Tice hits a century as Westbury extend lead

Westbury's Olly Tice completed an unbeaten century against Kimble
Westbury's Olly Tice completed an unbeaten century against Kimble

Olly Tice completed an unbeaten century as Westbury maintained their lead in division four of the Cherwell Cricket League with a comprehensive 220 run victory over Kimble.

Batting first, Westbury racked up 341-4 declared off 43 overs with Tice producing an outstanding innings of 166no.

Well supported by Ben Rae 77, Tice showed good intent early on. But it was the clean striking in the second half of his innings which was most impressive, hitting maximums at will.

In reply, Kimble were bowled out for 121 in 47.1 overs, largely thanks to Charlie Harper’s 6-27.

Wickets fell gradually although Kimble dug deep with Daniel Bull 43 top scoring and made it hard work for the Westbury bowlers with Graham Judd picking up 3-36.

Sam Barnes completed an unbeaten century as Great & Little Tew III drew with East Oxford II in division six.

Barnes 162no and Jamie King 34no helped the hosts to a massive 306-7 despite Lewis Gall taking 3-67.

In reply, Simon Priscott 3-41 and Will Priscott 3-65 restricted East Oxford to 279-8 at the close with Bilal Ahmed 116 and Amir Butt 61 leading the way.

Cropredy II beat Long Marston II by two wickets.

Long Marston were dismissed for 114 runs in which Paul Tomlinson 36 led the way while Harry Walters took 6-53 and Alistair Worby 3-48.

Cropredy had conceded five penalty runs for the ball striking a helmet on ground behind captain and wicket-keeper Tim Coggins.

In reply, Cropredy past the target in the 29th over with Pete Cooling 32 top scoring despite Matt Wareham taking 3-28-3 and Lee Beesley 3-10.

Colin Simpson and Jim Howe completed unbeaten centuries as Sandford St Martin II beat Bicester & North Oxford II by 100 runs in division seven.

Sandford declared on 250 without loss as Simpson 118no and Howe 107no piled on the runs.

In reply, Ben Ackland Snow took 4-36 and Nick Best 3-36 as Bicester & North Oxford were dismissed in the 37th over with Harris Naeem 43, Ben Clark 33no top scoring.