Champions on course for title defence

Chris Thompson helped Sandford St Martin to victory against Great & Little Tew
Chris Thompson helped Sandford St Martin to victory against Great & Little Tew

Sandford St Martin took a big step towards retaining their Banbury Indoor Cricket League title on Tuesday.

The division one champions beat Great & Little Tew by four wickets.

Tew made 110-4 with Joe White 42no and Andy Harris 32no top scoring. Chris Thompson took 2-25 and then 28no as he and Martin Anson 27no saw Sandford home.

Marcus Ireland 27no and Jack Murphy 25no helped Shipston-on-Stour to beat Cropredy by 15 runs despite the efforts of Tom Bunting 45 and Joe Fox 43.

Ollie Murrey 29 and Mark Pallet 20 top scored as Banbury beat Hook Norton by 17 runs despite Tom Rothwell taking 3-46 and David White hitting 19 runs.

Baranus Ali 44no led the way as Ruscote beat Broughton & North Newington 67 runs while James Morgan 18 led the reply.