CRICKET: Sandford scrape home against battling Tew

CRICKET: Sandford scrape home against battling Tew

CRICKET: Sandford scrape home against battling Tew

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DIVISION 3

GREAT & Little Tew 2nd lost opener Sam Barnes to the first ball of their match at leaders Sandford St Martin before slumping to 116 all out.

Although Danny Smith took some tap, he finished with 6-63 from 11.1 overs.

At 73-6, Tew were struggling to reach three figures until No 8 Sam Smith (37) gave them something to defend.

Sandford were also 0-1 after one ball when Lawrence Brock (3-33) removed Thomas Goffe, but Grant Phillips-Tebb (33) stabilised their reply and they just managed to scrape together 117-8.

Sandford St Martin 25, Great & Little Tew 2nd 9

Neil Davies took 4-14 as Shipton-under-Wychwood 2nd were restricted to 118-6 from 40 overs after being put into bat at Dinton 2nd.

David Bugge hit 33 not out.

Robert Seymour then took 4-37 to keep Shipton in the game, but Dan Ripley held his nerve to hit 32 not out and steer the hosts to 122-7.

Dinton 2nd 25, Shipton 2nd 8

None of the other three matches in the division got under way as the wet weather took its toll.

Banbury 3rd 6, Buckingham Town 2nd 6

Bicester & N Oxford 6, Oxford Downs 2nd 6

Bletchley Town 6, Didcot 6

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