MP Sports Cherwell League - Division 2

Sanjay Vinjimoor produced a match winning spell of 5-41 as Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts maintained their narrow lead at the top by dispensing with Leighton Buzzard Town.

He was backed up by veteran off-spinner Mark Strong, who took 4-50 in Leighton’s 127 all out.

Strong hit 41 before Andrew Brown (54no) took Nondies to 128-5 in the 39th over.

Leighton Buzzard Town 6pts, Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts 25

Sandford St Martin stay second after they won with predictable ease over troubled Twyford, who have lost all five of their starts.

Sandford seamers were far too good for the home side’s batsmen, with James Risbridger taking 5-14 and Greg Pearson 5-31 as they were rumbled for only 59.

Earlier, Mark Robey (54), Alex Kill (46) and Paul Tanner (41) had helped the visitors post 219-7.

Twyford 3, Sandford St Martin 25

Sam Hollingshead took 6-50 in an impressive 16-over spell to set Tiddington on their way to a two-wicket home win over Abingdon Vale.

Vale dominated early on, opener Will Barker stroking 38 and James Cook crashing 66. But Matt Maule (3-38) slowed down the scoring and Vale were all out for 168.

Danny Hartley’s opening burst brought him three wickets and reduced Tiddington to 28-3 after ten overs, and Paul White (5-60) kept Vale in the hunt at the other end.

But Jon Talbot’s 63 not out eventually steered the hosts to 172-8.

Tiddington 25, Abingdon Vale 11

Banbury Twenty’s poor start continued with a 127-run defeat at Long Marston.

Twenty continue to rely on old stagers Keith Arnold and Michael Thomas, who both bowled well to reduce Mar-ston to 25-4.

But Mike Lyons (57) and Pete Toovey (98) then took the home side to 265 all out, despite Arnold’s 4-55.

Twenty were docked two points for their slow over rate – and then dismissed for 138.

Long Marston 25, Banbury Twenty 5

Josh Hill took 3-29 and Paul Hill 3-38 as Banbury 2nd bowled out Wolverton Town for 151.

Only Asim Hussain (34) got going for the visitors, who then struggled to take wickets in Banbury’s cruise to 155-5.

Olly Wright’s 41 gave them a platform, before Ed Smith (52no) finished the job.

Banbury 2nd 25 Wolverton Town 7