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CRICKET: Gough makes life tough for Horspath
10:30am Wednesday 28th August 2013 in Sport
HORSPATH 2nd’s promotion hopes were dented by former England opening bowler Darren Gough, who has been turning out for Dinton 2nd.
Gough hit 58 in Dinton’s 271-5 declared from 42.4 overs. The match then came to a thrilling climax, with Dinton one wicket and Horspath three runs short of a victory.
Jack Biggs (55), Graham Beer (44) and Stephen Green (42) all batted well for the visitors, while Gough took 3-60.
Dinton 2nd 17pts, Horspath 2nd 10
Bicester & North Oxford are safe after collecting ten points from their trip to Oxford Downs 2nd.
Richard Simpson took 6-55 and son Michael Simpson (4-51) dismissed Downs for 195, of which James Barrett made 56 and Mark Wingfield-Digby 31. Matt Collins (55) and Simpson senior (50) kept Bicester's hopes alive, but they ended on 184-9.
Oxford Downs 2nd 17, Bicester & North Oxford 10
Les Hole took 4-12 and Chris Panter picked up 3-16 as Bledlow Ridge were all out for only 78 by Shipton-under-Wychwood 2nd.
Tim Senior hit an unbeaten 43 in Shipton’s 79-0.
Bledlow Ridge 0, Shipton 25
Greg Jenkins (4-34) and Andy Lane (4-35) restricted Sandford St Martin to 121-8 in a 40 over innings.
Tom Goffe then took 3-30 but only delayed the inevitable as Daniel Catt (57no) and Pip Webb (31no) steered Cublington to 124-4 in the 24th over.
Cublington 25, Sandford St Martin 5
The Long Marston and Banbury 3rd clash was rained off.
Long Marston 6, Banbury 3rd 6