CRICKET: Chadlington are hit by Young blitz

Charlie Fisher provided Minster Lovell’s only resistance, top-scoring with 39 as they lost by 28 runs at Great Horwood in Division 1 on Saturday

Charlie Fisher provided Minster Lovell’s only resistance, top-scoring with 39 as they lost by 28 runs at Great Horwood in Division 1 on Saturday

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Chadlington failed to cope with the menace of Thomas Young as they lost by four wickets at Westbury, who took over at the top of OCA League Division 1 as a result.

Young recorded remarkable figures of 6-1 in only 3.2 overs, as the visitors were rolled over for 120.

Thomas Wilson’s 42 then guided Westbury to victory with six wickets down as they replaced inactive leaders Cowley Internationals on runs per wicket.

Westbury 29pts, Chadlington 5 In the one other match completed in the top flight, Minster Lovell slipped to a 28-run defeat at Great Hor-wood.

Compiling an impressive 173-4 in their rain-reduced 25 overs, with half-centuries for Dale Armitage (56no) and Josh Nix (54), the hosts restricted their opponents to 145-7, Charlie Fisher top-scoring with 39.

Great Horwood 26, Minster Lovell 4 In one of only two games to survive the deluge in Division 2, Chipping Norton turned up the pressure at the top with a 23-run win at leaders Radley in a tight encounter.

Also shortened to a 25 overs affair, Chipping Norton got first use of the track, posting a decent effort of 138-8, Ian Widdows making 33.

With 4-27, Mark Jarvis was the principal impediment to the hosts’ response and they were eventually dismissed for 115.

Radley 6, Chipping Norton 27 In an engrossing match at Cutteslowe Park in Division 3, Eynsham lost at Wolvercote.

Mo Shafqat carried his bat for 38 while some lusty blows from Sahil Agarwal got the home side up to 105-5 from their 25 overs.

Tight bowling, particularly from Neil Sadler (3-12) and Barkat Ahmed (3-20), curtailed the reply to 92.

Wolvercote 26, Eynsham 3 Hanborough tightened their grip at the top of Division 4 with a success at Marcham.

Aaran Hobley’s 44 not out steered the table-toppers to 122 before Johnathon Ayris with 3-22 and Daniel Possee (3-16) saw the hosts skittled for 65.

Marcham 5, Hanborough 27 In a 35-over contest, nine-man West Witney were skittled for 76 at Stanton Harcourt in Division 5.

The home team racked up 174-8. Luke Pettifer made 40 before proceeding to take 6-33, as West collapsed in reply.

St Harcourt 28, West Witney 5

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