4:23pm Monday 29th June 2009
The batsmen had it all their own way in the Division 5 match between Challow & Childrey 2nd and Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts 2nd, which inevitably ended in a draw .
Chris Day (86), Rupert Taylor (52) and Anthony Benson (48no) helped Nondies reach an impressive 310-7 after they chose to bat on a flat track. Day and Taylor added 121 in 20 overs for the third wicket.
Owen Dimbylow then hit a magnificent 108 not out, while Graham Frankland took 4-44 in Challow's 194-6.
Challow 2nd 10 pts, Nondies 2nd 14
A sparkling all-round performance by Ian Bryan helped Bicester & North Oxford 2nd defeat Abingdon Vale 2nd by five wickets.
Bryan took 5-26 with his left-arm spin as Vale limped to 138 all out, despite 51 from Michael Howe-Davies and 41 from Jonathan Bevan 41.
Bicester slumped to 43-5 in reply before Bryan (60no) saw them home in the 38th over.
Bic & N Ox 2nd 25, Abingdn V 2nd 7
The top-of-the-table clash between Banbury 3rd and Wallingford was bubbling up nicely when rain called an early halt to proceedings.
Mark Bowman had hit 59 in Wallingford's 230-8, then Sam Ryan (36) had helped Banbury reach 75-2 from 20 overs when the match was abandoned.
Banbury 3rd 7, Wallingford 9
Great & Little Tew 2nd were undone by a fine spell of bowling from Marc Hignell, who took 5-41, as they collapsed to 96 all out and a 126 run defeat at Chearsley.
Earlier, Russell Haynes had hit 51 and Michael Darby taken 3-20 in the home side's 222 all out in 45.4 overs.
Chearsley 25, Gt & Little Tew 2nd 5
Richard Dryden's 96 was the only score of note in Bledlow Ridge 2nd's innings at Leighton Buzzard Town 2nd, which ended with them 174 all out in the 50th over.
Ben Friday then hit 61 for Town, who reached 177-5 with almost 20 overs to spare, despite Geoff Tombs’s 3-44.
L Buzzard 2nd 25, Bledlow R 2nd 8
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