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CRICKET: Oxford 2nd promoted
10:30am Tuesday 11th September 2012 in Sport
OXFORD 2nd snatched the second promotion spot after beating Abingdon Vale by 25 runs.
With second-placed Tiddington losing, Oxford and Challow & Childrey finished on the same number of points and wins, but Oxford lost fewer matches.
Peter Fuller (55) and Aaron Huish (41no) took Oxford to 170-8 from their 53 overs, Paul White taking 4-60.
Graham Charlesworth (45) and Mike Cook (35) kept Vale interested, but Ian Evans (5-35) helped dismiss them for 145.
Oxford 2nd 25pts, Abingdon Vale 5
Challow thrashed Twyford by 85 runs, but it was the visitors who left the field happier.
Despite their victory, Challow missed out on promotion by one point, while Twyford got the point they needed to ensure the title.
Ryan Gordon (56) and Adam Tucker (41) helped Challow reach 208 all out, despite yet another impressive spell from Bilal Afzal (6-76).
Olly Dimbylow then took 6-39 and with Tucker (3-24) dismissed Twyford for 123.
Challow & Childrey 25, Twyford 6
Tiddington blew their promotion chances by losing at Wolverton Town.
A win would have taken them up, but they were blown away for 140 by Zaheer Khan (7-29).
Earlier Town had been bowled out for 194, with Phil Pykett taking 6-52.
Wolverton Town 25, Tiddington 7
Oxford Downs 2nd beat Long Marston by 89 runs, but the teams will meet again next season in Division 3.
Tom Costley (58no) and Wes Bartlett got Downs to 192-7.
Pete Toovey took 4-72 and James Beesley picked up 3-48.
Steve Roberts (4-56) made early inroads, before Darren Johnson took 4-14 as Marston crumbled to 103 all out.
Long Marston 4, Ox Downs 2nd 25
Aston Rowant 2nd completed their great escape by beating Sandford St Martin and stay up at the expense of Downs by one point.
Tim Foster took 4-47 as Sandford succumbed for 136, with Chris Thompson (55) the top scorer by far.
Simon Smith (3-46) picked up some late wickets, but by then Andrew Tolson (54) and Mark Walker (34) had put the result beyond doubt, and Rowant reached 138-5 in the 32nd over.
Sandford St M 7, A Rowant 2nd 25