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CRICKET: Oxford away to Thame in cup
10:40am Thursday 19th April 2012 in Other Cricket
Oxford have been handed a tough trip to Thame Town in the Bernard Tollett Oxfordshire Cup first round on Tuesday, June 5 – after falling at their first hurdle last season.
With the previous season’s semi-finalists seeded into the last eight, the city’s premier club find themselves having to scrap it out from the start this time, having lost to eventual winners Shipton in the quarter-finals last term.
And they have been given the hardest round one draw possible with an away game at fellow Home Counties Premier League club Thame.
Shipton are joined by Banbury, Great & Little Tew and Aston Rowant as the four quarter-final seeds.
BERNARD TOLLETT OXFORDSHIRE CUP DRAW.
1st round: Thame Tn v Oxford, Stanton St John Willows v Oxenford, Challow & Childrey v Didcot, Cropedy v Bicester & North Oxford, Kidlington v Oxford Bletchingdon, Nondescripts, Charlbury v Hanborough. Byes to 2nd round: Cowley, Horspath, Tiddington, Cumnor, Abingdon Vale, Sandford St Martin, Horley, Oxford Downs, Witney Mills, Kingston Baqpuize.
Quarter-final seeds: Shipton, Banbury, Great & Little Tew, Aston Rowant.
Meanwhile, Oxford, last season’s Home Counties Premier League Red Insure Twenty20 champions, open their challenge this year at Dinton.
The games are due to be played on Bank Holiday Monday, May 7 – although clubs can play the games between April 30 and May 6 by mutual agreement.
HOME COUNTIES PREMIER LEAGUE RED INSURE TWENTY20.
Group NW: Horspath v Banbury, Thame Tn v Shipton, Henley v Aston Rowant, Dinton v Oxford.