Jeacock’s century gives Tew the edge in thrilling victory

Great & Little Tew II bowler Joe Hummer sends down a delivery against Banbury III at Ledwell Road
Great & Little Tew II bowler Joe Hummer sends down a delivery against Banbury III at Ledwell Road

Great & Little Tew II have been relegated in the 
Cherwell Cricket League but Banbury III are staying up.

Markus Jeacock completed a century for Tew who go down despite a thrilling one wicket victory against Banbury in division three.

Banbury posted 232-7, Mark Pallett top scoring with 62, ably backed by Imran Mohammed 33 and Michael Simpson 31no while Sophie Mitchelmore took 3-59.

Jeacock hit 102 and Sam Barnes 37 in Tew’s reply as they edged to 235-9 off the final ball to seal the victory.

But, with three teams going down, it was not enough to keep them up. The 14 points Banbury accrued was enough to ensure they survived at Tew’s expense.

Horley’s promotion hopes suffered a setback as they lost by 72 runs at home to Great Brickhill II.

Drew Burrows 82 and Kieron Burke 72 saw Brickhill to 191 all out while Louis Yates took 4-44 and David Finch 3-29. Burrows took 4-39 and Burke 3-33 as Horley crumbled to 119 all out in the 30th over.

Great Brickhill stayed in touch with the division one leaders as they defeated Banbury II by three wickets, condemning the visitors to relegation.

Banbury batted first and were dismissed for 234, Jack Lambden hitting 65 and Richard Simpson 49 while Sean Gilson took 4-44.

Brickhill were in some bother at 143-5 but 60 from Mark Nelson, Patrick Sreenivasaprasad 46, Garth Davson 46no and Sean Gilson 44 ensured the hosts reached 249-7 to secure victory despite Jack Wilkins taking 3-37 and Stephen Hart 3-59 to maintain their outside title hopes.

Brackley lost by 18 runs on the DLS method against East Oxford in division four.

Zia Hamid 37no top scored as East Oxford were dismissed for 126 runs as Robert Cartwright took 3-28. Kamran Ali Shah took 4-23 and Raja Imran 3-13 to end Brackley’s hopes.