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CRICKET: Najam's big century is Westcott booster
10:10am Thursday 5th July 2012 in Cricket
Najam Ur Rehman scored a magnificent 131 for Westcott as they pulled off a shock seven-wicket defeat against OCA League Division 2 leaders Chadlington on Saturday.
Chadlington looked fav-ourites when Danny Harding (99) and Alex Yarnley (68) took them to 252-7.
But Rehman’s super knock helped Westcott to victory at 256-3.
Westbury’s Division 1 title hopes suffered a blow as they lost by 27 runs to Hook Norton.
Hooky had been shot out for 132, only for Adam Webb (4-29) to shine as Westbury crashed to 105 all out in reply.
Chesterton were skittled for 55 in a 167-run loss to Cairns Fudge in Division 4.
Tom Small (69) and Nick Gleave (61) were key in Fudge’s 222-7, before Steve Shaw claimed 4-18 as his side eased to victory.
John Bacon was in superb form as he took 5-31 to help Fringford to a three-wicket win against Great Horwood 2nd.
Horwood were all out for 107, thanks to Bacon’s haul, and then Jonny Reid hit 42 in Fringford’s 111-7 in Division 4.
Chesterton 2nd failed to cope with the menace of Stephen Thompson as they went down to a 140-run defeat against Division 8 title-contenders Steventon.
Thompson hit a magnificent 141 not out in Steventon’s 310-5 before Chesterton fell to 170 all out.
Brill 2nd crashed to a 163-run home defeat against Swinbrook.
James Snow (98) and Tim Martin (85) helped Swinbrook amass 292 all out.
Brill were all out for 129 in reply.
On Sunday, Chesterton rolled over Radley for just 80 in the quarter-finals of the Telegraph Cup.
Paul Hammond top-scored with 35 as Chesterton posted 136.
Jimmy Appleton (4-27), Trevor Price (3-8) and Ham-mond (3-5) then ripped through the Radley batting.
WEEKEND RESULTS SATURDAY Division 1 Hook Norton 132 (G Stapleton 3-13, C Harper 3-33), Westbury 105 (A Webb 4-29).
Division 2 Marsh Gibbon 100 (M Godwin 3-22, N Howe 3-36), Freeland 36-0 – abandoned.
Chadlington 252-7 (D Harding 99, A Yarnley 68), Westcott 256-3 (Najam Ur Rehman 131, Talib Hussain 51no, Rehman Ullah 42no).
Division 4 Cairns Fudge 222-7 (T Small 69, N Gleave 61, M Small 34, T Price 3-38), Chesterton 55 (S Shaw 4-18, J Clark 3-16).
Great Horwood 2nd 107 (J Bacon 5-31), Fringford 111-7 (J Reid 42, J Waddington 4-37).
Division 5 Swinbrook 292 (J Snow 98, T Martin 85, N Brightman 4-71, N Judd 3-43), Brill 129 (N Judd 39, J Mansfield 33, J Fitsell 32, A Wingfield Digby 3-5, J Snow 3-27, R Parker 3-55).
Division 6 Westbury 119 (P McComb 37, D Hilliam 3-15, J Hilliam 3-22), Hanney 75-1 (L Richards 49no).
Division 8 Steventon 310-5 (S Thompson 141no, A Coate 69, T Shellard 56), Chesterton 2nd 170 (A Appleton 51, S Gray 35no, A Jayasanka 3-35).
SUNDAY Telegraph Cup quarter-final: Ches-terton 136 (P Hammond 35, S Huxtable 4-39), Radley 80 (J Appleton 4-27, P Hammond 3-5, T Price 3-8.
WEEKEND FIXTURES SATURDAY Div 1: Garsington v Westbury.
Div 2: Marsh Gibbon v Westcott.
Div 4: Deddington v Fringford.
Div 5: Stanton Harcourt v Brill.
Div 6: Westbury 2nd v Dorchester.
SUNDAY FIXTURES Airey Cup quarter-finals: Westbury v Stonesfield, Chadlington v Westcott.
Div 5: Brill v Kilkenny.