OXFORDSHIRE Under 15s are celebrating after winning a national cup.

The youngsters defeated Scotland B by five wickets to land the Royal London Division B Cup final at Denstone College.

The Oxon bowlers were on top from the start after Scotland chose to bat first and slipped to 28-3.

Superb spells from Joe Elliott, who conceded only 24 runs in his ten overs, and Tom Lydford-Brace reduced their opponents to a crawl.

Charlie Peet (58) led the recovery in a stand of 52 with Daniel Salmond, before Ethan Davie broke the partnership thanks to a catch by Will Hammersley in the covers.

The combination of spinners Davie and James Coles, who returned 3-17 off ten overs, kept Oxon on top.

Lydford-Brace then returned to take the final two wickets and finish with 3-19 and restrict their opponents to 156 in 48.1 overs.

Oxon’s reply was built on a stand of 81 for the second wicket between Elliott (51) and Coles (49).

Luke Charlesworth and Dee Jarvis followed opener William Hammersley in making ducks, but Oliver Deans’s unbeaten 32 from 42 balls saw Oxon to a comfortable victory in the 36th over.

Scores: Scotland U15 156 (48.1 ovs, C Peet 58, J Coles 3-17, T Lydford-Brace 3-19), Oxfordshire U15 157-5 (35.2 ovs, J Elliott 51, J Coles 49, O Deans 32no, C Peet 4-26).

Oxfordshire Under 17s put in a valiant effort, but lost to Leicestershire & Rutland by two wickets in their Royal London Cup B Division semi-final at Didcot.

After choosing to bat first, Oxon were indebted to an innings of 84 by skipper George Tait, who hit 13 fours in his 112-ball stay.

But opener Archie Davis (32) and No 10 Reuben Barksfield (26no) were the only other batsmen to top 20 as they were bowled out for 210 in the 49th over.

(2-26) reduced them to 145-6.

Oxon were now favourites, but an unbeaten 53 from Chris Yates guided Scotland from 196-8 to

211-8 in the 48th over.

Scores: Oxon U17 210 (48.2ovs, G Tait 84, A Davis 32, R Ahmed 5-27), Leics & Rutland U17 211-8 (47.1 ovs, C Yates 53no, J Coles 3-14).

  • OXFORDSHIRE women meet Durham in their Royal London Cup play-off match at Bicester & North Oxford on Monday




Oxon U13 157, Suffolk U13 158-5.

Oxon Wessex U13 189, Hertfordshire 179.

Warwickshire U12B 215, Oxon Saxons U12 150.

Kent U11 185, Oxon U11 186-4.

Lancashire U11 163-6, Oxon U11 132-8.

Leicestershire U11 111, Oxon U11 113-4.


Oxon U17 111-4, Berks U17 97-8.

Northants U17 128-6, Oxon Girls 97-7.

Oxon U13 89-7, Kent U13B 90-2.

Oxon U13 172-5 (A Norgrove 71), Warwicks U13 151-9.

Oxon U13 74-5, Cheshire U13 75-3.

Suffolk U13 102, Oxon U13 104-2.

Northants U11 232-8,Oxon Saxons U11 51-9.