CRICKET: Sanklecha shines but Shipton are denied

Anupam Sanklecha took six wickets for Shipton

Anupam Sanklecha took six wickets for Shipton

First published in Sport
Last updated

Anupam Sanklecha starred for Shipton-under-Wychwood, but just failed to save them from an agonising one-wicket defeat at home to Cove in Saturday’s tense Serious Cricket Home Counties League Division 2 encounter.

The Indian medium-pacer captured 6-39 as Cove chased a victory target of 137, but Shipton could not prevent the visitors’ last pair adding the final nine runs for victory.

The hosts made an inauspicious start, losing both openers Joe Barrett and Charlie Brain for nought after being put in to bat.

Batting was never easy, but Craig Wood and and wicket-keeper Calvin Dickinson then produced the highest stand of the match – 63 for the third wicket – to get the innings back on its feet.

Dickinson was eventually run out for 51, but any hopes of Shipton reaching a healthy total evaporated when they lost five wickets for four runs on the way to being all out for 136 in the 52nd over.

Najeeb Bashir Malik captured 5-38 for Cove.

Sanklecha then brought Shipton back into the match by single-handedly reducing Cove to 35-4.

Sanklecha and left-arm spinner Shaun Miller bowled in tandem for most of the innings and together they had Cove really struggling at 100-8.

The hosts were favourites now, but visiting skipper Andrew Short held firm.

Miller, who returned 3-46, trapped James Sharrod lbw with nine runs still needed for victory.

But the last pair, aided by Saklecha putting down a hard caught and bowled chance, eked out the winning runs in four overs.

Sport Latest Sport news

CRICKET: Unicorns Counties Trophy final

11:18am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Live coverage from Wormsley as Oxfordshire take on Devon in their first Minor Counties Trophy final

It's heartbreak for Oxford United, but Appleton so proud of team

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

MICHAEL Appleton was hugely proud by the way Oxford United stood up to West Bromwich Albion as a dramatic night saw the underdogs knocked out after a penalty shoot-out.

AUNT SALLY: Ward's heroics help Six Bells catch the Pigeons

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Six Bells C Kidlington clipped the Three Pigeons wings 2-1 as the top two clashed in the Greene King Oxford & District League Premier Section.

RACING: Hill hosts open day

Oxford Mail: Lawney Hill trains I Have Dreamed

8:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Aston Rowant trainer Lawney Hill stages a public open day at her Woodway Farm stables on Saturday, September 13 (10am-12.30pm).

CRICKET: Magnificent Callow has the final word

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Nathan Callow was the star as Marsh Gibbon saw off Wantage by 33 runs at Chipping Norton to win the competition for the first time.

Who was Oxford United's man of the match at West Brom?

Oxford Mail: oxford united logo 1200pix

1:42am Wednesday 27th August 2014

West Brom 1 (Mullins og 29) Oxford Utd 1 (Hylton 86) (West Brom win 7-6 on pens)

Oxford Mail: oxford united logo 1200pix

10:56pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

OXFORD United put in a magnificent effort as they took West Bromwich Albion all the way to a penalty shoot-out at the Hawthorns.

Updates - West Brom v Oxford Utd

Oxford Mail: oxford united logo 1200pix

6:56pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

All the latest news from Oxford United's Capital One Cup tie at West Brom.

FOOTBALL: Stein resigns as Banbury United manager

Oxford Mail: Edwin Stein wants a positive response after Tuesday's 8-0 defeat at Chesham United

12:20pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Edwin Stein has resigned as manager of Banbury United following yesterday's 5-0 home thrashing by Cirencester Town.

Oxford United new signing Will Hoskins is buzzing

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

WILL Hoskins is champing at the bit to get started at Oxford United and the striker is hopeful he can make his debut at West Bromwich Albion tonight (8).

Comments (1)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

9:02am Mon 16 Jun 14

shaunmiller says...

Hi. Your report was slightly wrong.
My caught and bowled chance was to take the 9th wicket(which was Short and would have probably won us the game) and not the 10th, it was an easy chance I am afraid to say.
Anupam had a very very difficult chance in the over before we finally lost to caught and bowled Short, but it was one of those that sticks one in fifty as the batsman smashed it back at Anupam who tried to take it whilst completing his follow through.

Shaun
Hi. Your report was slightly wrong. My caught and bowled chance was to take the 9th wicket(which was Short and would have probably won us the game) and not the 10th, it was an easy chance I am afraid to say. Anupam had a very very difficult chance in the over before we finally lost to caught and bowled Short, but it was one of those that sticks one in fifty as the batsman smashed it back at Anupam who tried to take it whilst completing his follow through. Shaun shaunmiller
  • Score: 1

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

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