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CRICKET: Henderson gives Horspath a lift
10:30am Wednesday 4th September 2013 in Sport
HORSPATH 2nd will go up if they beat Oxford Downs 2nd or collect 12 points from a draw this weekend.
On Saturday they battered Bledlow Ridge by eight wickets, relegating their rivals.
Ben Henderson (3-13) took a hat-trick and Andy Cummings collected 3-14 as Ridge could muster only 152. Dominic O’Connor (48) got the reply going and Stephen Green (60no) finished it off.
Horspath 25pts, Bledlow Ridge 4
Promoted Long Marston need one point at home to Sandford St Martin this week to be champions after hammering Cublington, who drop to third. James Cockbain hit 83 in Marston’s 231-9, then James Beasley (4-5) and Pete Toovey (3-46) helped bowl out the hosts for only 116.
Cublington 5, Long Marston 25
Paddy Daniel (70), Alex Ling (51) and Graeme Coates (50) led Oxford Downs 2nd to 248-6 in their clash with Shipton-under-Wychwood 2nd.
Chris Panter took 3-56 and then top scored with 32, but Johnny Law (4-28) helped dismiss the hosts for 146.
Shipton 2nd 4, Oxford Dns 2nd 25
Tim Lowe (66no) and Mark Robey (50) led Sandford St Martin to a seven-wicket win over Bicester & North Oxford.
They were chasing Bicester’s 164 all out, which saw Jon Pilgrim hit 44, with Greg Pearson taking 3-25 and Dan Green 3-36.
Sandf’d St Martin 25, Bicester & NO 6
Neil Roberts hit 131 as Dinton 2nd declared on 278-7 at Banbury 3rd. Asif Hussain (40) and Mike Thomas (33no) salvaged a draw as Banbury made 210-6.
Banbury 3rd 7, Dinton 2nd 17