CRICKET: Solway stands firm to thwart Oxford

CRICKET: Solway stands firm to thwart Oxford

CRICKET: Solway stands firm to thwart Oxford

First published in Sport

OXFORD’S bowlers were left frustrated by Daniel Solway in their draw at home to Gerrards Cross in Division 1.

Fine knocks from Brad Sutherland and Shami Mendis saw the hosts post 197-4 off their 39 overs in a rain-affected match at Roman Way.

With just 31 overs to try and then dismiss their rivals, Ian Crosby’s side made a terrific start and looking like pulling off a sensational victory.

But Solway held the innings together with a gritty 84 not out as Gerrards Cross reached 123-7 at the close.

Stand-in opener Sutherland, who yet again staked his claim for a regular role at the top of the order, top-scored for Oxford with 69 off 95 balls.

His innings contained six fours and one six.

Mendis was unbeaten on 54, having hit six fours and two sixes as Oxford posted a challenging total.

When Oxford pacemen Mark Beer and Stuart Hole ripped through the Gerrards Cross top order, the visitors were in real trouble at 31-5, Hole taking 3-15 off his eight overs.

But Solway stood firm, sharing a sixth-wicket partnership of 64 with Jasraj Grewal to frustrate Oxford.

Francois Vainker claimed the wickets of Grewal and Jamie Hoddle to give Oxford hope, but Solway was not to be denied.

Latest Sport news

DARTS: Bull in line for Oxon bow

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

RYAN Bull will make his debut for Oxfordshire when they entertain Surrey in Division 1.

HOCKEY: Goals by Stewart and Hibbert keep up unbeaten run

Oxford Mail: Kirsty Chapman celebrates with teammate Becky Hibbert (5) after putting Hawks into a shock lead against Slough.

6:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Oxford Hawks maintained their unbeaten record in the Women’s Investec West Conference with a 2-2 draw at home to Trojans.

RUGBY UNION: Abingdon make it three in a row

Oxford Mail: Abingdon’s Mark Roberts

6:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

BB&O ROUND-UP

Oxford United fans' discussion

Oxford Mail:

11:59am Monday 29th September 2014

Have your say on the main talking points at Oxford United in our 60-minute interactive discussion for supporters.

Oxford United head coach urges players to take responsibility

Oxford Mail:

10:30am Monday 29th September 2014

MICHAEL Appleton admitted Oxford United were second best where it really mattered as they lost 2-0 at Luton Town.

WATCH: Highlights of Oxford United's defeat at Luton Town

Oxford Mail:

10:24am Monday 29th September 2014

OXFORD United slipped back into the bottom two in Sky Bet League Two as they lost 2-0 at Luton Town.

FOOTBALL: FA Cup woe as all four Oxfordshire sides bow out

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Monday 29th September 2014

Oxford City crashed out of the FA Cup on Saturday as they fell at their first hurdle to Southern League Division 1 South & West side Shortwood United in the second qualifying round.

FOOTBALL: Wantage fall to heavy defeat

Oxford Mail: football generic

8:30am Monday 29th September 2014

GOALKEEPER Lee Farrow was sent off in controversial fashion as Wantage Town slumped to their heaviest defeat of the season, a 5-0 loss at Mangotsfield United in Southern League Division 1 South & West.

FOOTBALL: Ingram's late winner for North Leigh

Oxford Mail: football generic

8:20am Monday 29th September 2014

SUBSTITUTE Conor Ingram struck a late winner for North Leigh against Yate Town in Division 1 South & West at Eynsham Park.

Oxford United striker Barnett annoyed by missed chances

Oxford Mail:

8:10am Monday 29th September 2014

A RUEFUL Tyrone Barnett held his hands up for a missed header which turned out to be the key moment in Oxford United’s defeat.

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