Coles leads the way but Banbury have to settle for a draw

Markus Jeacock hit 80 runs for Great & Little Tew II
Markus Jeacock hit 80 runs for Great & Little Tew II

Banbury II drew with Twyford in division one of the Cherwell Cricket League.

Jamie Coles 57, Justin Lambden 39 and Ollie Murrey 34 led the way as Banbury were dismissed for 250 runs while Bilal Afzal took 4-39 and Adam Bone picked up 3-32.

In reply, Twyford reached 197-7 with Shahid Mahmood 90, Jack Deal 36 and Bone 33 top scoring while Stephen Hart took 4-43.

Sandford St Martin suffered a heavy 223 run defeat at Oxford Downs in division two.

Downs elected to bat on a lovely looking surface with openers Wasim Mehmood 112 and Chris Sandbach 76 putting on a chance-less opening stand of 205. That enabled Downs to declare on 291-5 in the 48th over.

Sandford faced an inspired spell of fast paced swing bowling from Jonny Law who ripped through their line-up, taking 9-31 off 14 overs. Only Kris Jones 18 and Simon Smith 16 showed any resistance as the hosts were bowled out in the 29th over.

Great & Little Tew II lost by six wickets at Challow & Childrey.

The visitors elected to bat and made a good start with David Fanghanel-Powles 34 and Marcus Jeacock taking the visitors to 68-2 in 17 overs.

Jeacock went on to anchor the innings, with a chance-less 80, with Sam Smith adding an unbeaten 39 as Tew posted 217-8 while Luke Cheshire took 3-30 and George Trewby took 3-55.

Challow’s reply got off to a strong start with John Pechy 50 and Justin Penrose 41 putting on 94 runs for the first wicket. Although Bryan dismissed both openers, Shaun Burningham 40 and Ryan Gordon 50no saw Challow home with six overs to spare.

Cropredy beat Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts by 42 runs.

Russell Beckett 43, James Coleman 39, Edward Somerton 34 and Joe Fox 33 all produced good knocks as Cropredy posted 261-8.

In reply, Russell Beckett took 3-41 and Jamie Jennings picked up 3-64 as the hosts were dismissed in the 44th over with Atif Ali 81, Abdullah Sadiqi 44 and Garry Adamson 31 leading the way.

Horley beat Great Brickhill II by 124 runs in division three.

David Clark 130no, Perran Moon 53 and Stephen King 42 helped Horley to 274-8 despite the efforts of Lee Morgan 3-40 and Hamid Miah 3-72.

In reply, Dave Eaton 3-15 and Pete Papanfus 3-54 dismissed the hosts in the 46th over while Richard Winchester 31 top scored.

Blewbury & Wallingford beat Banbury III by a single wicket.

James Mitchelmore 37 and Mark Pallett 31 top scored as Banbury were dismissed for 175 runs while Colin Allen took 3-27 and Scott Harris took 3-51. In reply, Andrew Prior took 3-48 but Warren Ainsworth 39no saw the hosts home in the 46th over.