Oxfordshire Under 17s got their defence of the Royal London Cup off to an excellent start with a resounding six-wicket victory over Bedfordshire at Stonesfield.

The hosts made quick inroads after Beds had chosen to bat first, reducing them to 56-4.

After resistance from Todd Pitkin (40) and Kashi Ali (42), left-arm seamer Matt Brown came back to mop up the tail, finishing with excellent figures of 4-24 from 8.5 overs as Beds were bowled out for 151 in the 44th over.

Oxon would have been confident of chasing this target, but they lost both opener Harry Thomas and No 3 George Reid for golden ducks.

But Jordan Garrett looked in imperious form as he raced to 50 from 38 balls, before Harvey Eltham came in at No 6 to bludgeon a quickfire 54 not out to see Oxfordshire home in the 30th over.

Captain Tom Price’s unbeaten century couldn’t prevent Oxfordshire from slipping to a two-wicket defeat against Hampshire in the ECB Under 15 County Cup at Magdalen College School.

Price hit a superb 103 not out off 152 balls, with eight fours, in Oxon’s 220-3 from 50 overs in the Group A clash.

He shared an unbroken third-wicket stand of 109 with Charlie Miller, who made 44 not out from 51 balls.

However, Hampshire clai-med victory at 221-8 with 2.3 overs to spare. Liam Randall took 4-32 for Oxon.

Scores: Oxon Under 15 220-3 (50 ovs, T Price 103no, C Miller 44no), Hampshire 221-8 (47.3 ovs, G Broadhurst 56, R Patel 38, H Gadd 37, A Willoughby 32no, L Randall 4-32).

Oxfordshire Under 13s secured a 16-run victory over Gloucestershire in a friendly at Aston Rowant.

Captain Reuben Barksfield (47) top-scored in Oxon’s 172-7 off 40 overs.

Tight spells from Ben Potter and David White turned the game Oxon’s way, before Caspar Mason (3-26) returned to polish the visitors off for 156.

Scores: Oxon Under 13 172-7 (40 ovs, R Barksfield 47, G Miller 43, L Maslen 37no, A Haynes 3-24), Gloucestershire 156 (38.5 ovs, F McDermott-Krasker 41, C Mason 3-26).

Oxfordshire Under 11s gained a thrilling one-wicket win over Devon in a friendly at Faringdon, with their last pair, Will Price and Josh Thacker, securing the three runs needed for victory.

Scores: Devon Under 11 110 (31.3 ovs), Oxfordshire 111-9 (31.3 ovs, R Medlock 3-15).

Oxfordshire Under 10s’ remarkable 21-game unbeaten run came to an end with a six-run defeat by Devon in a friendly at St Edward’s School, Oxford.

Oxon slipped to 89-8 in reply to Devon’s 171-5 off 40 overs.

Captain Charlie Turner and Chris Batten shared a valiant ninth-wicket stand of 71 to spark victory hopes, but they fell just short.

Scores: Devon Under 10 171-5 (40 ovs, L Walker 50, H Southgate 39), Oxon 165 (39.3 ovs, C Turner 36).

Oscar Woodcock took a hattrick as Tiddington knocked Abingdon Vale out of the Ron Maudsley Under 13 Trophy in a thrilling game that went down to the wire.

Joe Elliott and Harrison Wells – each with an unbeaten 31 – and Woodcock (30) saw Tiddington to 121-2.

Luke Maslen (33 no) and Matt Bell (30no) led Vale’s reply and they looked well set with three runs needed off the last over and four wickets in hand.

However, a hat trick from Woodcock reversed the fortunes, and the last wicket fell to a run out to see Tiddington through to the quarter finals by just one run.

In another photo finish, Minster Lovell made 96-5 against Hook Norton with Dee Jarvis 30 (no) and Lewis Jones 27. Hook Norton were all out for 95.

Didcot had a comfortable win at home to Freeland.



Tiddington 121-2 (J Elliot 31no, H Wells 31no, O Woodcock 30no), Abingdon Vale 120 (L Maslen 33no, M Bell 30no). Minster Lovell 96-5 (D Jarvis 30no, L Jones 27), Hook Norton 95 (J Ingham 31no).

