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CRICKET: Simpson sizzles with unbeaten ton
6:16pm Wednesday 21st August 2013 in Sport
Jack Simpson scored an unbeaten century to help Minster Lovell to a 69-run victory at Broughton & Nor-th Newington in Division 1.
Minster posted 249-4, Nathan Harris chipping in with 59.
Eddie Dunn then claimed 4-52 and Harry Ebsworth 3-3 to restrict Broughton to 180-9 in their reply.
Rain ruined the matches between Chadlington and Hook Norton and Charlbury and Garsington.
At Chadlington, Hook Norton scored 198-8, Tom Bartlett hitting 69 and Steve Hunt taking 5-32.
Chadlington were 8-0 when the heavens opened.
Garsington were 190-7 at Charlbury when rain forced an early finish.
In Division 2, Tetsworth had been bowled out for 176 at Stonesfield, Rommel Foster hitting 84 and Jamie Burns taking 4-22.
Then the rain came.
Chipping Norton’s home clash with Faringdon also fell victim to the deluge.
Chippy made 109-9, while Faringdon were 46-3 when the rain took charge.
In Division 3, Combe stayed in title contention with a 36-run victory at Westcott.
Chris Moore (48) top-scored in Combe’s 205-5, and then Robbie Nicholson took 3-23 as Westcott were all out for 169, Dale Sweetman hitting 76.
Witney Swifts’ charge continued with a seven-wicket win at Britwell Salome.
Max Godwin claimed 4-31 to help dismiss Britwell for 151, before Jason Seacole scored 48 and Kieran Foggett 34 as Swifts reached 152-3.
Eynsham are a win away from the Division 4 title after beating Wootton & Boars Hill by 35 runs.
Liam Rainbow hit 64 and Chris Bowles an undefeated 39 as Wootton closed on 132-8.
Damien Wiskin top-scoring with 51 in their reply.
George Grace hit 101 to help Swinbrook to an 84-run victory against Stanton St John Willows.
Tom Derbyshire chipped in with 65 in Swinbrook’s 237-8, before James Snow (5-43) and Jack Bullivant (3-23) saw Willows all out for 153.
Hailey cruised to an eight-wicket win at Garsington 2nd.
Dan King claimed 4-30 to help bowl out the hosts for 169, and then Tahir Akram hit 68 not out in Hailey’s 170-2.
The match between West Ilsley and Charlbury 2nd was abandoned after West Ilsley had posted 236-8 and Charlbury had reached 60-2.
In Division 5, Cassington Rescue lost by eight wickets at Kidlington.
Waseem Azad (3-24) and Michael Tippett (3-27) restr-icted Cassington to 133-9, before Kidlington got to 135-2, Jack Desmond 64 not out.
Hanborough lifted their promotion bid with a five-wicket win at Stanton Harcourt.
Charlie Waite hit 59 in Stanton Harcourt’s 185-9, but Rob Lovick (55no) and Mat-thew Neilsen (42) led Han-borough to 186-5.
East & West Hendred’s promotion hopes from Div-ision 7 were jolted in a four-wicket home defeat by Kid-lington 2nd.
Batting first, Hendred were bowled out for 203, Archie Napper top-scoring with 59.
Kidlington sealed victory at 206-6, Graham Eagle hitting 56.