MINSTER Lovell maintained the pressure on OCA League Division 1 pacesetters, Cowley Internationals, with a 105-run win over Oxenford, writes DAVID QUINN.
Minster amassed 236-5, Eddie Dunn top-scoring with 53.
Dunn then capped a fine afternoon by taking 6-40 as the visitors were fired out for 131.
- Minster Lovell 30pts, Oxenford 4
Westbury’s Tom Gurney also put in a great performance with both bat and ball, in a 106-run win away at Hook Norton.
First, he contributed 90 of his team’s 237-5 and then grabbed 4-27 as the hosts were dismissed for 131.
- Hook Norton 4, Westbury 30
Cowley Internationals stayed top courtesy of a seven-wicket home defeat of Charlbury.
Nadeem Khan was the principal destroyer with 5-28 as the visitors were despatched for 117.
The target was reached in the 23rd over of the reply, Asif Shah making 43.
- Cowley Internationals 30, Charlbury 3
Cowley Internationals’ Zabi Saeed fires one down during their seven-wicket victory over Charlbury
Great Horwood were rewarded for their trip to Chadlington with victory by 46 runs.
Horwood’s 154 did not look enough, but 4-27 from Alan Armitage and 3-32 from Dale Armitage led to the home side capitulating to 108 all out.
- Chadlington 6, Great Horwood 28
Conor Taylor was another with an excellent Saturday.
Ably-assisted by Alex Bowles (61no), his 59 enabled hosts Shrivenham to surpass the 204 posted by Garsington, winning by six wickets.
Earlier, he had taken 3-54.
- Shrivenham 30, Garsington 7
Radley’s grip on Division 2 loosened somewhat with a four-wicket defeat at Broughton & North Newington, coupled with victories for their main rivals.
Stuart Morgan’s 5-34 helped Broughton restrict their guests to 150 before Anwar Aslam led the successful run chase with 44.
- Broughton & North Newington 30, Radley 6
Second-placed Chipping Norton remain hot on the heels of the leaders following a six-wicket win over Faringdon.
Having bundled out their visitors for 135, Martin Elliott (3-31) and Adam Wallington (3-31) starring with the ball, an undefeated 46 from Ian Widdows guided Chippy home in the 40th over.
- Chipping Norton 30, Faringdon 4
Stonesfield also took advantage of Radley’s slip-up, with 107 not out from newly-married Jamie Burns the platform for the hosts’ 245-4.
Sam Hubbard then tore into the Combe batters taking 5-47 as they were all out for 175, 70 runs adrift.
In a tight affair at Tetsworth, the hosts closed on 145-9, with Matt Bradford making 46.
Despite 43 not out from Anthony Shepherd, Watlington’s response fell tantalisingly nine runs short on 136, Aruna de Alwis their principal antagonist with 5-30.
- Tetsworth 28, Watlington 6
Half-centuries from Alistar Slay (61) and Julian Hillman (50) helped Clifton Hampden post an impressive 209-8.
However, 78 not out from Jack Mulford allowed East & West Hendred to overtake the away side’s total with only five wickets down.
- East & West Hendred 29, Clifton Hampden 7
In Division 3, tremendous bowling from Chesterton pace duo Trevor Price (5-12) and Steve Lewis (4-17) skittled Wolvercote for 94.
Graham White then cracked a sure-fire 49 as the home team won by nine wickets.
- Chesterton 30, Wolvercote 1
Chesterton’s success saw them displace Cairns Fudge at the head of the table, the latter falling away to Witney Swifts by 24 runs.
Jason Seacole (66) and Josh Grant (55) took Swifts up to 226-6 before Andy Small’s unbeaten 84 was in vain as Fudge’s reply ended at 202.
- Witney Swifts 29, Cairns Fudge 8
In another close contest, Marsh Gibbon piled on 198-8 at Fringford, Stuart Leonard bashing 66.
Jonny Reid then followed up his ton the week before with 60 but his side were all out for 171, Steven Turner the pick of the bowlers with 4-41.
- Fringford 7, Marsh Gibbon 29
Waqas Ur-Rehman recorded figures of 6-26 as Eynsham struggled to 131 against visitors Westcott.
An unbeaten 60 from Rehman Ullah then steered his team home for the loss of five wickets.
