WHEATLEY Park’s successful season continued when they became Oxfordshire Schools Under 14 champions.

In a tense final, which went to the final ball, they defeated Magdalen College School by three wickets at Christ Church College.

This triumph came a month after Park’s Under 13 side reached the semi-finals of the national Bunbury Cup.

MCS, who were put into bat, made 102-9 from their 20 overs, as Luke Heritage returned superb figures of 5-16.

Wheatley appeared to be cruising home when Dylan Driscoll (49) and Alfie Turner (29) put on 80 for the first wicket.

But tight bowling by James Coles and Abir Joshi, plus a series of run-outs, saw them stumble in sight of victory.

It went down to the last ball before Euan Barrett scored the winning single.

Wheatley will represent the county in the under 15 national competition in 2019.




Final: MCS 102-9 (20 ovs, W Guthrie 27, K Niyarepola 25, L Heritage 5-16), Wheatley Park 103-7 (20 ovs, D Driscoll 49, A Turner 29).


Bucks U15 Dev 111, Oxfordshire U15 Saxons 114-1 (T Anand 57no).

Berkshire U13 Dev 106, Oxfordshire Mercia U13 108-5 (I Hall 40no).

Hants U12 266-8, Oxfordshire U12 199-9 (R Nicholson 55).

Cardiff & Vale U12 145, Oxfordshire Mercia U12 146-3 (H MacDonald 48no).

Dorset U10 Dev 246-7, Oxfordshire Mercia U10 93.

Cotswold U10 145, Oxfordshire Wessex U10 125.


Staffordshire U17 222-7, Oxfordshire U17 133 (S Mitchelmore 66no).

Oxfordshire U13 145 (P Dellar 31), Berks U13 146-8.

Berks U11 157-3, Oxfordshire U11 158-4 (P Oldfield 24no).

  • OXFORDSHIRE Under 17s began their ECB Championship campaign with defeat in first innings against Bucks at Oxford Downs.

Batting first, Oxon slumped to 102-5 before Dan Hall (84no) helped them recover to 238 all out.

Bucks cruised past the total, declaring on 429-6 with the aim of bowling Oxfordshire out again to record an outright win.

But the hosts batted better second time around, finishing on 210-2, with Freddie Smith making 116 not out and Sammy Lion-Cachet 50 not out.

meanwhile, a spell of 6-41 by Jamie Curtis gave St Edward’s School a 142-run victory over Oxfordshire Under 17s

Curtis helped bowl out the county side for 188.

Earlier Tom Powell was left 99 not out as Teddies rattled up 330-8.

Meanwhile, Oxfordshire 2nd lost by seven wickets to Berkshire Academy at North Maidenhead.


Oxfordshire 2nd 169 (C Russell 41), Berkshire Academy 171-3.

Oxfordshire U17 238 (D Hall 84no, O Shaw 33,S Iqbal 3-17, L Snookes 3-71) & 210-2 (F Smith 116no, S Lion-Cachet 50no), Bucks 429-6 dec (S Rolfe 141, L Harrington-Myers 102, A Rajapaksa 64no)

St Edward’s School 330-8 (T Powell 99no, A Horton 66, L Charlesworth 40, P Ades 38, G Tait 3-50), Oxfordshire U17 188 (G Tait 45, L Maslen 42, J Curtis 6-41).

St Edward’s School Dev 221-9, Oxfordshire U14 224-6 (D Driscoll 61).

  • A SPECTACULAR century from Ian Caunce gave Oxfordshire a 166-run victory over Leicestershire in the ECB 60-Plus competition at Oakham.

The Oxford Downs player hit 125 as Oxon amassed 302-7, before the hosts mustered 136 in reply.

Oxfordshire O60 302-7 (I Caunce 125, S Partington 56), Leicestershire O60 136-9.

Oxfordshire O60 B 166-8 (T Moffatt 54), Devon O60 B 168-2.

  • OXFORDSHIRE’S Ben Charlesworth and Harrison Ward have been selected to represent England Under 19s in their Royal London ODI series against South Africa.

The pair helped England defeat the tourists by nine wickets in their first Test at Scarborough this week.

The ODIs will be played at the Emirates Riverside on July 23, at South Northumberland CC on July 26 and Scarborough on July 29.