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CRICKET: Webb's feat brings Hook stunning win
8:00am Wednesday 31st July 2013 in Sport
ADAM Webb led Hook Norton to a crushing 291-run home victory over Oxenford in sensational style.
Chris Belcher smashed 111 and Tom Bartlett 86 as Hooky amassed 369-9 from their 45 overs.
But the Division 1 match was won thanks to a remarkable last over from Webb.
He took four wickets, including a hat-trick, in his over to finish off the visitors just as the heavens opened.
Oxenford were shot out for 78, with Craig Barber taking 3-24.
Hook Norton 30pts, Oxenford 5
Westbury stay top of the table after running out 69-run victors at Minster Lovell.
With many games falling victim to the rain, Westbury were in a hurry, dismissing their hosts for 99 after posting 168 all out.
With rain looming, Charlie Harper took 3-15 to ensure victory.
Minster Lovell 6,Westbury 28
Shrivenham’s game at Garsington was well-poised when it was abandoned.
Batting first, Garsington were bowled out for 163 as Matt Brown took 4-24 and Adam Tucker 3-44.
Shrivenham appeared to be struggling at 109-6, before the rain.
Garsington 11, Shrivenham 11
Charlbury were heading towards victory at home to Chadlington before the rain.
Chasing Chadlington’s 137-9, Adam Mayho (45no) had led Charlbury to 123-3 when the bad weather set in.
Charlbury 11, Chadlington 8
Rain ruined East & West Hendred’s home clash with Broughton & North Newington.
Jack Mulford hit 109 not out, Mark Baring 63 and Ivan Mulford 51 as Hendred hit 271-5.
Broughton were struggling at 51-5 before the match was abandoned.
Hendred 12, Broughton 7
In Division 2, Cowley Internationals suffered their second successive defeat, crashing to a nine-wicket loss at Faringdon.
Mike Hume took 6-22 and Nick Giles 3-26 as Cowley were skittled out for 55, before Luke Bowerman hit 31 not out to lead Faringdon to 56-1.
Faringdon 30, Cowley Internationals 0
Chipping Norton were shot out for 35 as visitors Stonesfield won by 126 runs.
Tim Wyatt hit 58 in Stonesfield’s 161 all out, and then Tom Gubbins took 6-9 and Ed Oakley 4-25 in Chippy’s reply.
Chipping Norton 5, Stonesfield 28
Tetsworth saw off visitors Marsh Gibbon by 34 runs.
Muralidharan Jeyachandaran top-scored with 46 in Tetsworth’s 163 all out, Sat Vadivale taking 4-42.
In reply, Marsh Gibbon crawled to 129-9 as Aruna De Alwis took 3-10.
Tetsworth 28, Marsh Gibbon 7
Watlington’s match at home to Great Horwood fell victim to the weather.
Edd Howlett hit 86 and Steve Strong 52 in Watlington’s 258-6.
In reply, Horwood were 177-3.
Watlington 11 Great Horwood 11
Clifton Hampden and Winslow were also denied by the rain.
The home side posted 249-6, while Winslow were 184-1 before it was abandoned.
Clifton Hampden 11, Winslow 12
In Division 3, Wantage were in a hurry as they raced to an eight-wicket win at Witney Swifts to take over at the top.
Swifts were shot out for 123, despite 68 from Andy Fisher.
Wantage eased to victory at 124-2, led by Barry Martin (48) and Colin Mercer (35no).
Witney Swifts 3, Wantage 30
Combe’s Robbie Nicholson led his side to an 86-run home victory over Fringford.
Hassan Mohsin (72) and Nicholson (40) led Combe to 220-4, before Nicholson took 5-37 from 12 overs as Fringford were dismissed for 134.
Combe 30, Fringford 4
Britwell Salome’s clash at Chesterton fell victim to the rain.
Posting 201-5 for whom John Dennis hit 57 and Stuart Symes 55, Britwell had taken two Chesterton wickets as the hosts were 88-2 when the match was called off.
Chesterton 8, Britwell Salome 11
Eynsham’s decision to make a declaration saw them beat Deddington by 130 runs in Division 4.
Sam Jones smashed 144 as Eynsham declared on 252-6 to give themselves more time to bowl at their visitors.
Deddington, playing for rain, closed on 122-5 after 45 overs – before the weather turned.