In a Division 4 thriller at Hanborough, visitors Kidlington racked up 200-8, Chris East top-scoring with 43.
Despite 4-67 from Steve Litten, the hosts scrambled a single-wicket win off the final ball, Matthew Nielsen contributing 51.
A knock of 147 from Joel King enabled Hailey to post 226 at home to Swinbrook.
Andrew Wingfield-Digby took 5-44 and then made 41, but Swinbrook fell 11 runs short.
Kennington reached 191 in their Division 5 clash with Uffington, with Paul Tyrer making 56.
Teammate Duncan Robson then claimed 5-53 but Uffington held out to record a one-wicket success on the road.
Chris Pascoe smashed 105 and son, Oliver, hit 67, as Stanton Harcourt amassed 362-7 at home.
Kilkenny danger man Darren Gordon got to 70, but his dismissal precipitated a collapse to 155 all out, 207 runs shy of their target.
Hanney paceman Douglas Hilliam claimed 5-39 at home to Steventon in Division 6.
The visitors were skittled for 98, James Hilliam also getting in on the act with 4-11 to add to his 55 in his Hanney’s earlier 138-9 to claim a 40-run win.
Fifteen-year-old Harry Lewis, scored 97 as Westbury 2nd recorded 248 at home to Hook Norton 2nd.
Hooky went down by 61 runs as they were restricted to 187-7, Ron Ridgeway taking 3-43.
Ducklington's Kane Lewis (pictured) fired 73 in his side’s 62-run win at home to Stonesfield 2nd.
He then took 3-36 as Stonesfield, replying to 188 all out were dismissed for 126.
Gary Butler’s 5-35 enabled Marcham 2nd to bundle out Hanborough 2nd for 111 in their Division 8 match up.
Despite Adrian Buckingham taking an impressive 5-19, the home side prevailed by three wickets, Stephen Hill making 32.
Muhammed Ishaq Khademi (3-24), Asif Khan (3-29) and Santha Thirinpathi (3-14) all took three wickets on home soil for Division 9 outfit Risinghurst 2nd.
The trio held Dorchester 2nd to 144.
An unbeaten 61 from Dave Hewes then got Risinghurst over the line for the loss of six wickets.
Steve Edwards (5-10) and Stephen Poole (4-17) starred with the ball for Kilkenny 2nd as Westcott 2nd were routed for 74 to claim a 66-run away win in their Division 10 clash.
Skipper Daniel Floyd, with an undefeated 61, had earlier guided Kilkenny to 140-8.
Alll three results were possible up to the last ball as hosts Chesterton 2nd edged out Sunningwell 2nd by two wickets in the Centenary Cup quarter-finals.
Chesterton’s pair of captain Ami Mishra (62no) and Alan Phillips came together needing 39 runs from nine overs and scrambled home with a single off a wide.
JJ Smith (51) led Sunningwell to 160, which looked like being enough, despite Simon Morse taking 4-42.
Chesterton needed more than 100 at the half-way stage with only five wickets left and played out the penultimate over as a maiden, but still edged through.
CENTENARY CUP QUARTER-FINALS
Sunningwell 2nd 160 (J Smith 51, S Morse 4-42, A Mishra 3-25), Chesterton 2nd 161-8 (A Mishra 62no).
Eynsham 2nd 177 (D Cole 61, K Reid 31, S Oldfield 5-21, D Victor 3-36), Deddington 2nd 95 (G Cook 4-17).
OSBERTON RADIATORS CUP QUARTER-FINALS
Combe 2nd 92-9 (A Parke 4-14), Brill 48 (D Gardner 6-20, G Neyroud 3-24).
Ducklington 106 (D Possee 6-35), Hanborough 107-4.
Swinbrook 2nd 197 (K Morland 98), Chipping Norton 2nd 193 (D Stafford 68, K Morland 4-33, J Bullivant 4-35).
Bampton 170 (G Print 31, M Adil 4-27, I Mohammed 3-40), Cowley Internationals 2nd 112 (A Brooksbank 3-18, C Rossie 3-31).
Shrivenham 2nd 203 (S Bowles 64, D Laud 58, A Hirtenstein 4-38), Oxenford 2nd 132 (S Karki 31, J Cunningham 3-30, R Deacon 3-33).