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CRICKET: Horley end campaign on a high
11:00am Tuesday 11th September 2012 in Sport
CHAMPIONS Horley beat Abingdon Vale 2nd by four wickets to finish the season with a 100 per cent record.
Jonathan Hart (4-27) and Dave Eaton (3-32) helped dismiss Vale for 156. Mithan Sortur made 37 and Tom Allen 34.
Steve Palmer (36), Sam Pearce (34) and Jamie Abbotts (31) then saw Horley to 157-6.
Abingdon Vale 2nd 8pts, Horley 25
Second-placed Didcot finish 50 points clear of Abingdon after tonking Thame 2nd.
Only Alastair Thomas (60) gave Town’s total of 144 all out a modicum of respectability.
Didcot reached 145-3 in 30 overs thanks to Henry Brisland (42) and Shaun Burningham (41no).
Thame Town 2nd 5, Didcot 25
Horspath 3rd’s 23-run home win over Challow & Childrey 2nd came too late, as they are relegated anyway.
Dominic O’Connor (77) provided the backbone to the hosts’ 199-7, while Harvey Eltham took 3-34.
Justin Penrose then hit 56 for the home side, but James Earnshaw (4-34) and Tom Murray (3-54) bowled them out for 176.
Horspath 3rd 25, Challow 2nd 6
Steven Richards (57) and Jonathan Stackhouse (32) got Kimble off to a good start, before Greg Kyson (69no) and Phil Semmens (38no) took them to an imposing 272-6 against Banbury 4th.
Adrian Rose (3-11) and Michael Stackhouse (3-29) then bowled well as Banbury were bundled out for 98.
Kimble 25, Banbury 4th 2
Max Smith took 4-19 and Chris Goodman grabbed 3-47 as Tiddington 2nd soon dismissed Brackley for 115.
Alex Mackie (42) and Pete King (33) took Tiddington to 116-3 in 25 overs.
Tiddington 2nd 25, Brackley 4