Manley returns with a bang to put the skids under rivals

Cropredy batsman Eli Heath as Horley's Sam Pearce looks on
Cropredy batsman Eli Heath as Horley's Sam Pearce looks on

Great & Little Tew II came out on top in the Cherwell Cricket League derby with Sandford St Martin.

They emerged winners by 125 runs in Saturday’s division two fixture at Ledwell Road.

Tom Young 80, Harry Smith 79 and Josh Garrett 50no top scored as the hosts declared on 265-4 while Nick Best took 4-76.

In reply, the returning Liam Manley took 5-48 and Matthew Warner picked up 3-38 as Sandford were dismissed in the 27th over with Steven Dobson 43 and Nick Leader 31 top scoring.

Banbury II beat Wolverton by 27 runs in division one.

Thomas Bradbeer 30 top scored as Banbury were dismissed for 119 runs as Glenn Dickinson took 3-11. In reply, Alex Shortt took 4-16 and Charlie Hill picked up 4-28 as the hosts were dismissed in the 38th over.

Division three leaders Cropredy beat Horley by 113 runs.

Matt Walmsley-Pace 70 helped Cropredy to 188-8 despite Dave Eaton taking 5-54. In reply, Richard Lynch took an impressive 6-17 to rip through Horley’s batting line-up as the visitors were shot out in the 29th over.

Cropredy are set to go up but Horley have a fight to stay up.

Banbury III beat Dinton II by 51 runs.

Ollie Murrey 60 and Jack Lambden 32 top scored as Banbury were dismissed for 159 runs as Will Fisher took 5-35. In reply, James Risbridger took 7-39 to skittle the visitors out in the 33rd over.

Brackley beat Leighton Buzzard II by two wickets in division four.

Rob Cartwight took 5-34 and Matthew Lowe picked up 3-25 as the hosts were dismissed for 141 runs. In reply, Andy Smith took 3-46 as Brackley got home.

Will Stevenson took 7-8 as Cropredy III beat Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts III by nine wickets in division nine.

Great & Little Tew IV beat Dinton III by 45 runs.

Paul Woolley 33 top scored as the visitors were dismissed for 125 runs while Lawrence Snooks took 4-24 and Kris Shar took 3-10. In reply, Ben Parker picked up 4-21 and Woolley took 3-18 as the hosts were skittled out in the 29th over.