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CRICKET: Didcot can't force win
6:02pm Monday 6th July 2009 in Division 5
There were 589 runs and two big hundreds as Division 6 leaders Didcot faced Wolverton Town 2nd, but neither could force a win.
First, Tom Kennedy hit a classy 147 not out and Simon Pritchard 89 in Didcot's 310-5 dec from 50 overs. Wasim Fayyaz finished with the sorry figures of 3-129.
Then Matt Chammings smashed 134 and Chris Wade 49 in Town's 279-9.
Didcot 17pts, Wolverton Town 2nd 10
It was a similar story at Horspath 2nd – but Oxford 4th managed a four-wicket win.
Matthew O'Connor hit 137 not out and Adrian Manger 46 not out for Horspath 2nd, who declared on 283-5.
But Oxford went for the win and were rewarded by Chris Jones (93), Adam Hall (64no) and Musaleen Sadiqi (52no).
Horspath 2nd 11, Oxford 4th 25
Young spinner Ryan Murray (4-26) and veteran seamer Gary Porter (4-48) did the damage as Thame Town 2nd skittled Long Marston 2nd for a paltry 108.
Richard Carr (35) and Steve Beard (33) then helped knock off the required runs for the loss of only two wickets.
Thame 2nd 25, Long Marston 2nd 3
The last Sandford St Martin 2nd wicket fell with three minutes of the match remaining as Tiddington 2nd pulled off a thrilling 27-run victory.
The home side had scored 217-8, thanks to Alan Maule's 58 and 72 runs in the final ten overs.
John Goffe took 5-52 for ten-man Sandford, for whom Paul Tew then hit 41 before the wickets fell.
Tiddington 2nd 25, Sandford 2nd 6
Henry Keeling hit 74 and James Collett 48 as Bourton Vale 2nd scored 221 at Brackley.
Matthew Keyte then took 3-46 for Vale, but Paul Ryan (64) and Lee Haughton (69) led the hosts to 226-6 and maximum points.
Brackley 25, Bourton Vale 2nd 9