Oxford remain the unbeaten leaders in Division 1 of the Women’s Midlands League after an impressive performance at Clifton Village.

After electing to bat, the Nottinghamshire hosts were soon put on the back foot by the Oxford attack and were bowled out for 142 with one over of their 45 remaining.

Genny Porter and Lucy Gladdy took two wickets apiece and then Rachel Potter ripped out the tail with a superb spell of 4-14.

Abbey Hawkins and Kelsey Cox each made 42 to hold the Clifton innings together.

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In reply, Porter capped an excellent all-round display with 65 in an opening partnership with Eliza Goode who contributed 30, as Oxford cruised home by eight wickets.

In Division 2, Banbury beat Moddershall (Staffordshire) despite some early wobbles.

Chloe Helps gave some stability with 21 and then a rearguard action by the lower order featuring Chloe Hill (27), Sophie Mitchelmore (20) and Chloe Whinhill (38no) saw the hosts to 176 all out in 41 overs.

The visitors were shot out for just 42. Harriett Boland started the rout with a spell of 4-6, Chloe Hill chipping in with 2-6.

Charlbury lost to Astwood Bank (Worcestershire).

Jacqui Mayho top-scored with 28 in Charlbury’s 115, but this never looked enough and 69 not out from Amber Capewell saw the visitors in.



Clifton Village 142 (A Hawkins 42, K Cox 42, R Potter 4-14), Oxford 144-2 (G Porter 65, E Goode 30) DIVISION 2

Banbury 176 (C Whinhill 38no, C Hill 27, C Helps 21, S Mitchelmore 20, B McGowan 4-22), Moddershall 42 (H Boland 4-6, C Hill 2-6)

Oxfordshire Girls recorded a 13-run victory over Nottinghamshire in the ECB Women’s Under 13 County League at Kingston Bagpuize.

Flo Miller hit an unbeaten 49 and Rowena Hearn made 32 as Oxon posted 166-3  after deciding to bat in the A Division Group 2 game.

Oxon then held Notts to   153-7, despite Pavan Landa making 50 as Laura Jacob took 3-18.

Scores: Oxon Girls Under 13 166-3 (35 ovs, F Miller 49no, R Hearn 32), Notts 153-7 (35 ovs, P Landa 50, L Jacob 3-18).