CRICKET: Kingston almost there

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Kingston Bagpuize all but sealed the Oxfordshire Cricket Board (OCB) Indoor League title after beating Tiddington by five wickets.

Bagpuize top the table by two points and have a much better net run rate than second-placed Abingdon Vale.

Martin Shepherd’s 27 not out led Kingston to 86-1 after Tiddington were all out for 85, despite William Goodman’s 31.

Bagpuize play second-from-bottom Oxenford in their final match on Tuesday, while Abingdon, who beat Chipping Norton by three wickets this week, face Aston Rowant.

Robbie Catling hit 26 not out in Great & Little Tew’s 98-3, but Mark Walker’s 28 not out led Aston Rowant to 100-1.

Aaron Hirtenstein hit 27 not out in Oxenford’s 91-3, setting up a 35-run victory over Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts, who made 56.

Meanwhile, Great & Little Tew saw their slim promotion hopes in Division 3 of the Banbury Indoor League ended by a four-wicket defeat to Southam.

Tew were all out for 102, before John Wigley (25no) and Tom Wilkins (24no) steered Southam to 103-2 and the title.

Steve Welch (26no) and Marcus Fleming (25no) led Deddington to 117-1 with two balls left after Hinton were dismissed for 115.


Preston Capes A 112-2 (M Daynes 28no, M Daynes 27no), Wardington 108-4 (L Barnes 31no, A Tucker 23).

Castlethorpe w/o Marston St Lawrence.

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