CRICKET: Tew ton is the difference

Darryl Woods scored 45

Darryl Woods scored 45

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PAUL Tew completed a remarkable fourth century against Gloucestershire as Oxfordshire Over 50s made it three wins from four matches in Group 4 with a 15-run victory at Banbury Twenty.

Winning the toss, Tew and Darryl Woods put on 161 for the first wicket, paving the way for Oxon’s total of 247-7 from their 45 overs.

Tew hit 14 fours and one six in his 94-ball 114, made in 112 minutes despite suffering hamstring trouble in only the second over.

It was his fourth ton against the same opponents.

Gloucestershire slumped to 83-5 against some fine bowling from Kevin Taylor.

But a middle-order revival, helped by Oxon spilling six catches – four off the bowling of Ian Curtis – kept them in the chase, which eventually ended on 232 off 45.5 overs.

One more victory from their last three matches should ensure Oxon qualify for the knockout stages.

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