RYAN Gordon slammed an outstanding 150 to help Challow & Childrey to a 126-run victory on the Duckworth Lewis Stern method at Sandford St Martin in Division 2 on Saturday.

On yet another rain-affected weekend, Challow’s victory moved them up to third place in the table and in with a real shout of clinching a promotion spot.

Sandford skipper Chris Thompson won the toss, and perhaps with the wet weather forecast in mind, opted to insert Challow.

But although the home side got rid of opener Jack Chapman relatively cheaply, they were soon made to rue the decision as Gordon dominated proceedings.

He shared a second-wicket stand of 168 with Patrick Bryan, who hit 66 in 118 balls.

But it was Gordon who really shone as he bludgeoned 16 fours and eight sixes in a truly astonishing display of aggression.

Gordon’s 150 came off 98 balls, which saw Challow amass 306-8 in their 50 overs.

Tom Goffe and Tom Rothwell took two wickets apiece for the home side.

Sandford were quickly in deep trouble in their reply as they slumped to 46-3 with Steve Dobson, Tom Tanner and Ian Reynolds swiftly being sent back to the pavilion.

Despite a 110-run stand between opener Jim Howe (54no) and skipper Thompson (67), there was no way back for Sandford.

As the rain began to fall, the match ended in the 40th over with Sandford on 180-4 – resulting in a comprehensive victory on the DLS for the visitors.

Sandford St Martin 11pts, Challow & Childrey 25

Arthur Muir’s excellent unbeaten century helped Oxford 2nd to a 54-run DLS victory at Great & Little Tew 2nd to move them clear of the Division 2 relegation zone.

Tew inserted their visitors, who proceeded to a useful total of 226-7, Muir leading the way with 100 not out, while Mursaleen Sadiqi supported with


Tew lost regular wickets in their reply, finishing on 172-7 in the 41st over to slip to defeat on the DLS system.

Great & Little Tew 2nd 10pts,

Oxford 2nd 25

Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts shocked leaders Bledlow Village with a 40-run victory to boost their chances of avoiding the drop.

Although Nondies remain bottom of the table, this victory should give them renewed confidence for the final five games of the season.

Nondies had been bowled out for 163, with the steady Tom Moore capturing 4-30.

Joe Butler top-scored for Bledlow with 32.

But three wickets apiece for Aadam Samiullah (3-20), Rustam Rabani (3-23) and Arfan Ahmed (3-24) sent Bledlow tumbling to 123 all out.

Ox & Bletch Nondies 25pts,

Bledlow Village 11

Didcot’s home clash with Cropredy was ruined by the bad weather.

Vishane Perera hit 92 and Elliot Matthews 67 in Didcot’s 199-5.

The visitors were 61-3 in reply in the 13th over when rain forced the players off.

Didcot 7pts, Cropredy 5

Buckingham Town 2nd went back to the top of the table after a three-wicket win against visitors Leighton Buzzard Town.

Buzzard were held to 192-8 in their 50 overs, Tom Scott top-scoring with 64.

Steve Brunning then struck 82 not out to steer Buckingham to 193-7 in the 47th over.

Buckingham Tn 2nd 25pts,

Leighton Buzzard Tn 11