Oxford MailCRICKET: Oxfordshire young guns struggle despite Cater's fine knock (From Oxford Mail)

Get involved: send your photos, videos, news & views by texting OXFORD NEWS to 80360 or email us

CRICKET: Oxfordshire young guns struggle despite Cater's fine knock

Oxford Mail: Jonny Cater hits out during his 92 Jonny Cater hits out during his 92

A FINE innings from Jonny Cater could not prevent a depleted Oxfordshire side from struggling on the opening day in their Unicorns County Championship Western Division match against Wiltshire at Banbury yesterday.

Cater hammered 92 as the hosts were bowled out for 228. By the close Wiltshire had raced to 151-2, only 77 runs behind.

Oxon had been hoping to include 14 year-old Jordan Garrett, who would have become their youngest-ever player in the Championship.

But the Great & Little Tew batsman was not released by Gloucestershire for the game.

After choosing to bat first, Oxon were soon in big trouble a 42-4.

The makeshift opening pair of Vishane Perera and Michael Beard, did not last long, while Shabaz Alam and youngster Curtly Slatter also fell cheaply.

It was left to Cater and Jasper Davies to rescue the innings.

They took the score to 94-4 at lunch and extended their fifth- wicket partnership to 100 before Davies fell for 13, made off 86 balls.

He played second fiddle to Cater, who contributed 86 of that partnership.

Cater was seventh out at 163, having made 92 from 114 balls with 14 fours.

Ashley Blanchard and debutant Faisal Khalid, from Leamington Spa, added 48 the for the eighth wicket to help Oxon past 200.

Wiltshire’s reply got off to a flier, with openers Jayden Levitt and Henry Langford putting on 101 in 17.3 overs as they punished Oxon’s inexperienced seam attack.

The hosts took two wickets before the close, but ended the day very much on the back foot.

Latest Sport news

Oxford United furious after being denied late penalty

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Wednesday 20th August 2014

OXFORD United were left fuming after being denied a late penalty in a 1-0 defeat at Morecambe last night.

CRICKET: Oxfordshire sign off with great win

Oxford Mail: Chad Keegan returns for Oxfordshire's Minir Counties clash with Shropshire at Banbury on Sunday

9:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

CHAD Keegan and Karl Penhale were the heroes as Oxfordshire recorded their first win of the Unicorns Counties Championship campaign in their final match after a eight-wicket success over Cheshire at Nantwich CC.

AUNT SALLY: Prince's six-hitters put Red Lion to the sword

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Black Prince boasted a trio of six-hitters in their 2-1 home win over Red Lion A Eynsham in Premier/Section 1 of the Greene King Oxford & District League, writes ANDY BEAL.

FOOTBALL: Didcot outclassed and fall to defeat

Oxford Mail: football generic

7:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

DIDCOT Town fell to an emphatic defeat in Southern League Division 1 South & West last night after losing 3-0 at home to Larkhall Athletic.

CRICKET: Gurney opens the way for Westbury

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Westbury appear OCA League Division 1 title favourites after winning their top-of-the-table clash with Great Horwood.

CRICKET: Downs tied in knots after run outs misery

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Three run outs cost Oxford Downs their second win of the season as their Cherwell League Division 1 match at Banbury 2nd ended in a dramatic tie.

Morecambe 1 (Ellison 40), Oxford Utd 0

Oxford Mail:

9:55pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

OXFORD United delivered a vastly improved performance, but were left to reflect on a controversial penalty decision which went against them in defeat at Morecambe.

Updates - Morecambe v Oxford Utd

Oxford Mail: oxford united logo 1200pix

6:58pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

All the latest news from Oxford United's visit to Morecambe in Sky Bet League Two.

Horse trial entrants can use eco-friendly bedding for mounts

Oxford Mail:

12:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

ECO-friendly bedding will be on offer in the stables of this year’s Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials.

Morris eyeing Oxford United revival

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Carlton Morris is confident Oxford United will show they are quick learners as they attempt to get off the mark in Sky Bet League Two at Morecambe tonight.

click2find

Get Adobe Flash player
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