-run victory. Scorecard Match 1
In the second game Bucks chose to bat first and were given another good start as Woodland and Kervezee this time put on 69 for the first wicket in eight overs. Despite a brilliant 80 from Kervezee, who hit five sixes and five fours in his 80-ball stay, Bucks could not accelerate and finished on 147-4 from their 20 overs.
Spurred on by Amrit Basra's 50 from just 25 balls, Beds won by five wickets on 149-5 with 16 balls to spare. Scorecard match 2
Bucks now look forward to their National Counties Trophy 50-over campaign, which starts against Wiltshire at Marlborough College on Monday May 29.

Photos of the Bedfordshire matches to follow