CRICKET: Twyford are beaten after steady start

Twyford seemed well set on 115-3 in the 37th over after being put in at Buckingham Town in their Cherwell League Division 1 clash.

But their innings fell away to 170 all out as a succession of batsmen got in and got out, with Jack Parish (3-35) and James Gear (3-42) sharing the spoils.

Rob Large (87) and Ash Pearson (63no) turned the run chase into a procession, which ended on 173-3.

Buckingham 25pts, Twyford 6 Mark Robey (50no), Charlie Beeson (43) and Jim Howe (32) were key to Sandford St Martin’s 213-5 at Bicester & North Oxford, for whom Daniel Clark claimed 3-64 in Division 3.

Sandford declared two overs early to give themselves 12 extra deliveries after tea, but Bicester earned a draw through Mike Simpson (64) and Kevin Hicks (41).

Bicester & N Oxford 4, Sandf’d St Martin 17

Oxford Nondescripts 3rd drew with Kingston Bagpuize 2nd in Division 9.

Harrison Ward (82) led Kingston to 187-7, while Nondies were 153-9 at the close after a spell of 4-28 from Phil Hickman.

WEEKEND RESULTS

Division 1

Twyford 170 (J Parish 3-35, J Gear 3-42), Buckingham Town 173-3 (R Large 87, A Pearson 63no).

Division 2

Challow & Childrey 195-8 (L Stutter 36, R Gordon 31, M Strong 6-53), Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts 186 (P Mukherjee 44, O Venables 38, O Dimbylow 4-32, L Stutter 3-61).

Division 3

Sandford St Martin 213-5 (M Robey 50no, C Beeson 43, J Howe 32, D Clark 3-64), Bicester & North Oxford 179-7 (M Simpson 64, K Hicks 41).

Division 5

Great Brickhill 2nd 236-6 (A Harwood 71, S Chapman 36, G Morris 36, B Elkington 3-71), Twyford 2nd 196-6 (B Elkington 49, E Blight 38no, L Hodges 35no, G Morris 3-72).

Division 6

Wolverton Town 2nd 102 (M Yeates 38), Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts 2nd 103-9 (C Kightley 4-21, G Dickinson 4-43).

Division 7

Buckingham Town 3rd 147 (C Coates 51, C Cater 40), Bicester & North Oxford 2nd 117 (D Savin 35, K Clark 8-46).

Division 8

Kingston Bagpuize 2nd 187-7 (H Ward 82, B Wilkins 4-54), Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts 3rd 153-9 (B Wilkins 48, P Hickman 4-28).

Division 10

Stokenchurch 2nd w/o Bicester & North Oxford 3rd.

Twyford 3rd 105 (J Horn 6-30), Long Marston 3rd 106-3 (T Brooks 38, J Tymms 36no).

SATURDAY FIXTURES

Div 1: Twyford v Shipton-under-Wychwood.

Div 2: Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts v Wolverton Tn.

Div 3: Shipton-under-Wychwood 2nd v Bicester & North Oxford.

Div 5: Oxford 3rd v Twyford 2nd.

Div 6: Didcot 2nd v Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts 2nd.

Div 7: Bicester & North Oxford 2nd v Cropredy 2nd.

Div 8: Horley 2nd v Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts 3rd.

Div 10: Shipton-under-Wychwood 4th v Bicester & North Oxford 3rd.

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