WOMEN'S CRICKET: Porter and Bath shine as Oxford cruise to derby win

WOMEN'S CRICKET: Porter and Bath shine as Oxford cruise to derby win

WOMEN'S CRICKET: Porter and Bath shine as Oxford cruise to derby win

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Oxford pulled away at the top of ECB Women’s Midlands League Division 2 with a ten-wicket victory at Charlbury.

The visitors made it three wins from three after dismissing previously unbeaten Chalbury for 60.

Ellie Porter led the way with 3-16, while Martha French and Gemma Muttitt picked up two wickets apiece.

Rhian Todd (30) was the only Charlbury batsman to offer any resistance.

Oxford cruised to 63-0, Ellie Bath continuing her good form with 42.

Banbury recorded their first league win of the season with an 88-run success at Astwood Bank (Worcestershire).

A half century from Emily Ong, backed up by 31 from Rose Beck, saw Banbury to 195.

Sally Livingstone, one of eight bowlers, took 3-25 for Astwood.

In reply, Astwood Bank were dismissed for 107, Chloe Hill starring with 5-17 off her nine overs.

RESULTS

Charlbury 60 (Rhian Todd 30, E Porter 3-16), Oxford 63-0 (E Bath 42no).

Banbury 195 (E Ong 55, R Beck 31, S Livingston 3-25), Astwood Bank 107 (Chloe Hill 5–17).

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