CRICKET: Hole is the hero for Shipton

Witney Gazette: Simon Hole made an unbeaten 57 to steer Shipton-under-Wychwood to a seven-wicket win against Oxford Downs Simon Hole made an unbeaten 57 to steer Shipton-under-Wychwood to a seven-wicket win against Oxford Downs

Simon Hole hit an unbeaten 57 as Shipton-under-Wychwood beat west Oxfordshire rivals Oxford Downs by seven wickets at home in the Davidstow Village Cup.

They now visit Great & Little Tew in the Oxfordshire semi-final on Sunday.

Justin Cantrell top-scored with 55, with Wes Bartlett contributing 46 as Downs were all out for 180 having been 119-1 at one stage.

George Seacole (3-39) and Chris Wood (3-57) were the pick of the Shipton bowlers.

Hole’s heroics and a knock of 41 from Craig Wood steered Shipton to victory at 182-3.

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