DAN Smith ripped through the Great & Little Tew batting line-up to take 4-18 and give Sandford St Martin a crushing 76-run win in Division 1 of the Banbury Indoor League.

Smith’s super figures sent Tew crashing to 48 all out off just 6.2 overs after Sandford had rattled up 124-4, with Chris Thompson (29no) and Martin Anson (27no) leading the way.


Shipston-on-Stour 110-5 (10 ovs, M Ireland 44no, J Murphy 33, L Cherry 2-45), Cropredy 105 (9.5 ovs, P Somerton 35, L Cherry 22, J Godson 2-44).

Sandford St Martin 124-4 (10 ovs, C Thompson 29no, M Anson 27no, L Brock 2-39), Great & Little Tew 48 (6.2 ovs, D Smith 4-18).

Preston Capes 90 (C Harper 28), Cropredy A 91-1 (8.3 ovs, T Bennett 26no, P Cooling 21).

Charlbury 54-3 (10 ovs), Banbury 55-1 (5.4 ovs).

  •  LUKE Finch hit an unbeaten 47 to set Oxford on the way to a 79-run victory over Uffington in the Oxfordshire Indoor Competition at St Gregory the Great School, Oxford.

Finch, with good support from Arthur Muir (27no) and Kasim Nawaz (25), steered Oxford to 129-2.

Nawaz then completed a good all-round effort by taking 2-16 as Uffington were shot out for 50.


Oxford & Bletchington Nondescripts 42, Horspath 46-0 (P Foster 27no).

Oxford 129-2 (L Finch 47no, A Muir 27no, K Nawaz 25no), Uffington 50 (K Nawaz 2-16).

  • CHIPPING Norton School triumphed in the Lady Taverners Girls Under 13 Indoor Tournament at Blackbird Leys Leisure Centre.

They scored 71 in the final to beat Cheney School (Oxford) by 18 runs, and now go on to the regional play-offs.

  • CLUBS in Oxfordshire who have been badly hit by severe flooding and storm damage this winter are being encouraged to apply for funding from Sport England.

The Oxfordshire Cricket Board posted a notice on their website yesterday with details of the organisation’s £5m flood relief fund to help restore pitches and repair sports facilities damaged by the floods and storms.

A summary of the Sport England Fund can be found at sportengland.org/floodfund.   

The England and Wales Cricket Board have also pledged to support clubs through its own ‘Emergency Fund’, particularly those that require immediate assistance to ensure cricket can be played during this summer, and those clubs that cannot meet Sport England requirements.