CRICKET: Harding hammers dominant century

Wantage’s Colin Mercer takes a blow to his chest from Westcott bowler Atiq Hussain, while (below) Mohamad Khan celebrates catching him out

Wantage’s Colin Mercer takes a blow to his chest from Westcott bowler Atiq Hussain, while (below) Mohamad Khan celebrates catching him out

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Danny Harding crac-ked an unbeaten 149 as Chadlington compiled 209-3 in 35 overs of their OCA League Division 1 clash.

Although Saqib Mohammed made an excellent 94 not out, Garsington fell an agonising five runs short.

Chadlington 27pts, Garsington 6

With Westbury’s match against Charlbury abandoned, Great Horwood took full advantage to move within 15 points of the leaders.

Chasing Oxenford’s 116-7, Tom Spurr, with 38, spearheaded the reply, Horwood reaching their target with three overs to spare.

Oxenford 3pts, Great Horwood 28

Minster Lovell squeezed past Shrivenham at home.

Having dismissed the visitors for 132, with Eddie Dunn taking 3-39, they eventually prevailed in the 34th of 36 overs by three wickets.

Minster Lovell 28, Shrivenham 5

Division 2 pacesetters Radley won a tight affair at home toFaringdon.

Atif Liaquat’s 5-16 restricted Faringdon to 96 before Radley scrambled across the line six wickets down.

Radley 28pts, Faringdon 4

Stonesfield stay second after a comfortable victory at home to Tetsworth.

With the wickets shared around, they shot out the opposition for 120 before Tim Wyatt (63 no) saw his side home at 121-1.

Stonesfield 30, Tetsworth 2

Ansar Aslam (70) and Clark Berry (54no) got their Broughton & North Newington side up to 164-9.

Despite Morley Benson’s 50, Clifton Hampden were held to 144-9.

Broughton & North Newington 27, Clifton Hampden 5

Chesterton go top of Division 3 after easing past previous front runners Witney Swifts.

Replying to 116-5 off 25 overs, Chesterton knocked off the requirement for the loss of five wickets.

Chesterton 26, Witney Swifts 4

Wantage secured a nail-biting one wicket victory in their low-scoring Division 3 match at home to Westcott.

Mike Konschel (4-28) helped restrict Westcott to 100.

The hosts also struggled against Atiq Hussain (4-17) but scrambled home on 104-9.

Wantage 26, Westcott 5

A belligerent 63 from Stuart Leonard steered his Marsh Gibbon outfit to 137-4 against Wolvercote.

Despite 54 from Alex Hadcock, the chase was halted at 126, thanks to Joe Leonard’s 4-24.

Marsh Gibbon 27, Wolvercote 4

In another rain-reduced 25-over contest, Cairns Fudge piled on the runs with 154-6, Steve Shaw blasting 41 and Andy Small 39 not out.

Three wickets apiece for James Robertson (3-8) and Steve Shaw (3-17) then limited Eynsham to 65-9.

Cairns Fudge 27, Eynsham 3

James Snow smashed 130 and Andrew Wingfield Digby 84 as Swinbrook amassed 264-4 at home to Britwell Salome in Division 4.

Jack Bullivant then took 4-21 as the visitors were dismissed for 163.

Richard Nash top-scored with 52 in Charlbury’s 106-7 against Deddington.

It was not enough however, as Gerard Duncan (51no) saw his side home by seven wickets.

In the only completed match in Division 5, John Thompson’s 5-12 helped Risinghurst rout Kilkenny for 55.

Rahul Venkat then hit a quick-fire 38 as the target was reached in fewer than six overs.

With an undefeated 58, Douglas Hilliam helped Hanney put on 169-7 at home to Hook Norton 2nd in Division 6.

However, Grant Wallis (66no) and Oliver Evans (42) gave the North Oxfordshire side the win by five wickets.

Half-centuries from Great Horwood 2nd’s Simon Ridgeway (58no) and Peter McHenry (55) enabled their side to post 185-6.

Tight bowling, in particular from Andrew Ellison (3-14), reduced Oxenford 2nd to 72-7 in reply.

Bampton battered 165-5 at home to Broughton & North Newington 2nd in Division 7.

Grant Print smashed 73 and Steve Sheppard 54 not out.

The visitors were then shot out for 78, Ady Brooksbank bagging 4-14 and Josh Norris 3-23.

Despite an unbeaten 49 from George Thorne, Combe 2nd struggled to 87-4 at Cowley Internationals 2nd in Division 8.

With 41 not out, Waheed Rehman then steered the hosts to a nine-wicket victory.

Dorchester 2nd made a creditable 158-7 from 25 overs in their Division 9 contest with Wootton & Boars Hill 2nd.

Half-centuries, however, from Rama Garimella (58) and Matt Leach (54) got Wootton home by seven wickets.

In a Division 10 thriller, Kennington 2nd were bowled out for 102 at Westcott 2nd.

It was just enough as Tony Cherry’s 4-12, including a hat-trick, gave his team the win by six runs.

Wooton & Boars Hill 2nd lifted the Keith Crump Centenary Cup after easily defeating Eynsham 2nd in the final at Fringford.


They racked up 243-5 thanks primarily to an undefeated 120 from man of the match Rami Garrimella and a quick-fire 47 by skipper Marcus Charman.

Simon Steer then took 4-18 as the Eynsham innings stuttered to 93 all out.

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