Smith’s super six paves way for Sandford to take points

Horley bowler David Eaton sends down a delivery against Oxford Downs
Horley bowler David Eaton sends down a delivery against Oxford Downs

Sandford St Martin beat Aston Rowant by 17 runs in division two of the Cherwell Cricket League.

Chris Thompson 81 and Jim Howe 67 top scored as Sandford were dismissed for 243 runs as Ben Knowler took 4-42 and Andrew Dyer picked up 4-58.

In reply, Daniel Jason Smith took 6-39 and Tom Goffe picked up 4-50 as the hosts were dismissed in the 39th over despite the efforts of George Reid 58 and Thaddeus Cooper 32.

Great & Little Tew II lost by seven wickets at Horspath II.

Michael Darby 31 top scored as the visitors were dismissed for 93 runs and Mark Skelton 53no saw Horspath home in the 19th over.

Banbury beat Long Marston by 124 runs in division one.

Will Hawtin 78 and Tom Bartlett 50 helped Banbury to 214-9 despite Simon Butler taking 4-47. Captain Charlie Hill then took 4-14 as the visitors were dismissed in the 32nd over.

Division three leaders Cropredy beat Shipton-under-Wychwood II by three wickets.

Matt Walmsley-Price took 5-48 and Jacob Heath claimed 3-35 as Shipton were dismissed for 165 runs in which Charlie Miller 67 led the way. In reply, Heath hit an unbeaten 54 runs to see the visitors home in the 21st over.

Brackley beat Kingston Bagpuize by six wickets in division six.

David Barnes took 4-15 and Keith Cartwright picked up 3-1 as the visitors were skittled out for just 52 runs, which proved little problem for Brackley to pass.

Sam Smith hit an unbeaten century as Great & Little Tew III beat Challow & Childrey II by seven wickets in a high-scoring division six fixture.

Jack Haggett took 5-60 as the hosts were dismissed for 265 runs in which Nigel Hill 56, Sam Bond 37 and Karl Humphries 35 top scored. But Smith 132no led the visitors to victory in the 44th over.

Sandford St Martin II drew with Horley II.

The visitors made 181-9 with Mark Tubb 56 and Richard Hart 52 top scoring while Ryan O’Sullivan took 4-49 and Colin Simpson picked up 3-28. Sandford reached 150-7 with Simpson 35 and Scott Reynolds 30 top scoring while Nigel Leach took 4-58.

Mark Twynham took 6-27 as Cropredy II beat Brackley II by nine wickets in division seven.

Mike Thomas took 5-17 but Banbury V lost by two wickets against Long Marston III in division eight.

Alex Kelly hit an unbeaten century as Great & Little Tew IV drew with Thame III in division nine.

Kelly 122no, Gordon Selwood 54no and Sam English 39 helped the hosts to 252-2. Thame held on to close on 189-7 with Christian Warwick 42 and Ian Chappell 40 top scoring.