CRICKET: Callow haul gives Marsh Gibbon boost

Marsh Gibbon’s Carl Needham tests Eddie Howard during their surprise win against Division 2 promotion-chasers Oxford Caribbean on Saturday

Marsh Gibbon’s Carl Needham tests Eddie Howard during their surprise win against Division 2 promotion-chasers Oxford Caribbean on Saturday

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Basement boys Marsh Gibbon surprised OCA League Division 2 promotion hopefuls Oxford Caribbean with a five-wicket win – their first success of the season.

Nathan Callow took 4-40 as Caribbean fell to 81 all out. Marsh Gibbon then eased to the victory target at 82-5, Carl Needham top-scoring with an undefeated 33.

Tom Boardman smashed a superb unbeaten 96 as Westbury eased past East Oxford by eight wickets in Division 1.

East Oxford were shot out for 96, Steve Wilkes (3-12) and Andy Clarke (3-14) doing the damage before Westbury reached 97-2.

In Division 4, Chesterton found Barry Martin too hot to handle as they went down to an eight-wicket defeat to Wantage.

He smashed 143 not out as Wantage posted 246-2.

The home side had rattled up 245-6, thanks to Chris White (66no) and Paul Davies (63no).

Brill failed to cope with Greg Inge as they went down to a six-wicket loss to West Witney in Division 5.

Inge claimed 7-35 as Brill, were dismissed for 92, before Witney strolled in at 96-4.

Ben Curley’s 86 helped Westbury 2nd to see off Marcham by 31 runs.

In Division 10, Westcott 2nd went down by two wickets to Dorchester 2nd.

Gary Ellis (71) helped Westcott to 177-9, only for Tom Kitson (63) to see Dorchester home at 178-8.

WEEKEND RESULTS Division 1 East Oxford 96 (S Wilkes 3-12, A Clarke 3-14), Westbury 97-2 (T Boardman 75no).

Division 2 Oxford Caribbean 81 (N Callow 4-40), Marsh Gibbon 82-5 (C Needham 33no, B Barrett 3-9).

Westcott v Watlington – abandoned.

Division 4 Chesterton 245-6 (C White 66no, P Davies 63no, L Price 42, C Boshell 3-50), Wantage 246-8 (B Martin 143no, J Appleton 4-34).

Charlbury 2nd 110-7 (A Vaughan 37, J Bacon 3-13), Fringford 113-1 (J Reid 75no).

Division 5 Brill 92 (G Inge 7-35), West Witney 96-4 (S Mehrotra 45).

Division 6 Westbury 2nd 189-8 (B Curley 86, C Feather 46, N Cotterell 4-37), Marcham 158 (T Barratt 67no, S Armstrong 30, R Ridgeway 3-35).

Division 8 West Ilsley 2nd 125-7 (A Bloor 44, S Clark 34, S Gray 3-17), Chesterton 2nd 91 (A Appleton 32no, J Eva 4-17, R Taylor 3-11).

Division 11 Westcott 2nd 177-9 (G Ellis 71), Dorchester 2nd 178-8 (T Kitson 63, D Sweetman 3-35).

SATURDAY FIXTURES Div 1: Westbury v Great Horwood.

Div 2: E & W Hendred v Westcott, Faringdon v Freeland, Marsh Gibbon v Stonesfield.

Div 4: Chesterton v Deddington, Kennington v Fringford.

Div 6: Kidlington v Westbury 2nd.

Div 8: Ducklington v Chesterton 2nd.

Div 11: Westcott 2nd v Ducklington 2nd.

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