CRICKET: Chadlington edge to narrow success

Chadlington’s Richard Ingram top-scored with 65 as they defeated Hook Norton by six runs in Division 1 on Saturday

Chadlington’s Richard Ingram top-scored with 65 as they defeated Hook Norton by six runs in Division 1 on Saturday

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Chadlington squeezed to a thrilling six-run win against Hook Norton in Division 1 on Saturday.

Andrew Thomas (3-0), Tom Rothwell (3-20) and Ashley Cooper (3-39) restricted Chadlington to 130, half of which came from Richard Ingram (65).

The visitors fell short at 124, Steven Hunt (4-34) and Matthew Duester (3-9) starring with the ball.

Chadlington 27pts, Hook Norton 7

Minster Lovell found Ben Rae too hot to handle as they lost by 69 runs at home to Westbury.

Rae hit 100 as the leaders amassed 231-6, before the visitors’ skipper Richard Tredwell claimed 4-41 as the hosts fell short on 162.

Minster Lovell 6, Westbury 30

Charlbury won by six wickets at Garsington.

Chasing 144, Ben Geeson-Brown, with 55, not out, and Tom Eaton (50 no) saw them home in the 27th over.

Garsington 4, Charlbury 28

Jim McGeown took 7-23 to help Chipping Norton skittle visitors Combe for 44 in an eight-wicket win in Division 2.

The hosts then eased in at 45-2.

Chipping Norton 29, Combe 9

Stonesfield beat Broughton & North Newington by seven wickets.

Tom Gubbins took 7-44 as Broughton were dismissed for 202, before Tim Wyatt (73) and George Redknapp (64 no) steered the visitors in at 203-3.

Broughton & NN 6, Stonesfield 30

Witney Swifts returned to the top of Division 3 after beating Wolvercote by 12 runs.

Max Godwin followed up his 37 out of Swift’s 144-8 with 3-36, as the visitors were restricted to 132-4.

Witney Swifts 24, Wolvercote 6

Patrick Arnold hit 71 as Eynsham defeated Marsh Gibbon by four wickets at home.

Sat Vadivale’s 51 got his side to 145-9 at Eynsham.

However, Arnold’s heroics saw the hosts in at 148-6, Vadivale taking 3-15.

Eynsham 29, Marsh Gibbon 6

Hanborough tightened their grip on Division 4 with a seven-wicket home win against Swinbrook.

Chasing 121, Matthew Gorman (43) and Matthew Nielsen (42) saw their side home in the 19th over.

Hanborough 30, Swinbrook 3 West Witney were reeling on 52-4 when the rain ended proceedings at home to Risinghurst in Division 5.

The visitors had racked up 220-9, with Martin Kalyan making 112 not out.

West Witney 9, Risinghurst 12

Minster Lovell 2nd were skittled for 56 as they lost at Westbury 2nd in Division 6.

The hosts were dismissed for 104, William Gurney hitting 40.

Teammate Harry Rymer then claimed 5-11 as Minster finished 48 runs short.

Westbury 2nd 26, Minster Lovell 2nd 5

Witney Swifts 2nd were skittled for 53 in an eight-wicket home defeat by Wolvercote 2nd in Division 8.

Alasdair Dent did the damage for the visitors with 4-6.

Dent then knocked off the 56 runs as they passed the victory target with two wickets down.

Wolvercote 29, Witney Swifts 2nd 1 Meanwhile, away from league action, Witney Swifts were shot out for 58 at Marsh Gibbon in Sunday’s Telegraph Cup semi-finals.

Carl Needham took 5-5 before the hosts eased home with four wickets down.

Hanborough lost their last-four clash at Wantage. Grant Summersbee took 4-27 as the visitors were rolled over for 115.

Opener Mike Konschel then scored 51 as Wantage cruised home by eight wickets.

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