CRICKET: East Oxford strom to OCA title

East Oxford were crowned OCA League Division 1 champions after a crushing eight-wicket win at Charlbury on the final day of the season on Saturday.

They now face a wait to see whether they will be accepted into the Cherwell League, but they showed their true credentials with a dominant performance.

Muhammed Hussain clai-med 3-30 as Charlbury were bowled out for 142.

East Oxford had no problems reaching the target, Shoaib Ahmed (62) and Abdul Rasheed (31) leading them to 144-2.

Westbury had to settle for the runners-up spot, despite an eight-wicket victory at Shrivenham.

Restricting their hosts to 168-9, Adam Morton hit 79 and Michael Loggin 70 not out to take Westbury to 172-2.

Great Horwood finished their campaign with a two-wicket win over Oxenford, but they are still relegated.

Rhys Davies (68) and Zain Iqbal (57) batted well in Oxenford’s 208-7, only for Sam Willett (83) and Matthew McStraw (66) to star for Horwood as they reached 209-8.

Division 2 champions Chadlington were undone by a Tetsworth side who rattled up 251 all out.

Ganeshamoothy Deepen smashed 142 to help Tetsworth to their big total, and ten-man Chadlington, crawled to 81-9, Tilan Wijesinghe taking 4-4.

Faringdon saw off Westcott by 25 runs to confirm Westcott’s relegation.

Mike Hume’s 47 led Faringdon to 197-7, before Westcott were restricted to 172-8.

In Division 4, Colin Mercer hit his second successive league century to help Wantage to an eight-wicket win over Wootton & Boars Hill.

Wootton had rattled up 220 all out, David Mills scoring 51.

But Mercer’s 126, and 75 not out from Nick Burton, saw Wantage to 221-2.

Stanton St John Willows wrapped up the Division 5 crown with a crushing 148-run victory at Oxford Rescue & Cassington.

Sharaz Rana’s brilliant 102 saw Willows post 252-6, which was way beyond Rescue, who fell to 104 all out.

There was a thrilling finish in Division 7, where Sunningwell and Oxenford 2nd were involved in a tie.

Sunningwell were bundled out for 120 as Babar Akbar took 4-13.

Oxenford were bowled out for the same score, despite 49 from Sameer Pathak.

Bampton clinched the Division 8 crown after a four-wicket win at East Oxford 3rd.

Julian Easterbrook (4-18) and Russell King (4-46) starred with the ball as East Oxford were bowled out for 109.

Ami Mishra’s 6-27 helped Chesterton 2nd to an 88-run win over Eynsham.

Ducklington wrapped up their campaign with a 104-run win over Chadlington 2nd.

Andy Walker hit 58 not out in Ducklington’s 217-8, which was too much for Chadlington, who were shot out for 113, Walker completing a fine all-round game with 3-25.

Radley 2nd’s 50-run victory over Chipping Norton ensured the Division 9 crown went to Swinbrook 2nd.

Radley posted 171, before dismissing their hosts for 121.

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11:30am Wed 19 Sep 12

muzzi117 says...

no pictures from the final game......no team photo of East Oxford???
Come on Oxford Mail..............
no pictures from the final game......no team photo of East Oxford??? Come on Oxford Mail.............. muzzi117
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12:49pm Wed 19 Sep 12

Now hear this says...

don't East Oxford have to have their own ground to join the cherwell League?
don't East Oxford have to have their own ground to join the cherwell League? Now hear this
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10:24am Thu 20 Sep 12

muzzi117 says...

Its getting arranged in the due course......
Its getting arranged in the due course...... muzzi117
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12:10pm Tue 25 Sep 12

Qureshi says...

Credit also goes to Oxfordsshire Cricket Association for organising the events and promote such a good game to keep our youth health and occupied.
Credit also goes to Oxfordsshire Cricket Association for organising the events and promote such a good game to keep our youth health and occupied. Qureshi
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