CRICKET: Horspath up for title fight

Will Eason

Will Eason

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WILL Eason admits leaders Horspath have the toughest test possible as they seek to clinch the Division 2 title tomorrow.

Captain Eason’s side visit Oxfordshire rivals Shipton-under-Wychwood, who are unbeaten in 11 matches.

But having secured promotion to Division 1 last week, Horspath are determined to finish the job themelves rather than relying on Reading to slip up at home to Cove.

“We probably couldn’t have a tougher game as Shipton are on a fantastic run and beat us comprehensively at our place,” said Eason.

“I’m sure there will be people keeping an eye on the Reading match, but it doesn’t really affect me.

“If we do what we need to do, that result is academic.

“We know Shipton have some dangerous players. Let’s hope that we can keep them as quiet as possible.

“If we play to our potential, then hopefully at the end of the day we’ll be celebrating.”

Jason Hunt and Andy Hemming replace Calvin Dickinson and Sasha Barras (both unavailable) for Shipton.

Captain Simon Hole said: “We are going to treat it as any other game.

“If we win on Saturday, then we will be able to say we have won three of our four matches against the top two.”

Matt Woods is added to the Great & Little Tew squad for their home game with Dinton.

TOMORROW’S TEAMS

Great & Little Tew (v Dinton, home): from Hubbert, White, Smith, Jordan Garrett, Catling, Slatter, Harris (capt), Lloyd Brock, Calrk, Woods, Bryan, Thomas.

Shipton-under-Wychwood (v Horspath, home): J Barrett, R Barrett, A Hemming, Hole (capt), Wood, Sanklecha, Cross, Seacole, Brain, Hunt, Miller.

Horspath (v Shipton-under-Wychwood, away): R Eason, Cutter, Phillips, Ali, Skelton, Faruq, Wynd, Foster, W Eason (capt), Conradie, Belcher.

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