Bartlett and Lambden earn a draw

Justin Lambden helepd Banbury II to a draw against Challow & Childrey
Justin Lambden helepd Banbury II to a draw against Challow & Childrey

Challow & Childrey are still looking for their first win in the Cherwell Cricket League after they were held to a draw by Banbury II in division one.

Challow were dismissed for 242 runs in which Harry Kent 73 top scored while Steve Hart took 3-34.

Hugh Atkinson took 4-34 and Conor Jones 3-47 as the visitors chipped away but the home side held on at 159-9 with Justin Lambden 43 and Tom Bartlett 38 top scoring.

A fine haul of 5-15 for Arfan Ahmed helped Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts to a 34 run win at Banbury III in division three.

Nondesripts had been bowled out for just 131 runs as Chris Phillips took 4-28 for the home side.

But Ahmed and Ross Brown 3-37 then combined to bowl Banbury out for just 97.

Brackley set hosts Long Marston II 242-6 in their 53 overs but were also held to a draw in division four.

Adam Wirth top scored with 67 in Brackley’s innings while Marston closed on 144-9 in their reply.

Cropredy II stayed top of division five after a four-wicket win at Kingston Bagpuize.

James Boon 82 and Jordan Smith 49 helped Kingston to 233-4 in their 53 overs before Charlie Wise hit 67 and George Buckingham 64no to steer Cropredy home at 237-6 with four balls remaining.