HOOK Norton all but clinched the Banbury Indoor League Division 1 title following a comprehensive 88-run success over Castlethorpe.

Led by Andrew Dickie’s unbeaten 30, Hooky rattled up 144-0, before dismissing their opponents for 56.

Only an unlikely series of results in the final week can deny them the crown, following holders’ Sandford St Martin’s defeat by Ruscote.

Cropredy moved out of the relegation zone with a 37-run success over Chipping Norton.


Hook Norton 144-0 (10 ovs, T Bartlett 30 no, D Knight 25no, A Webb 25no, A Stanley 25no), Castlethorpe 56 (9.5ovs, N Bell 23).

Ruscote 126-5 (10 ovs, Naveed 40), Sandford St Martin 113 (10 ovs, T Goffe 33, M Anson 25, C Thompson 22)

Cropredy 90-5 (10 ovs, T Vickers 28), Chipping Norton 53 (7.2 ovs, J Coleman 3-16).

Great & Little Tew 38 (6 ovs), Shipston 41-1 (3 ovs).