A SUPERB spell of bowling by Charley Noble gave Oxfordshire a thrilling two-run victory over Bucks in Division 3 of the ECB Women’s County Championship at Amersham Hill.

Noble returned figures of 5-20 in ten overs as the hosts were bowled out for 158, in reply to Oxfordshire’s total of 160.

With the last Bucks pair needing three runs to win off two balls, Emilia Bartram, who had earlier top-scored for the visitors with 37, took their final wicket.


Gloucs 224 (S Mitchelmore 4-37), Oxfordshire 213 (S Mitchelmore 52).

Hertfordshire 132, Oxfordshire 134-1 (C Wood 40no, G Porter 40).

Oxfordshire 160 (E Bartram 37), Bucks 158 (C Noble) 5-20.

  • There were mixed fortunes for Oxfordshire Over 60s at the start of their ECB 60-Plus Championship campaign.

After beating Warwickshire by eight wickets, they lost by six wickets to Northants.


Warwicks 96 (T Spindler 4-19), Oxfordshire 97-2 (I Caunce 50no).

Oxfordshire 196 (A Manger 66), Northants 197-4.

Gloucs B 180-7, Oxfordshire B 153-7.

  • Tom Cunningham scored a magnificent century for Oxfordshire Mercia Under 12s in their 149-run victory over Bedfordshire.

Cunningham hit 120 not out, which included 18 boundaries, as Oxon rattled up 252-5, before Bedfordshire were dismissed for 103.

Ethan Davie took 5-23 to help Oxfordshire Under 15 to a 135-run victory over Bucks B, who were bowled out for 78 in reply to their opponents’ 213.

Another five-wicket haul came from Abingdon Vale’s Karthik Ramsundhar for Oxfordshire Under 10s against Wiltshire at Watlington.

Thanks to top-scorer Kian Niyarepola’s unbeaten 39, the hosts recovered from 53-7 to reach 123 all out.

Ramsundhar then came to the fore, taking a wicket in each of his first four overs.

He finished with 5-21 as Wilts were bowed out for 94, earning Oxon a 29-run win.

Niyarepola again top-scored, this time for Oxfordshire Under 12s against Gloucestershire Under 12 B at Great Tew.

He made 33 off 21 balls, in their total of 125, which the visitors passed for the loss of four wickets


Oxfordshire U15 213 (W Hammersley 57), Bucks U15 B 78 (E Davie 5-23).

Northants U14B 256-7, Oxfordshire U14 210 (W Laird 50, A Turner 51).

Oxfordshire U13 219-9 (A Laird 37, C Gerber 34), Millfield School 116 (A Hamid 4-18).

Oxfordshire Mercia U12 252-5 ( T Cunningham 120no), Bedfordshire U12 103 (K Holland 3-5).

Oxfordshire U12 125 (K Niyarepola 35), Gloucs B 128-4.

Oxfordshire U10 123 (K Niyarepola 39no), Wiltshire U10 B 94 ( K Ramsundhar 5-21).


Bucks Dev U11 115-3, Oxfordshire Saxon U11 93-6.

Bucks Dev U11 87-3, Oxon Girls Saxon 68-6.