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CRICKET: Twyford knocked off top spot
10:00am Thursday 28th June 2012 in Cricket
Twyford lost the leadership of Cherwell League Division 2 following a 42-run defeat by Oxford 3rd.
Nick Hands hit 99 as Oxford made 196-9.
Left-arm spinner Bilal Afzal was the pick of the home attack with 4-46.
Shahid Mahmood (38) and Stafford Sansome (37no) gave Twyford hope of beating Oxford and maintaining their lead at the top.
But Richard Beer’s 4-74 restricted them to 154-8 and the visitors earned enough points to supplant their hosts at the summit.
l Twyford 6pts, Oxford 2nd 18 Daniel Murphy (52) was the only Bicester & North Oxford player with anything to smile about after they lost by six wickets at Bledlow Village in Division 3.
Matthew Pearce (3-40) and Mark King (3-66) helped bowl out Bicester for 159, then Charlie Downes hit 83 and Olly Woodward 37 in Bled-low’s 163-4 from 32.5 overs.
l Bledlow Village 25, Bicester & North Oxford 6 In Division 1, no play was possible in the basement battle between Banbury 2nd and Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts.
l Banbury 2nd 6, Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts 6 WEEKEND RESULTS Division 1 Banbury 2nd v Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts – abandoned.
Division 2 Oxford 2nd 196-9 (N Hands 99, B Afzal 4-46), Twyford 154-8 (S Mahmood 38, S Sansome 37no, M Been 4-74).
Division 3 Bicester & North Oxford 159 (D Murphy 52, M Pearce 3-40, M King 3-66), Bledlow Village 163-4 (C Downes 83, O Woodward 37).
Division 6 Twyford 2nd 178-7 (S Lyon 88, E Bright 43, A Khan 4-43), Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts 2nd 150-6 (P Mukherjee 37).
Division 7 Great & Little Tew 3rd 230-5 (D Freeman 67, A Darby 63no, C Kelly 37, J Holt 3-22), Bicester & North Oxford 2nd 162-7 (D Clark 72no).
Division 8 Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts 3rd 121-8 (T Ariq 39no, C Bowler 5-29), Didcot 3rd 125-5 (C Bowler 63no, A Rodman 39).
Division 10 Bicester & North Oxford 3rd 61 (P Tolley 3-6), Didcot 4th 62-0.
Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts 4th 113 (S Murcott 3-21), Long Marston 3rd 91-3.
SATURDAY FIXTURES Div 1: Bletchley Tn v Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts.
Div 2: Twyford v Wolverton Tn.
Div 3: Bicester & North Oxford v Chear-sley.
Div 6: Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondes-cripts 2nd v Bletchley Tn 2nd, Wolverton Town 2nd v Twyford 2nd.
Div 7: Bledlow Village 2nd v Bicester & North Oxford 2nd.
Div 8: Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondes-cripts 3rd v Kingston Bagpuize 2nd.
Div 10: Bicester & North Oxford 3rd v Witney Mills 2nd, Great & Little Tew 4th v Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts 4th.