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CRICKET: Holmes’ top six keeps Horspath title hopes alive
10:30am Wednesday 21st August 2013 in Sport
HORSPATH 2nd are back in the promotion places and still have a chance of being champions after beating leaders Long Marston in style.
Stephen Green hit 84 and Steve Moss took 6-35 in Horspath’s 162 all out.
Then Ceri Holmes captured 6-20 as Marston were rolled over for 70.
Horspath 2nd 25pts, Long Marston 5
Cublington dropped to third after being frustrated by the weather at Banbury 3rd.
They racked up 249-4 before the rain came, with Bill Burton (115no) becoming the first Cublington player to notch a ton this season.
Banbury were resisting the visiting attack on 73-1 from 22 overs, with Olly Clarke 32 not out, when rain stopped play.
Banbury 3rd 4, Cublington 9
Dinton 2nd smashed the highest score in the division this season, but ended the day with only one point.
Their 252-7 at Shipton-under-Wychwood 2nd featured an unbeaten 82 by Dan Ripley, while Joe Cockroft collected 4-62.
But rain prevented any play after tea, and Dinton were deducted five points for failing to provide a scorer.
Shipton-under-Wychwood 2nd 6, Dinton 2nd 1
Bicester & North Oxford and Bledlow Ridge saw their match abandoned for the second time this summer.
Ridge had made 138-9 from 43 overs, with Shahin Ali (4-43) and Mike Simpson (3-31) both in the wickets, before the game had to be called off.
Bicester & North Oxford 6, Bledlow Ridge 6
No play was possible in the clash between Sandford St Martin and Oxford Downs 2nd, which effectively ended the visitors’ promotion hopes.
Sandford St Martin 6, Oxford Downs 6