CRICKET: White is the hero for Tew

Great & Little Tew’s players celebrate winning the Oxfordshire final against Cumnor by nine-wickets to set up a trip to Dorset side Parley on June 22

Great & Little Tew’s players celebrate winning the Oxfordshire final against Cumnor by nine-wickets to set up a trip to Dorset side Parley on June 22

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Joe White says Great & Little Tew can go far in the competition after leading them to victory over Cumnor in the Oxfordshire final on Sunday.

White’s 69 not out sped Tew to a nine-wicket success on home turf and set up a trip to Dorset/Wiltshire champions Parley in the first national round on June 22.

“If we can keep this team together, we could do well,” said White. “It would be good for us to have a little run and see how far we can get. It’s very encouraging.

“Two years ago, we got through to the national rounds, but were bowled out for 90.

“We have got two more years of experience now and want to perform better.”

All-rounder White was quick to praise Tew’s performance.

“It was good to bat through and be hitting the ball well,” he said.

“We started well with the bowlers, who put the pressure on.

“It is good to find some good form early in the season, especially when the team backs you up. We are going well, especially for such a young team.”

White added: “The aim was to bat for the first ten overs, not to give away any early wickets, and accelerate after that. It worked a treat.

“It would have been nice to win it with none down, but it was still a good effort.”

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