CRICKET: Miller sets up derby

CRICKET: Miller sets up derby

CRICKET: Miller sets up derby

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Shipton-under-Wychwood beat Banbury by one wicket at home in a quarter-final thriller.

Craig Haupt (55) was the mainstay of Banbury’s 175-8.

The visitors reduced Shipton to 8-3 inside three overs, but some big hitting from Joe Barrett (57), Tim Senior (44) and George Seacole (43) turned the tide.

Shipton still had it all to do at 169-9 after 19 overs. But Banbury captain Jimmy Phillips, who stepped in as his side’s umpire, signalled they had used up the allotted 75 minutes to bowl their overs.

This meant six penalty runs and put the scores level before Shaun Miller hit the second ball of the final over for four.

Shipton now hosts Horley in the next round.

Great & Little Tew lost on countback in their quarter-final tie at Horley.

Having exactly matched Tew’s 139-9, a quick check on the rules revealed countback should decide the clash, with Horley’s 133-7 after 19 overs beating Tew’s 127-8.

Jon Hart (3-37) helped restrict Tew first up before Dave Clark (65) played Horley’s key innings, despite Matt Woods’s 4-18.

WILF BENNETT TROPHY

Quarter-finals Kidlington 133-7 (S Litten 72no, B Madden 3-9), Witney Mills 136-1 (16.3 ovs, P Claridge 52no, M Evans 45).

Oxford Downs 167-3 (J France 62no, W Bartlett 37), Challow & Childrey 131-8 (I Jones 42).

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