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CRICKET: Oxford glory bid kept alive by Hall and Biel
11:00am Wednesday 28th August 2013 in Sport
OXFORD 3rd maintained their promotion bid by dominating their draw with fellow contenders Leighton Buzzard 2nd.
Adam Hall scored 105no and Alf Symons added 62 in Oxford’s 230-7.
Then Callaem Biel collected 7-60 as Town were restricted to 201-8.
Oxford 3rd 18pts, Leighton B 2nd 8
Joe Butcher bowled brilliantly to finish with 6-30, but was not quite able to take Abingdon Vale 2nd to what would have been an impressive win over leaders Great Brickhill 2nd.
Vale were defending 154 all out, during which Glenn Burrows took 3-13 and Josh Simmons 3-23.
Andy Ward struck 43 in Brickhill’s 135-9.
Abingdon V 2nd 15, G Brickhill 2nd 9
Thame Town 2nd hit 250-7 before declaring over 50 overs at Cumnor 2nd. Richard Carr smacked 97.
Cumnor had a go after tea, James Fitzjohn hitting 61 and Mark Carpenter 49, but they were left to cling on at 211-9.
Cumnor 2nd 7, Thame 2nd 20
Steve James (66), Keith Sims (56no) and Nick Edmondson (45) took Tiddington 2nd to an imposing 235-3 at home to Challow & Childrey 2nd.
James Smith struck 37 after the break, but Matt Weeks (4-20) and Andy Parke (3-17) combined to dismiss Challow for 161.
Tiddington 2nd 25, Challow 2nd 4
Twyford 2nd were unable to raise a side for their match with Kimble.
Twyford 2nd 0, Kimble 25