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CRICKET: New boys Twyford enjoy perfect start
10:00am Thursday 24th May 2012 in Cricket
Newly-promoted Twyford started life in Division 2 of the Cherwell League in style with an easy win against Sandford St Martin in their first match of the campaign.
Washed out last week, they dismissed Sandford for 128, thanks to Sam Roberts (3-28) and Bilal Afzal (3-46).
Shahid Mahmood then hit an unbeaten 56 and Tanveer Nadeem 36 not out in the visitors’ 131-2.
l Sandford St Martin 3pts, Twyford 25 Division 1 Oxford & Bletchingdon Nond-escripts found Matt Woods too hot to handle as they went down to an eight-wicket defeat to Great & Little Tew.
Nondies were skittled for a low score for the second week running as Woods took 7-31 from 17.4 overs to dismiss the hosts for a paltry 88.
The loss of two early wickets only delayed the inevitable as Curtly Slatter (42no) and Ed Gross (32no) steered their side to 91-2 in the 23rd over.
l Ox & Bletch Nondies 2, Great & Little Tew 25 Division 3 James Rimmer hit 41 and took 3-29 for Bicester & North Oxford, who lost at home to Bledlow Ridge.
Mark Dakin (5-52) helped dismiss Bicester for 143 in the 40th over. Stephen Bird hit 33 as Ridge romped to a five-wicket win.
l Bicester & North Oxford 7, Bledlow Ridge 25 Division 7 Bicester & North Oxford 2nd were the biggest winners, hammering Hanborough 2nd by 135 runs.
James Head made 78 not out and Daniel Clark an unbeaten 51 as Bicester racked up 222-2.
Kishan Dave (3-12) then impressed, helping dismiss Hanborough for 87.
l Bic & North Oxford 2nd 25, Hanborough 2nd 0 WEEKEND RESULTS Division 1 Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts 88 (M Woods 7-31), Great & Little Tew 91-2 (C Slatter 42no, E Gross 32no).
Division 2 Sandford St Martin 128 (S Roberts 3-28,B Afzal 3-46), Twyford 131-2 (S Mahmood 56no,T Nadeem 36no).
Division 3 Bicester & North Oxford 143 (J Rimmer 41, M Dakin 5-52), Bledlow Ridge 144-5 (S Bird 33, J Rimmer 3-29).
Division 6 Cropredy 2nd 53 (T Ahmed 3-16, M White 4-13), Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts 2nd 54-2.
Twyford 2nd v Sandford St Martin 2nd – abandoned.
Division 7 Bicester & North Oxford 2nd 222-2 (J Head 78, D Clark 51), Hanborough 2nd 87-8.
Division 8 Cublington 2nd 179-9 (B Sim 47,T Taylor 53, J Ingram 4-94, A Haynes 5-59), Oxford & Bletchingdon Non-descripts 3rd 92-9 (Ollie Fairhurst 3-16).
Division 10 Bicester & North Oxford 3rd 145-8 (M Mears 57, P Woodruff 5-44), L Marston 3rd 146-9 (G Graveson 54, T Brooks 31, C Howlett 4-28, R Plumbe 3-28).
Didcot 4th 45 (S Butler 4-6, J Vickers 4-23), Oxford & Bletch Nondies 4th 46-0.
SATURDAY FIXTURES Div 1: Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts.
Div 2: Abingdon Vale v Twyford.
Div 3: Shipton-under-Wychwood 2nd v Bicester & North Oxford.
Div 6: Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts 2nd v Long Marston 2nd, Twyford 2nd v Cropredy 2nd.
Div 7: Bicester & North Oxford 2nd v Banbury 5th.
Div 8: Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts 3rd v Oxford Downs 3rd.
Div 9: Shipton-under-Wychwood 3rd v Horley 2nd.
Div 10: Aston Rowant 4th v Ox & Bletch 4th.