TIDDINGTON’S run in the National Village Cup came to an end as they lost in the fourth round.

The Cherwell League side went down by five wickets at home to Pentyrch, from Wales.

After coming through the Oxfordshire section, Tiddington’s challenge looked to be in trouble when they slumped to 85-6 after losing the toss.

But captain Matt Johnston (72 not out) dug in alongside Joe Elliott, who then had to retire.

A 74-run stand with Ryan Chapman (52) then got Tiddington up to a competitive 197-7 from their 40-over allocation.

Chapman claimed a wicket in the first over, before Colin Bird bowled Stuart Roberts and Todd Wilcox to leave the Welsh side on 53-3.

Tiddington were just on top with Pentyrch on 147-5 with nine overs remaining, but the visitors suddenly found another gear.

Dom Grossett smashed 38 from just 12 balls alongside Jamie Mills, whose 74 not out anchored the chase.

It turned the game on its head, getting them home with 23 balls to spare.