Leaders thwarted in bid for maximum points

Jordan Garrett hit 61 runs for Great & Little Tew at Dinton
Jordan Garrett hit 61 runs for Great & Little Tew at Dinton

Despite being unable to take maximum points at Dinton, Great & Little Tew remain top of the Home Counties Premier League.

Having posted an impressive 254-9 in the division two fixture, the leaders restricted the hosts to 233-7 after they recovered from 58-5 which looked to have set the Ledwell Road club up for victory at that stage.

After being asked to bat, openers Joe White and Jordan Garrett took the visitors on to 129 for the first wicket.

White hit 80 runs off 94 balls, with eight fours and a six, while Garrett hit 61 runs off 76 balls, which included 11 fours. But when those two departed, Tew lost wickets at regular intervals before Robbie Shurmer 43 and Ashley Hubbert 31 put on 63 runs for the seventh wicket, helping the visitors close on 254-9.

In reply, Lawrence Brock bowled Henry Woodward for a duck as the visitors got off to a great start.

Dinton rallied before three quick wickets fell with the score on 49 as Brock and Joe Thomas took care of the middle order. When Thomas claimed his third wicket with Dinton struggling on 58, Harris sensed victory but an 87 run partnership between Nheem Amin and Kelvin Burrows 50 for sixth wicket rescued Dinton.

Amin 86no and Tim Brooker 38 then put on 76 runs for the seventh wicket and Dinton batted out the remaining overs as the visitors toiled without further reward in the field.