CRICKET: Woods stars as veterans qualify

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OXFORDSHIRE powered into the knockout stages after a nine-wicket victory over Shropshire at Shrewsbury.

The emphatic win saw Oxon finish third in Group 4 and set up an away last 16 clash against opponents to be confirmed on Sunday, July 27.

Opener Darryl Woods provided the visitors’ star turn with 76 not out to go alongside his three catches in Shropshire’s 171-7.

Paul Hemming bagged 3-34, with Steve Roberts claiming 2-22.

Oxon lost captain Paul Tew early on, but Woods and Alistair Thomas saw them to 172-1 with almost seven overs to spare.

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