Brock hits an unbeaten ton to keep double hopes alive

Banbury batsman Andrew Sabin plays his shot as Tiddington's Max Smith looks on at White Post Road
Banbury batsman Andrew Sabin plays his shot as Tiddington's Max Smith looks on at White Post Road

Great & Little Tew CC could yet be heading for a double promotion year.

Andy Harris’s side are set to gain promotion to division one of the Home Counties Premier Cricket League and Great & Little Tew II are also making a late push to be promoted from division two of the Cherwell Cricket League.

On Saturday, Lloyd Brock hit an unbeaten century as they beat second-placed Aston Rowant by four wickets and Tew are now only eight points behind their opponents in third place.

Tim Morgan 89, Chris Eaton 55 and George Reid 35no helped the hosts to 256-6 while Kevin Taylor took 3-23. In reply, Brock 103no and Matt Clark 80 saw the visitors home in the 47th over.

Sandford St Martin lost by 107 runs at Didcot.

Karl Johnson 59, Ian Demain 56 and Connor Morruison 34 helped Didcot to 248-6 while Smin Smith took 4-72. In reply, Nick Leader 32 and Chris Thompson 32 were the only batsmen to make an impression as Dave Slade took 4-40 to dismiss Sandford in the 41st over.

Banbury II lost by seven wickets against Tiddington at White Post Road where Tom Rowley completed an unbeaten century.

Andrew Sabin 53 and Tom Bartlett 46 helped Banbury to 180-9 while Matt Johnston took 5-43 and Matt Maule picked up 4-63.

In reply, Rowley 116no and William Goodman 31no saw Tiddington home in the 40th over despite the efforts of Stephen Hart 3-47.

Ed Somerton completed an unbeaten century as Cropredy edged closer to the division three crown after they beat Dinton II by 150 runs.

Cropredy declared on 277-6 with Somerton 103no and Tristian Evans 50 top scoring while Faisal Ali took 5-75. In reply, Ali 30 top scored but Jacob Heath took an impressive 7-54 as the hosts were skittled out in the 31st over.

Horley improved their hopes of avoiding the drop by beating Blewbury & Wallingford by 151 runs.

Dave Clark 76 and Pete Papenfus 49 top scored as Horley declared on 276-7. In reply, Papenfus took 5-39 and Darren De Bruyn picked up 4-43 as the visitors were shot out in the 34th over.

Banbury III lost by four wickets at Shipton-under-Wychwood II.

Adnan Ahmed 61 top scored as Banbury were dismissed for 191 runs which the hosts passed in the 39th over.

Brackley drew with Stokenchurch in division four.

Eric Carpenter 94 and Matthew Lowe 44no helped Brackley to declare on 220-3. In reply, Ashley Hunt 113 helped Stokenchurch to 186-8 while Josh Markham took 4-57.