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CRICKET: Pettifers halt Swinbrook's challenge
8:50am Tuesday 11th September 2012 in Sport
SWINBROOK’S OCA Division 5 promotion hopes were shattered by a shock defeat at relegated Stanton Harcourt .
Luke Pettifer claimed 4-23 to dismiss Swinbrook for 131.
Chris Pascoe (40) and Louis Pettifer (35no) led Harcourt to 132-4 and a rare victory.
Wolvercote saw off Oxford Rescue & Cassington by three wickets.
They top the table, but Willows could clinch the title if they beat Rescue in the last game.
Kings Sutton claimed the Division 6 runners-up spot with a 39-run win over Marcham .
Dan Smith hit 37 not out in Kings Sutton’s 127, before taking 3-15 as Marcham were all out for 88.
Hanney remain in the bottom two after a 109-run defeat at Risinghurst .
Rakesh Nambiar hit 73 in Risinghurst’s 228-7, before Martin Kalyan claimed 5-10 in Hanney’s 119 all out.
Neil Spearman (69) and James Merriman (50) helped Minster Lovell to a 74-run win at Westbury 2nd .
Minster rattled up 209-7, despite 5-26 from Darren Gascoigne.
Tim Jarvis then claimed 4-25 to help dismiss Westbury for 135.
In Division 7, Faringdon 2nd stayed second after an eight-wicket win at Sunningwell .
After the hosts were all out for 102, Roger Clarke hit 68 not out in Faringdon’s 105-2.
Oxenford 2nd remain favourites for the second promotion spot after a seven-wicket win at Chalgrove .
Richard Rowley took 4-30 in Chalgrove’s 105 all out, before Arunvinay Prabakaran (41no) led Oxenford to 106-3.
Bampton cruised to a 94-run win their top-of-the-table clash in Division 8 at Chadlington 2nd .
Gerald Holford made 77 as Bampton rattled up 218-7, Matthew Duester taking 5-36.
In reply, Chadlington crawled to 124-8.
Duckington defeated Chesterton 2nd by 63 runs to secure their safety.
Jacob Souch hit 50 in Ducklington’s 174-9, and then Andy Walker and Stephen Burke both took 3-21 as Chesterton were 111 all out.
In Division 9, Swinbrook 2nd finished with a two-wicket win over Minster Lovell 2nd .
Dan Brown (105no) starred in Minster’s 238-7.
But Swinbrook chased it down, Tom Julian making 83.
Chipping Norton 2nd , who could still finish top, fell to a 53-run defeat at Kidlington 2nd in the penultimate game.
Kidlington made 271-8, Andy Oliver hitting 85, while Mark Grantham hit 61 in Chippy’s 218 all out.