Freeland 63, Didcot 67-3 (Oscar Bean 25no)


Great & Little Tew 137-6 (O Doggett 34no, O Hlustik 27no), Chipping Norton 74-7 (O Michael 31no).

Twyford 100-9 (B Bleasdale 31no, B Cross 3-9), Cropredy 101-8 (B Jackson 32no, R Hadley-Smith 3-32).

Bicester & North Oxford 129-3 (G James 30no, B Heath 21), Chipping Norton 54 (H Esson 22 no, F. Davis 3-3).


Freeland 74-4 (J Clarke 3-9), Shipton-underWychwood 75-3 (G Woods 31no). Oxford Downs 96-7 (F Smith 30no, A McLintock 30no, S Sanderson 3-16), Kidlington 97-3 (S Sanderson 26, K Ramzan 24no, S Samuel 20). Charlbury 103-6 (B. Williamson 30no, M. Milner 30no), Combe 71-6


Blewbury & Wallingford 82 (E Goode 30no, L Pugh 3-13, M Clarke 3-8), Warborough & Shillingford 83-1 (O Taylor 23, J Powell 22no, M Clarke 21no).


Great & Little Tew 258, Chadlington 273 (S Ratcliffe 25no). Goring 219, Cumnor 271.


Bicester & North Oxford 78-5 (J Morris 27no, C Gerber 3-9), Banbury 81-9 (B Dyble 26no, J Rawal 24).


Charlbury 99-7 (N Doran 25no, W Grimes 28no), Minster Lovell 80-3. Hook Norton 101-6 (W Ingham 24); Combe 53 (F Lovat 3-12, A Raisbeck 2-3).

Great & Little Tew 101-2, Shipton-underWychwood 80-4.


Oxford 42 (C Turner 2-0, H Harvey 2-2), Horspath 45-0.

Horspath 180-1 (L Heritage 27no, C Turner 26no, J Richardson 26no, J Gibbs 26no), Abingdon Vale 84-4.


Banbury 113 (L Heritage 3-3), Horspath 199. Challow & Childrey 168, Blewbury & Wallingford 163.

Sandford St Martin 19 (C Tarbit 2-6), Hook Norton 138. Aston Rowant 117, Cropredy 119. Stonesfield 115 (J Bush 3-6), Charlbury 189.

Matthew Watts’s terrific allround show wasn’t enough to save Kingston Bagpuize from a seven-wicket defeat against Challow & Childrey in Oxfordshire Group A in the NatWest Under 15 Boys Clubs Championship.

Watts and Mike Bolling made 50 retired as Kingston rattled up 137-1. Watts then took 4-20, but Challow got home at 140-7, with Dan Stokell hitting an unbeaten 35.

Laurence Grimes took 4-4 to help skittle Twyford for 66 and set Hook Norton up for a seven-wicket win in Group D. Shipton-under-Wychwood recorded a 39-run success over Kidlington in Group C.

The Shipton trio of Charlie Miller (53 ret), Harry Davies (44) and Lewis Marstin (45) helped Shipton to 157-3.

Marshall Taylor scoring a brisk 33 for Kidlington, who were restricted to 118-6 by some good bowling by Marstin (3-13).



Kingston Bagpuize 137-1 (M Watts 50ret, M Billing 50ret), Challow & Childrey 140-7 (D Stokell 35no, M Watts 4-20). Buscot Park 174-3 (C Morgan 50ret, T Lawrence 48), Minster Lovell 76-7.


Oxford 95-5, Aston Rowant 96-3 (B Coldicott 52ret). Thame 162-3 (C Warwick 53ret, S Nichols 50ret), Horspath 76-6 (R Hicks 34no).

Pangbourne 124-7 (J Williams 46no), Tiddington 70-7 (C Elliott 50 ret, C Wheeler (3-6).


Shipton-under-Wychwood 157-3 (C Miller 53ret, H Davies 44, L Marstin 45), Kidlington 118-6 (M Taylor 41no, L Marstin 3-13).

Minster Lovell A 144-6 (O Mersh 50no, W Spearman 47), Combe 97 (W Spearman 3-12).


Twyford 66 (L Grimes 4-4), Hook Norton 68-3. Bicester & North Oxford 59 (H Simmonds 4-14), Great & Little Tew 63-2 (J Babbage 33no). Banbury w/o Cropredy.