CRICKET: Tew sets up exciting victory for Banbury

Ian Tew starred for Banbury

Ian Tew starred for Banbury

First published in Sport

A sparkling innings from Ian Tew led Banbury to a thrilling last-over victory at home to Tring Park to stay in touch at the top of Serious Cricket Home Counties Premier League Division 1.

Tew made 61 off 73 balls to provide the vital spark as Banbury, chasing 230 for victory, got home with five wickets and just two balls to spare.

Tring chose to bat first and were indebted to William Jones, who made 101 off 111 balls, to lay the platform for a formidable total.

But their other batsmen struggled to score quickly agsainst a consistent Banbury attack.

Spinners Luke Ryan and Jimmy Phillips picked up most of the wickets, but the seamers bowled tightly too.

Banbury’s reply was built around a second-wicket stand of 109 between Lloyd Sabin and the fluent Tew.

Sabin played the sheet-anchor role with 78 from 153 balls, before free-scoring Nathan Hawkes and Jonny Cater got Banbury over the line in an exciting finish.

Cater’s unbeaten 37 came off 40 balls.

Oxford United's out-of-contract players to learn fate in next week

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Tuesday 21st April 2015

Michael Appleton has promised he will look players in the eye and tell them straight if they are not in his plans for Oxford United next season.

FOOTBALL: Banbury United set for must-win rearranged clash

Oxford Mail:

8:20am Tuesday 21st April 2015

ALMOST six months after the initial fixture was abandoned, Banbury United host Slough Town in their rearranged EvoStik Southern League Premier Division match tonight – with their league survival on the line.

WOMEN'S FOOTBALL: Taylor unhappy as Oxford United lose to Aston Villa

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 21st April 2015

OXFORD United Women fell to a third straight defeat as they were beaten 2-0 at home to Aston Villa in FA Women’s Super League 2 on Sunday.

GOLF: Club captain shoots an amazing albatross

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 21st April 2015

Richard Squires was stunned to discover he had claimed golf’s rarest feat at Cotswolds Club, Chipping Norton.

MOTORSPORT: Georgina Polden fights back from last place

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Tuesday 21st April 2015

Georgina Polden, from Oxford, ended a frustrating weekend at Brands Hatch with a brilliant eighth place finish in the second HEL Performance British Motostar Championship race, after starting from the back of the grid.

MOTORSPORT: Matt Chapman's mixed weekend

Oxford Mail: Motor sport, racing car and driver generic image for sport

7:00am Tuesday 21st April 2015

Oxford's Matt Chapman finished 11th and 16th in the second race meeting of the Ginetta Junior Championship at Donington Park over the weekend.

MOTORSPORT: Jason Plato can't cash in after superb opening start

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Tuesday 21st April 2015

Oxford-based Jason Plato was feeling positive after claiming a victory, a fifth and an eighth place in the latest rounds of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at Donington Park.

GOLF: Mason and Archer get Burford on the board

Oxford Mail: golf generic

7:00am Tuesday 21st April 2015

DEFENDING champions Burford got up and running in Section 1 with a 2-1 win at home to The Oxfordshire in the Shaw Gibbs Oxfordshire Foursomes League.

RUGBY UNION: Ed Keohane shines as eight-try Chinnor cruise past Shelford

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Tuesday 21st April 2015

ED Keohane scored 22 points as Chinnor racked up eight tries in a convincing 52-13 victory over Shelford at Kingsey Road.

RUGBY UNION: Relegated Oxford Harlequins heavily beaten on last day of season

Oxford Mail:

6:50am Tuesday 21st April 2015

OXFORD Harlequins suffered defeat on the last day of their National League 3 South West campaign with a 59-14 loss at Bournemouth.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree