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CRICKET: Ace Adam lifts Twyford quest
10:00am Thursday 5th July 2012 in Cricket
Twyford moved up to second in Cherwell League Division 2 with a three-wicket win at home to Wolverton Town on Saturday.
Adam Bone was the hero, bagging 4-57 and then hitting a crucial 30 not out to guide Twyford to victory.
The visitors’ 180 saw Atif Akhlaq top-score with 76, while Bone and Bilal Afzal (4-37) held sway with the ball.
Tanveer Nadeem (44), Afzal (32) and Majod Sharif (30) set up the run chase before Bone sealed it.
Wolverton were docked one point for their slow over rate.
l Twyford 25pts, Wolverton Town 9 Division 1 Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts’ encounter with Bletchley Town was bubbling up into an interesting finish when rain forced an early close.
Nondies had been bowled out for 214 in 52 overs. Aftab Alam (47), Zia Hamid (39no), Nick Duxon (34), Tim Rattigan (33) and Ayaz Khan (32) got off to good starts without posting match-winning scores.
Ricardo Brown took 3-25 and James Clark claimed 3-45 for Town, who had reached 117-3 from 31.2 overs when rain stopped play. Lee Taylor made 47.
l Bletchley Tn 6, Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts 13 Division 3 Paul Atkins (67no) and Russell Haynes (39) took Chearsley to 207-5 at Bicester & North Oxford, who were on 50-3 from 18 overs when rain ended the clash.
l Bicester & North Oxford 6, Chearsley 7 Division 6 Matthew White took 6-19 as Oxford & Bletchingdon Non-descripts 2nd beat Bletchley Town 2nd by six wickets.
White’s haul helped dismiss Bletchley for 97, Jude Ramandanpulle top-scoring with 47.
Garry Adamson (41) then led Nondies to 100-4.
RESULTS Division 1 Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts 214 (A Alam 47, Z Hamid 39no, N Duxon 34, T Rattigan 33, A Khan 32, R Brown 3-25, J Clark 3-45), Bletchley Town 117-3 (L Taylor 47).
Division 2 Wolverton Town 180 (A Alhlaq 76, M Maja 31, A Bone 4-57, B Afzal 4-37), Twyford 184-7 (T Nadeem 44, M Sharif 30, B Afzal 32, A Bone 30no, Mohammed Shahzad 3-78).
Division 3 Chearsley 207-5 (P Atkins 67no, R Haynes 39), Bicester & North Oxford 50-3 – RSP.
Division 6 Bletchley Town 2nd 97 (J Ramanadanpule 47, M White 6-19), Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts 2nd 100-4 (G Adamson 41).
Twyford 2nd 198 (M Smith 86, G Dickinson 5-68, S King 4-60), Wolverton Town 2nd 136-4 (Z Wade 69no).
Division 7 Bicester & North Oxford 2nd 146 (G Savin 72, A Jones 33, T Moore 3-11, J Spooner 3-30), Bledlow Village 2nd 150-6 (H Bartlett 58no).
Division 8 Kingston Bagpuize 2nd 181-7 (D Pearce 76, D Warner 35, Asif Mohammed 5-74), Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts 3rd 99-8 (R Giles 5-38).
Division 10 Witney Mills 2nd 181-8 (S Lawrence 36, D Sarbutts 33, M Kelly 3-47), Bicester & North Oxford 3rd 100-8 (S Jackson 35, S Lawrence 4-18, N Ireson 3-32).
Great & Little Tew 4th 148-0 (L Brock 56no, C Crisp 38no, M Long 34 ret), Oxford & Bletch-ingdon Nondescripts 4th 81-7 (D Holly 39, C Hickman 3-13).
SATURDAY’S FIXTURES Div 1: Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts v Great Brickhill.
Div 2: Twyford v Challow & Childrey.
Div 3: Dinton 2nd v Bicester & North Oxford.
Div 6: Great Brickhill 2nd v Twyford 2nd, Sandford St Martin 2nd v Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts 2nd.
Div 7: Bicester & North Oxford 2nd v Cumnor 3rd.
Div 8: Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts 3rd v Brackley 2nd.
Div 10: Bicester & North Oxford 3rd v Aston Rowant 4th.