Eynsham 27pts, Deddington 7
Perry Tinson led Hailey to a three-wicket home win over Swinbrook.
He took 3-13 in Swinbrook’s 98 all out, before hitting 34 not out to lead Hailey to 99-7.
Hailey 26, Swinbrook 4
Damian Wiskin shone with bat and ball for Wootton & Boars Hill as they ran out eight-wicket home victors over West Ilsley.
Wiskin claimed 6-14 to help shoot out Ilsley for 116, before hitting 79 not out in Wootton’s 119-2.
Wootton & BH 30, West Ilsley 3
Stanton St John Willows were in a command-ing position against visitors Garsington 2nd before the heavens opened.
Sharaz Rana (62) and Rezwan Rana (52no) led Willows to 221-5, before Rezwan claimed 4-8 to reduce Garsington to 29-6 when the rain came.
Willows 13, Garsington 2nd 7
The match between Wolvercote and Charlbury 2nd was also washed out.
Wolvercote 10, Charlbury 2nd 9
Kidlington closed the gap on leaders Kilkenny after a five-wicket home victory.
Kilkenny crawled to 101-8 in their 45 overs, Duncan Macdonald batting throughout for 35 not out, while Dan Farrant claimed 5-16.
Kidlington sealed victory, reaching 102-5.
Kidlington 27, Kilkenny 3
Hanborough enjoyed a six-wicket win over visitors Kennington.
Jai Patel’s 38 was the only contribution in Kilkenny’s 87 all out, Martyn Oliver taking 4-6.
Glen Willet hit 32 to lead Hanborough to 91-4.
Hanborough 29, Kennington 3
Cassington Rescue were poised for victory at home to West Witney before it rained.
Junaid Mumtaz (73) and Jason Fuller (58) led Cassington to 202-7, while West Witney were 128-7 before the match was called off.
Cassington Rescue 13, West Witney 10
Uffington were 100-2 chasing Great Horwood 2nd’s 168-7 when their match was abandoned.
Great Horwood 2nd 9, Uffington 9
Marcham’s home clash with Stanton Harcourt was also washed out.
Stanton Harcourt were 98-5 chasing Marcham’s 161-8.
Marcham 9, Stanton Harcourt 10
In Division 6, Minster Lovell 2nd were another side scuppered by the bad weather.
Batting first, Minster posted 202-8. Oxenford were on the brink at 70-9, but were saved by the rain.
Oxenford 2nd 5, Minster Lovell 2nd 14
Doug Hilliam’s 118 not out proved in vain as Hanney’s home clash with Sunningwell was washed out.
Hanney posted 282-7 and Sunningwell were 66-0 when the heavens opened.
Hanney 10, Sunningwell 8
Swinbrook 2nd beat the rain to see off Kidlington 2nd by three wickets.
Mark Reed claimed 5-39 to help dismiss Kidlington for 120, before Swinbrook edged home at 121-7.
The matches at Uffington, Steventon and Westbury 2nd were all abandoned.
In Division 8, Cowley International 2nd’s Idris Mohammed took 5-14 to help his side to a nine-wicket home win over Marcham 2nd.
Marcham were shot out for 65, before Abubakar Khan hit 36 not out in Cowley’s 68-1.
Radley 2nd shot out their visitors, West Ilsley 2nd, for just 51 as Darren Jones took 5-8. Radley then cruised to 53-2.
Ducklington crushed visitors Chesterton 2nd by eight wickets. Andy Walker took 4-18 in Chesterton’s 94 all out, before Stuart Weston hit 39 not out to see Ducklington to 95-2.
Chipping Norton 2nd cruised to a nine-wicket win at Broughton & North Newington 2nd.
Sam Elliott hit 81 not out in Chippy’s 166-1 as they eased past the home side’s 165 all out.
Witney Swifts 2nd marched on at the top of Division 9 with a crushing nine-wicket win at Sunningwell 2nd.
Debutant youngster Elliot Braggins was the star turn, taking 6-11 to dismiss Sunningwell for only 86. Josh Grant (42no) led Swifts to 87-1.
In Division 10, Kennington 2nd were three-wicket victors at Westcott 2nd, their second win of the season.
Restricting their hosts to 186-7, Kennington reached 187-7 as Nathan Robins hit 79.