CRICKET: Minster keep pace with table-toppers

Charlbury’s Bimalka Liyanarachchi hammers a four during their seven-wicket defeat at Cowley Internationals

Charlbury’s Bimalka Liyanarachchi hammers a four during their seven-wicket defeat at Cowley Internationals

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Minster Lovell maintained the pressure on OCA League Division 1 pacesetters, Cowley Internationals, with a 105 run win over Oxenford.

Batting first, Minster amassed 236-5, Eddie Dunn top-scoring with 53.

Dunn then capped a fine afternoon by taking 6-40 as the visitors were fired out for 131.

The result means that Minster trail the pace-setters by just six points.

Minster Lovell 30pts, Oxenford 4

Charlbury went down to a seven-wicket defeat at leaders Cowley Internationals.

Nadeem Khan was the principal destroyer with 5-28 as the visitors were despatched for 117.

The target was reached in the 23rd over of the reply, Asif Shah making 43.

Cowley Internationals 30, Charlbury 3

Chadlington went down to a 46-run defeat at home to Great Horwood.

Horwood’s 154 did not look enough, but 4-27 from Alan Armitage and 3-32 from Dale Armitage led to the home side’s capitulating to 108 all out.

Chadlington 6, Great Horwood 28

Second-placed Chipping Norton remain hot on the heels of Division 2 leaders Radley following a six-wicket win over Faringdon.

Having bundled out their visitors for 135, Martin Elliott (3-31) and Adam Wallington (3-31) starring with the ball, an undefeated 46 from Ian Widdows guided Chippy home in the 40th over.

Chipping Norton 30, Faringdon 4

Stonesfield also took advantage of Radley’s slip-up, with 107 not out from newly-married Jamie Burns the platform for the home side’s 245-4.

Sam Hubbard then tore into the Combe batters, taking 5-47 as they were all out for 175.

Stonesfield 30, Combe 6

Witney Swifts beat Division 3 morning leaders Cairns Fudge by 24 runs at home.

Jason Seacole (66) and Josh Grant (55) took Swifts up to 226-6, before Andy Small’s unbeaten 84 was in vain as his team’s reply ended at 202.

Witney Swifts 29, Cairns Fudge 8

Waqas Ur-Rehman recorded figures of 6-26 as Eynsham struggled to 131 at home to Westcott.

An unbeaten 60 from Reh-man Ullah then steered his team home for the loss of five wickets.

Eynsham 4, Westcott 29

Hanborough scrambled to a single-wicket win off the final ball at home to Kidlington in a Division 4 thriller.
Visitors Kidlington racked up 200-8, Chris East top-scoring with 43.
Despite 4-67 from Steve Litten, the hosts got home, Matthew Nielsen contributing 51.
Hanborough 29pts, Kidlington 9
A knock of 147 from Joel King enabled Hailey to post 226 at home to Swinbrook.
Andrew Wingfield-Digby took 5-44 and then made 41, but Swinbrook fell 11 runs short.
Hailey 29, Swinbrook 10
Kilkenny crashed to a 207-run defeat at Stanton Harcourt.
Chris Pascoe smashed 105 and son, Oliver, 67, as Stanton Harcourt amassed 362-7.
Danger man Darren Gordon got to 70, but his dismissal sparked a collapse as Kilkenny were all out 155 in their Division 5 encounter.
Stanton Harcourt 30, Kilkenny 6
Ducklington’s Kane Lewis top-scored with 73 in his side’s 188 at home to Stonesfield 2nd.
He then took 3-36 as Stonesfield were dismissed for 126, 62 runs short.
Ducklington 29, Stonesfield 2nd 7
Gary Butler took 5-35 as Hanborough 2nd were bundled out for 111 against Marcham 2nd in Division 8.
Despite Adrian Buckingham taking 5-19, the hosts prevailed by three wickets, Stephen Hill    making 32.
Marcham 2nd 28, Hanborough 2nd 5
Steve Edwards (5-10) and Stephen Poole (4-17) starred with the ball for Kilkenny 2nd as Westcott 2nd were routed for 74 in their Division 10 clash.
Skipper Daniel Floyd, with an undefeated 61, had earlier guided the visitors to 140-8.
Westcott 2nd 5, Kilkenny 2nd 27
A half-century from David Cole helped Eynsham 2nd beat Deddington by 82 runs in the Centenary Cup quarter-finals.
He top-scored with 61, as they posted 177. Gary Cook then made 4-17 as visitors Deddington were rolled over for 95.

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