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CRICKET: Cropredy revel in celebrations
10:30am Tuesday 11th September 2012 in Sport
CROPREDY sealed the title with a four-wicket success at Banbury 3rd.
John Wright (42) and Justin Lambden (32) both batted well as Banbury posted a competitive 170-9.
Mickey Thomas then took 3-43 as the visitors were made to work hard in reply, but John Fox hit 42 and they eventually made it to 172-6 with four overs to spare to spark the celebrations.
Banbury 3rd 9pts, Cropredy 25
Bledlow Village finish as runners-up after their final match with Witney Mills ended as a draw with the scores level.
Adam Mould’s majestic 127 not out allowed Bledlow to declare after 47 overs on 221-9.
Pierre Lefort was easily the best bowler for Mills, finishing with 5-32.
Both sides went for the win after tea, and the home side closed on 221-9.
Witney Mills 14, Bledlow Village 17
Kingston Bagpuize are down after losing at Chearsley, who were already doomed before the weekend.
James Veness hit 48 and Mattt Warner took 3-17 as the hosts were restricted to 171-8.
Martin Shepherd hit 79 to keep Bagpuize in the hunt, but Ed Holland’s 4-29 meant that they were all out for 140.
Chearsley 25, Kingston Bagpuize 5
Ben Keeping claimed 6-48 as Bledlow Ridge dismissed Shipton-under-Wychwood 2nd for 130.
Only Oliver Clayfield (49) managed to stand firm in the onslaught.
Earlier, Ridge had reached 157 despite Joe Cockroft taking 4-51 and James McLaren picking up 3-32.
Bledlow Ridge 25, Shipton-under-Wychwood 2nd 7
Bicester & North Oxford leg-spinner Richard Simpson took 5-58 to dismiss Dinton 2nd for 189, despite decent knocks from Faisal Ali (42) and Martin Sheffield (38).
Earlier, Nick Moorman had hit 72 and Michael Simpson 44 in Bicester’s 223-7, while Ali took 4-79.
Bicester & North Oxford 25, Dinton 2nd 6
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