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YOUTH CRICKET: Holders Banbury have girl power
10:30am Saturday 28th July 2012 in Sport
THREE girls helped holders Banbury get off to a flying start in the Oxfordshire Under 17 Championship.
Banbury defeated Sandford St Martin by 86 runs in their Group A clash, with Jack Briggs (75no) and Kieron Scott (57no) firing them to 162-0.
Harriet Boland (3-6) and Chloe Hill (1-3) then bowled superbly, with another Chloe Hill keeping wicket, as Sandford were restricted to 76-9.
Thame Town posted the day’s highest score as they beat Bicester & North Oxford by 104 runs in Group B.
Their 183-2 saw opener James Adams carrying his bat to make 60 not out, while Will Sutcliffe hit five sixes in his unbeaten 90. Cameron Hill hit 26 not out in Bicester’s 79-2.
Oxfordshire champions Abingdon Vale lost by 69 runs to a strong Swindon side in the first national round of the under 15 competition.
Cumnor sealed the Oxfordshire Under 13 Championship title with a four-run victory over Horspath in the final at Bicester & North Oxford.
Jamie Curtis (24no) helped Cumnor to 88-5, despite Gabriel Michaels’s 3-4.
Horspath cruised to 55-1, but Finn Pietersen (3-14) shone as they were all out for 84.
Charlotte Boland hit 38 not out to steer Banbury girls to a ten-wicket victory over Gloucestershire’s Frampton-on-Severn in the Under 13 Lady Taverners Twenty20 competition.
UNDER 13 LADY TAVERNERS TWENTY20
Frampton-on-Severn 63-6, Banbury 64-0 (C Boland 38no, E Ong 17no).
OXFORDSHIRE UNDER 13 CHAMPIONSHIP
Final: Cumnor 88-5 (J Curtis 24no, G Michaels 3-14), Horspath 84 (S Khawaja 28, F Pietersen 3-14).
UNDER 15 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
1st round: Swindon 138-4, Abingdon Vale 69-9.
OXFORDSHIRE UNDER 17 CHAMPIONSHIP
Shipton-under-Wychwood 126-5 (L Hare 33, J Bower 42), Great & Little Tew 130-3 (C Slatter 61, J Garrett 33).
North Cotswolds 156-4 (A Hayward 73, J Groves 42no), Minster Lovell 84-6 (Z Jarvis 30no, A Pratley 2-11, S Groves 2-7).
Banbury 162-0 (K Scott 57no, J Briggs 75no), Sandford St Martin 76-9 (Harriet Boland 3-6).
Tiddington 62 (C Wakefield 24), Aston Rowant 63-0 (D Matthews 30no).
Thame Town 183-2 (W Sutcliffe 90no, J Adams 60no), Bicester & North Oxford 79-2 (C Hill 26no).
Horspath 122-8 (D O’Connor 51), Oxford & Bletchington Nondescripts 123-9 (A Samiullah 40, A Rafiq 3-40).
Cumnor 142-3 (C Nourse 45, B Harden 40, M Butcher 2–19), Abingdon Vale 123-7 (A Spears 39, J Butcher 27, J Beardmore 2–17).
Oxford 127-3 (A Robbins 32no), Blewbury 106-8 (S Vincent 51no, K Khan 4-3).