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CRICKET: Cropredy dish out hammering
10:50am Tuesday 7th August 2012 in Other Cricket
Cropredy moved a step closer to Cherwell Division 2 and sent Chearsley nearer to Division 4 by handing out a hiding to their struggling opponents.
Michael Cappelluti finished with the remarkable figures of 5-5 after the visitors crumbled to 42 all out from 26.5 overs.
Cropredy then raced to 44-0 in only 8.1 overs.
- Cropredy 25pts, Chearsley 0
Cropredy’s lead is up to 14 points after nearest rivals Bledlow Village drew at Shipton-under-Wychwood 2nd .
Adam Mould (82) and Charlie Downes (41) took Bledlow to 200-8 from 41 overs, while Paul Hemming took 3-46 and Tom King 3-86.
Shipton’s reply was cut to 35 overs so they settled for a draw on 136-5, Shane Duff hitting 36 and Hemming 35 not out.
- Shipton-under-Wychwood 2nd 5, Bledlow Village 25
Banbury 3rd had much the better of a draw at Bledlow Ridge , and so overtook their fellow promotion-chasers.
Banbury made 177-5 from 41 overs, which looked like being enough once Ross Freeman (5-42) started working his way through the home line-up.
But the Ridge tailenders clung on for a draw on 95-9.
- Bledlow Ridge 2, Banbury 3rd 18
Steve Kelly took 6-43 at Dinton 2nd , but still finished on the losing side as Witney Mills passed up the chance to close the gap at the bottom.
Mills had made 147-6, thanks to veteran Malcolm Evans’s 40.
Kelvin Burrows (45) and D Ripley (30) kept Dinton in contention, and the hosts just managed to scramble their way to 151-9.
- Dinton 2nd 25, Witney Mills 11
Witney’s nearest rivals Kingston Bagpuize slumped to defeat at home to Bicester & North Oxford .
The hosts’s 165-3 came from 41 overs and featured useful knocks from Daniel Murphy (67) and Richard Simpson (49).
Simpson (4-23) and Steve Conway (3-27) then helped dismiss Kingston for 116.
- Kingston Bagpuize 2, Bicester & North Oxford 25