CRICKET: Fisher's heroics send Minster top

Minster Lovell's Charlie Fisher hit 35 before taking 6-31 in their 68-run win against Cowley Internationals

Minster Lovell's Charlie Fisher hit 35 before taking 6-31 in their 68-run win against Cowley Internationals

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Minster Lovell went top of OCA League Division 1 following a 68-run defeat of Cowley Internationals.

Charlie Fisher was the star of the show, top-scoring with 35, as Minster set Cowley 145 to win and claiming 6-31 as they capitulated to 76 all out.

Minster Lovell 27pts, Cowley 6

Charlbury, suffered their first reverse of the campaign, returning fruitless from their long trek to Great Horwood.

Horwood posted 155-9, Neil Taylor contributing 51 not out, before Adam Armitage (3-24), Neil Taylor (3-40) and Neil Williams (3-31) combined to dismiss Charlbury for 135.

Great Horwood 28, Charlbury 6

Chadlington went down to defeat at home to Shrivenham.

The hosts rattled up 177-6, Matthew North making 51 not out, but Shaz Khan (50), Conor Taylor (49no) and William Snell (42) saw the visitors home by eight wickets.

Chadlington 5, Shrivenham 28

Stonesfield made it three wins from three in Division 2 as Nick Wyatt (50) saw them surpass Faringdon’s 152.

Stonesfield 30, Faringdon 5

Combe also bagged a third success after their 148 proved too much for Clifton Hampden.

Morley Benson (43no) carried his bat, but Matthew Purssell’s 5-22 dismissed the rest of Clifton’s line up for 91.

Clifton Hampden 6, Combe 28

Mark Usher (102no) powered Chipping Norton to 214-5 against Tetsworth, who were then shot out for 109, James McGeown taking 4-32.

Chipping Norton 30, Tetsworth 3

Patrick Arnold hit 51 in Eynsham’s 96 all out at Chesterton in Division 3.

Steve Lewis added 46 not out to his 5-24 as the hosts won by six wickets.

Chesterton 30, Eynsham 1

Hailey edged out visitors Kidlington by ten runs in a low-scoring Division 4 clash that belied the good pitch.

Kidlington dismissed the hosts for 143, with Dan Farrant taking 3-31 and Muhammed Imran 3-28.

However, Chris King (4-31) and Perry Tinson (4-21) restricted the visitors to 133, Richard Walker’s gutsy 40 proving not quite enough.

Hailey 27, Kidlington 7

Daniel Simpson’s 67 helped Hanborough to 236 before Johnathon Ayris (4-7) and Richard Brown (4-10) routed West Ilsley for just 69.

Darren Gordon added 57 not out to his two scores in the 90s the previous week as Kilkenny hammered West Witney by ten wickets in Division 5.

Earlier, he claimed 4-12 as West Witney were bundled out for 101.

Kilkenny 30, West Witney 1

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