Bucks and Beds thwarted by British weather in Championship clash

Shelvin Gumbs scored a brilliant century for Bucks this week but they had to settle for a draw in their weather-disrupted Unicorns Counties Championship match against Bedfordshire at Luton.

Thursday, 23rd June 2016, 10:10 am
Updated Thursday, 23rd June 2016, 11:13 am

Heavy rain, which completely washed out play on day two and curtailed action on the other two days, meant that both teams had to try and contrive a result by forfeiting an innings, without success.

Beds, who chose to bat first, declared at their first day total of 241-4 and then forfeited their second innings, after Bucks had forfeited their first innings.

This left Bucks a target of 242 in 61 overs for victory, and they made a poor start, slipping to 18-3.

But Gumbs restored the visitors’ innings with exactly 100, sharing a fourth-wicket stand of 144 with Dan Hampton.

Bucks lost further cheap wickets near the end but held on for a draw on 188-7, with Hampton finishing unbeaten on 60.

Bucks gave a Championship debut to Alex Woodland who opened the batting and made three.

Bucks’s next Championship game is against Cumberland at High Wycombe from July 3-5.