OXFORDSHIRE will play their first National Counties Cricket Association (NCCA) match in almost two years tomorrow.

Jonny Cater takes his side over the border to Berkshire for the 50-over match at Falklands CC.

The 12-man squad includes 17-year-old James Coles, who signed his first Sussex contract last month.

Oxon are in NCCA Western Division 1 alongside tomorrow’s opponents, plus Cheshire, Dorset and Wiltshire.

Last season’s competition was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, while they finished fourth in the ten-team division two years ago.

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Jonny Cater (capt/wk), Shabaaz Alam, Gareth Andrew, Joe Butcher, Olly Clarke, James Coles, Tom Cosford, Tom Haynes, Robbie Shurmer, George Tait, Joe Thomas, Harrison Ward.

Meanwhile, Oxfordshire Over 50s had a mixed start to their league campaign.

They beat Warwickshire via the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method in their first match at Hampton, before going down by 23 runs to Staffordshire at Banbury.