CRICKET: Sorry Nondies bow out with a whimper

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Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts bid farewell to Cherwell League Division 1 as the already relegated side lost by eight wickets at Great Brickhill.

Doug Aris bagged 5-39 and Garth Davson took 3-64 as Nondies were bowled out for 156.

Only Pablo Mukherjee (44) made much of an impression with the bat.

Davson (77) and Nick Cadman (47no) soon turned the run chase into a formality as Brickhill wasted little time in getting to 157-2 in 26 overs.

l Great Brickhill 25, Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts 4 Twyford got the point they needed to ensure the Division 2 title despite an 85-run thrashing away to Challow & Childrey.

Ryan Gordon (56) and Adam Tucker (41) helped Challow reach 208 all out, despite yet another impressive spell from Bilal Afzal (6-76).

Olly Dimbylow then took 6-39 and with Tucker (3-24) dismissed Twyford for 123.

Challow & Childrey 25, Twyford 6 In Division 3, Bicester & North Oxford leg-spinner Ric-hard Simpson took 5-58 to dismiss Dinton 2nd for 189, despite decent knocks from Faisal Ali (42) and Martin Sheffield (38).

Earlier, Nick Moorman had hit 72 and Michael Simpson 44 in Bicester’s 223-7, while Ali took 4-79.

l Bicester & North Oxford 25, Dinton 2nd 6 Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts 3rd won by 24 runs at Brackley 2nd in Division 8.

l Brackley 2nd 5, Ox & Bletch 3rd 25 FINAL RESULTS Division 1 Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts 156 (P Mukherjee 44, D Aris 5-39, G Davson 3-64), Great Brickhill 157-2 (G Davson 77, N Cadman 47no).

Division 2 Challow & Childrey 208 (R Gordan 56, A Tucker 41, B Afzal 6-76), Twyford 123 (O Dimbylow 6-39, A Tucker 3-24).

Division 3 Bicester & North Oxford 223-7 (N Moorman 72, M Simpson 44, F Ali 4-79), Dinton 2nd 189 (F Ali 42, M Sheffield 38, R Simpson 5-58).

Division 6 Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts 2nd 138 (J Butler 65, G Adamson 38, F Bird 32, T Simms 3-44), Sandford St Martin 2nd 139-7 (K Ahmed 3-39).

Twyford 2nd 222-8 (S Lyon 96no, N Perna 37, M James 30, J Blackwell 4-86, L Morgan 3-58), Great Brickhill 2nd 176-4 (G Morris 39no, A Ward 39, A Harwood 39).

Division 7 Cumnor 3rd 125 (D West 50), Bicester & North Oxford 2nd 126-2.

Division 8 Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts 3rd 189-6 (B Ali 79no, E Stapleton 3-61), Brackley 2nd 165 (C Smith 3-33).

Division 10 Aston Rowant 4th 270-4 (B Knowler 110, J Hill 37, P Holt 30, A Haw 30no), Bicester & North Oxford 3rd 90 (S Jackson 30, D Simpson 5-42).

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