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CRICKET: Draw maintains Downs' hopes
5:58pm Monday 24th August 2009 in Division 4
Oxford Downs 2nd played out for a draw to stay ahead of opponents Aston Rowant 2nd in the race for the second Division 4 promotion place.
Rowant declared on 199-6 after Paul Plumridge hit 76 and Matt Needham had reached 60 not out.
Matty Watts then made 53, while Matt Needham took 4-42 in Downs’ 149-6.
Ox Dns 2nd 7pts, A Rowant 2nd 13
Great Brickhill sealed the title thanks to an easy win at mid-table Cumnor 2nd.
The hosts limped to 111 all out, of which Clive Ricks scored 34, as Nick Tweed (6-46) proved a handful.
Shannon Tubb (47) and Arran Arris (45) then set up a seven-wicket win.
Cumnor 2nd 4, Great Brickhill 25
Shipton-under-Wychwood 2nd gave themselves a lifeline by beating ten-man Banbury Twenty 2nd for their first win since June 13.
Phil Densham (42) and Will Ducker (50no) shone in Twenty’s 143-7, Steven Carvey taking 4-53.
Justin Hemming then hit 80 from 59 balls – including six fours from one over – as Shipton chased down an eight-wicket success.
Shipton 2nd 25, Banbury XX 2nd 4
Kimble are now only two points ahead of Shipton after being thumped at Cropredy.
Richard Lynch hit a classy 109 not out and Wayne Hazel 46 in the hosts’ 288-5 dec.
Kimble were 75-1 before Mike Amos-Simpson (5-27) and Jack Campbell (3-42) sent them packing for 146 despite Daniel Bull’s 51.
Cropredy 25, Kimble 4
Princes Risborough boosted their survival chances by winning at local rivals Stokenchurch.
Arshad Latif took 4-5 in Risborough’s 182, but Steve Greaves claimed 4-9 in the home side's 132 all out.
Stokenchurch 7, P Risborough 25