OXFORDSHIRE Under 15s secured their place in the ECB National Cup final after beating Sussex by 69 runs at Great & Little Tew.

Following a great display in the semi-final, Oxon will now take on Scotland in the final, at Denstone College, Uttoxeter, next Wednesday.

Consistent batting, rather than one major innings, saw them make 233 in 49.4 overs.

After winning the toss, openers Luke Charlesworth (36) and Freddie Smith (31) put on 67 for the first wicket.

There was a slight collapse, but Dee Jarvis, who made 49 not out from 53 balls, with support from Joseph Elliott (27) plus a late cameo from Anton Eisner (21) helped Oxon set the visitors target of 234.

Elliott and Thomas Lydford-Brace then reduced Sussex to 36-3, before spinners James Coles and Ethan Davie turned the screw.

Smart fielding by Freddie Smith earned a run out before Lydford-Brace finished things off with two more wickets for impressive figures of 4-24, as Sussex were bowled out for 164 in 41.2 overs.

Meanwhile, Oxfordshire Under 17s will play Leicestershire in the semi-finals of the Royal London County Cup semi-final at Didcot tomorrow (10.45).

Oxfordshire Girls Under 17s secured a nail-biting six run win over Northamptonshire, thanks to a superb all-round display from Sophie Mitchelmore.

After hitting 125 in Oxon total of 208, she then took 4-39 as Northants were restricted to 202-8.


Oxon 2nd 203,Gloucestershire U19 204-7.

Berkshire 2nd 136-8 (20 ovs), Oxon 2nd 137-5.

Berkshire 2nd 198-8 (20 ovs), Oxon 2nd 103-9.


Hampshire O50 237-9, Oxon O50 240-2 (I Harris 125no).

Warwickshire O60 B 194-7, Oxon O60 B 196-5.


Northants U16 205, Oxon Saxons U17 149.

Oxon Saxons U14 178-4 (J Gurney 59), Lincolnshire U14 181-4.

Oxon Saxons U14 173-9 (W Nicol 68no), Camarthenshire U14 174-4.

Oxon Mercia U13 199-9, Bucks Dev U13 203-9.

Oxon Mercia U12 146, Bucks Dev U12 147-0.

Oxon Skills U12 134-7, Oxon Saxons Boys U12 135-5.

Sussex U11 151-9, Oxon U11 80.

Bucks EPP 135, Oxon EPP 136-5.

Oxon EPP 101-7, Bucks EPP 104-4.


Berkshire U17 193-8, Oxon U17 101.

Oxon U13 147, Durham U13 150-2.

Warwicks U13 198-6, Oxon Saxons U13 127-4.

Oxon U11 71-6, Huntingdon U11 72-7.