CRICKET: Chadlington push leaders all the way

CRICKET: Chadlington push leaders all the way

CRICKET: Chadlington push leaders all the way

First published in Sport

OCA LEAGUE

CHADLINGTON gave Division 1 leaders Westbury a mighty fright before slipping to a one-wicket home defeat, writes David Quinn.

Requiring 165, the defending champions’ reply was built around Ben Rae’s 66 However, it was left to last man Charlie Harper (17no) to hit the winning run with one ball left.

Third-placed Minster Lovell enjoyed a ten-wicket win after Jack Simpson’s 5-13 helped skittle visiting Great Horwood for 76.

Nathan Harris’s 48 not out led his side in.

A superb spell of 4-3 from Bimalka Liyanarachchi helped Charlbury restrict Shrivenham to 88.

Despite some early struggles, Charlbury’s Josh Hornsby hit 35 to secure victory by five wickets.

Chipping Norton went down to Radley, who need a point to win the Divison 2 title.

Atif Liaquat spearheaded their attack with 5-28 as Chippy were bowled out for 108. Matt Launchbury (41no) then sealed the points by four wickets.

Sean Holley’s 5-39 for Stonesfield kept Clifton Hampden to 168-6.

His teammate Tim Wyatt then compiled 78 not out to seal the win at 172-3.

Julian Chaundy struck 33 and took 3-18, but Combe fell five runs short of Broughton & North Newington’s 126.

Witney Swifts took another step towards winning the Division 3 title with an eight-wicket win at home to Westcott.

Elliott Braggins (4-12) and Mark Horne (4-30) held Westcott to 102.

Kieran Foggett then made 56 not out in Swifts’ 105-2.

Mark Weller’s 4-28 helped Eynsham knock over Wolvercote for 121. This was in reply to the home side’s 184-6.

Hanborough maintained their march to the Division 4 crown with 132-run defeat of visitors Marcham.

Neil Rose hit 102 in their 222 before Jonathon Ayris (3-21) and Will Potter (3-18) helped dump their opponents for 92.

Stanton Harcourt’s Louis Pettifer (5-14) and Andrew Walker (5-13) rolled over West Witney for just 28 in Division 5.

Batting first, Ben Lucas hit 56 as title-chasing Stanton racked up 241-8.

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