Thompson leads the way as Sandford take the points

Sandford St Martin players celebrate after Chris Thompson had bowled out Buckingham Town II's Matthew Thatcher
Sandford St Martin players celebrate after Chris Thompson had bowled out Buckingham Town II's Matthew Thatcher

Sandford St Martin beat Buckingham Town II by six wickets in division two of the Cherwell Cricket League.

Having inserted the visitors, an excellent disciplined bowling and fielding performance resulted in Sandford dismissing Buckingham for 127 runs in 47 overs.

The pick of the attack was Oli Ong with 5-35 off 14 overs and he was supported well by skipper Chris Thompson 3-24 and Alan Rothwell 2-21.

Sandford replied cautiously but in the end knocked the runs off quite comfortably in 37 overs for the loss of only four wickets. Thompson capped off a fine all round display by scoring an unbeaten 37.

Great & Little Tew II lost by 94 runs against Abingdon Vale.

Matthew Warner took 5-46 as Abingdon posted 186-8 with Sam Chilvers 37 and Graham Charlesworth 35no top scoring. In reply, Paul White 4-23 and Jonathan Jenkinson 3-28 did the damage as the hosts were skittled out in the 40th over.

Banbury beat Tiddington II by 34 runs in division three.

Imran Mohammed 31 top scored as Banbury were dismissed for 136 runs while Luke Hurley 4-57, Leon Desai 3-19 and Patrick Knightley 3-40 picked up the wickets.

In reply, Alex Glastonbury took 5-37 and Ross Freeman claimed 4-22 as Tiddington were dismissed in the 42nd over with Charlie Elliott 35 top scoring.

Cropredy succumbed to their third defeat of the season, losing by 51 runs against Oxford II.

A good performance from the young bowling attack restricted Oxford II to 170, Jake Walters taking 4-49 and George Buckingham 3-29.

Cropredy started well through Russell Beckett 24 and Ed Somerton 25 before some fine bowling from Kasim Nawaz 4-26 rocked the middle order. Cropredy lost their final wicket for 119. Buckingham 22 provided some classy resistance in a final stand of 36 with Jake Heath.

Westbury’s middle order batsman were once again spectators as the new boys extended their winning run in division four, beating Dinton by nine wickets.

Westbury inserted Dinton on a last minute change of wicket and bowled them out for 109 in 40.3 overs. The wickets were shared around, Charlie Tredwell the pick of the bowlers with 3-32.

In the run chase, Westbury just lost the one wicket as they knocked off the required runs in 21 overs. Tom Gurney, enjoying some good form and his customary luck, top scored with 64.

Brackley beat Kimble by seven wickets.

Joshua Markham took 5-16 as Kimble were dismissed for 98 runs in which Bradley Rose 33 top scored. But Brackley passed the target in the 21st over.