CRICKET: Didcot lose more ground after thrashing at leaders

CRICKET: Didcot lose more ground after thrashing at leaders

CRICKET: Didcot lose more ground after thrashing at leaders

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DIVISION 5

DIDCOT 2nd fell further behind at the bottom after being rolled over for 91 by unbeaten Brackley, who went top of the table in the process.

Keith Cartwright (3-8) was one of five visiting bowlers to enjoy success.

Brackley used only 14.5 overs in pursuit of victory, Eric Carpenter finishing on 45 not out in their 94-2.

Didcot 2nd 2pts, Brackley 25

Abingdon Vale 2nd lost top spot after drawing their rain-affected match with Oxford 3rd.

Tom Guntrip top scored with 39 in Vale’s 155-6, while Callaem Biel bagged 3-57.

Harry Porter then hit 61 and Miles Picknett scored 30 after the interval, but Luke Mitchell picked up 3-36 and Oxford fell short on 138-6.

Abingdon Vale 2nd 11, Oxford 3rd 7

Ian McStay (5-16) and Liam Evans (3-28) saw Thame Town 2nd restrict Bledlow Village 2nd to 131-9 from 43 overs.

James Hawkes made 30 for the visitors, but Thame’s Guy Holmes scored an unbeaten 57 in their 133-4.

Thame Tn 2nd 25, Bledlow Vill 2nd 6

Nathan Brooks (32) and Ben Smith (30) enable Tiddington 2nd to declare on 190-7 after 39 overs against Cumnor 2nd.

Rain left the visitors only 22 overs in reply, during which Mark Kirsten hit 54 as the match fizzled out into a draw with Cumnor on 129-6.

Tiddington 2nd 16, Cumnor 2nd 4

Elliott Newman (4-34) and Stefan Read (3-27) joined forces to dismiss Twyford 2nd for 83 and clinch an 88-run victory for Stokenchurch.

Earlier Joe Brown hit 95 not out and Ian Perna took 3-27 in the visitors’ 171-7.

Twyford 2nd 3, Stokenchurch 25

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