CRICKET: Westbury pipped to title despite victory

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Westbury had to settle for the Division 1 runners-up spot, despite an eight-wicket victory at Shrivenham.

Restricting their hosts to 168-9, with Rupert Rowling taking 3-30, Adam Morton hit 79 and Michael Loggin 70 not out to take Westbury to 172-2.

The title instead went to East Oxford who crushed Charlbury by eight wickets.

Westcott were relegated from Division 2 after a 25-run defeat against Faringdon.

Mike Hume’s 47 led Faringdon to 197-7, before Westcott were restricted to 172-8.

Ami Mishra’s 6-27 helped Chesterton 2nd to an 88-run win over Eynsham in Div-ision 8.

Alfie Appleton hit 43 and Simon Morse an undefeated 41 as Chesterton were dismissed for 185.

Mishra’s heroics and Steve Gray 3-11 saw Eynsham rolled over for 97.

RESULTS Division 1 Shrivenham 168-9 (M Whale 42, N Taylor 32, R Rowling 3-30), Westbury 172-2 (A Morton 79, M Loggin 70no).

Division 2 Faringdon 197 (M Hume 47, R Owen 36, I McDowall 32, Rehman Ullah 3-36), Westcott 172-8 (M Bowden 38, Alimar Khan 34).

Division 5 Uffington w/o Brill.

Division 8 Chesterton 2nd 185 (A Appleton 43, S Morse 41no, A Jenks 4-37, R Margerison 4-39), Eynsham 2nd 97 (A Mishra 6-27, S Gray 3-11).

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