Aston Rowant won the Oxfordshire final of the ECB Under 15 National Club Championship with a 30-run victory over Shipton-under-Wychwood in a high-scoring match.

Consistent batting from Ben Coldicott (30), Alex Chapman (26) and Rory Wilson (25), plus a top score of 32 extras helped Rowant post 145-8 from their 20 overs.

This was despite a splendid spell of bowling from Shipton’s Blake Richardson, who took 4-23 from his four overs.

Richardson also starred with the bat, and with Charlie Miller (23) also going well, Shipton looked on course for victory at 75-2.

But Richardson had to retire on 51, and there followed a dramatic collapse in which no batsman reached double figures and they were bowled out for 115 in 16.1 overs.

Will Senior (3-12) and Angus White (3-13) starred with the ball for Rowant who qualified to face Slough in the first national round.

l KAMRAN Ramzan was the star as Kidlington beat Shipton-under-Wychwood by 38 runs in the final of the Oxfordshire Under 13 Gauntlett Goblet eight-a-side competition at Abingdon Vale.

Ramzan set about the bowling in great style to score 41 not out in his four overs as Kidlington finished with a formidable score of 330.

Shipton were not intimidated by the target and launched their own attack and needed 26 to win off the last two overs.

However, Kidlington skipper Ramzan stepped up to the mark again, conceding just two runs and taking a wicket in the penultimate over to put the result beyond doubt.

His all-round contribution earned him the player-of-the-day award.

In the semi-finals played on the same day, Kidlington came through against Challow & Childrey after posting a target of 278.

Challow made 230 in reply, Jack Launchbury taking 3-19.

In the other semi-final, Shipton-under-Wychwood had the better of Cumnor, who chased a target of 262 and finished well short on 216.



Semi-finals Kidlington 278 (K Ramzan 20), Challow & Childrey 230 (J Launchbury 3-19).

Shipton-under-Wychwood 262, Cumnor 216.

Third place Cumnor 290, Challow & Childrey 215 (A Madar 3-4).

Final Kidlington 330 (K Ramzan 41no), Shipton-under-Wychwood 282 (D Hey 22no).


Group A

Bicester & North Oxford 99-7 (F Davis 27no), Banbury 101-4 (J Robbins 32no, U Ahmed 28no).

MP Sports Academy 136-4 (W Vaughan 30no, H Stanton 30no), Warborough & Shillingford 86-9.

Great & Little Tew 92-7 (M Evans 20no), Cropredy 83-7 (C Hay 30no).

Hook Norton 134-8 (J Ingham 30no, T Sherpa Moore 27, M Foster 2-8, F Truelove 2-16), Chipping Norton 66 (B Keevill Savage 28no, O Raisbeck 2-3, E Rux Burton 2-4).

Blewbury & Wallingford 74-4 (J Cuffe 30no), Aston Rowant 76-1 (J Coles 33no).

Group B

Minster Lovell A 143-2 (A Eisnor 33no, D Jarvis 31no, L Jones 27no), Freeland 62 (J Mattinson 3-8).

Shipton-under-Wychwood 125-5 (G Woods 30no, J Clarke 30no, J Coombs 29, Davies 3-24), Charlbury 109-7.

Shipton-under-Wychwood 120-6 (G Woods 33no), Combe 95-9 (G Woods 3-11).

Freeland 101-6 (B Lloyd 31no), Kidlington 84-7 (A Puleston 32no).

Group C

Abingdon Vale 115-5 (Z Lion-Cachet 34no, T. Ferris 31no), Horspath 102-5 (L Heritage 23, J Daly 21).

Minster Lovell B 69-6 (H Morgan 21no, J Garside 3-3), Kingston Bagpuize 72-8 (L Turnball 22, W Taft 3-3).

Group D

Tiddington 87-3 (J Elliott 31no), Didcot 89-7 (L Higgins 31no, T Kitchen 3-10).

Goring 120-9 (M McGee 35no), Blewbury & Wallingford 105 (A Baxter 3-8, M McGee 3-12).