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

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

Oxford Mail: oxford united logo 1200pix

11:07pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Northampton Tn 1 (Stevens 4), Oxford Utd 3 (Hylton 25 & 27, Potter 50)

Oxford Mail: oxford united logo 1200pix

10:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

DANNY Hylton scored twice in 109 seconds as Oxford United came from behind to claim their first away league win in an enthralling game at Sixfields.

Updates - Northampton Tn v Oxford Utd

Oxford Mail: oxford united logo 1200pix

6:53pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

All the news from Oxford United's trip to Northampton Town in Sky Bet League Two.

Oxford United's Bevans has knee surgery

Oxford Mail: Matt Bevans is urging his Oxford United side to cut out the bad errors and return to winning ways at Dagenham today

3:51pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

MATT Bevans could miss the rest of the season after undergoing knee surgery yesterday.

FOOTBALL: Wantage Town appoint Daniel Barry as manager

Oxford Mail: football generic

9:36am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Wantage Town have appointed Daniel Barry as first team manager.

Michael Appleton urges Oxford United to banish awayday blues

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Michael Appleton has urged Oxford United to make the most of an opportunity this week to end their wait for an away win.

RUGBY UNION: Captain Phillips stars in battling victory

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

MIDLANDS 2 WEST SOUTH

FOOTBALL: Banbury crash as Jervis sees red

Oxford Mail: football generic

8:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Harry Jervis’s sending-off just before half-time proved the turning point as Banbury United suffered their third successive defeat in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division with a 2-0 reverse at Hitchin Town last night.

Vaughan pays tribute as league reaches 40 not out

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Michael Vaughan added a sprinkling of celebrity stardust as the Cherwell League celebrated reaching a milestone in style at Oxford’s Kassam Stadium.

Cambridge calamity is motivation for Michael Collins

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Michael Collins says Oxford United’s thrashing on their last away trip will act as a powerful motivation to get a positive result at Sixfields tonight.

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