Oxfordshire Cricket is pleased to announce the 12 man squad selected to play against Wiltshire this Sunday in a three-day NCCA Championship match at Salisbury and South Wilts Sports Club (SP2 9NY.
Oxfordshire will be seeking to get their first win of the season in the NCCA Three Day Championship after last weeks eight-wicket defeat to Cheshire. Oxfordshire Squad Olly Clarke *Gareth Andrew
Marcus Campopiano +Prav ChahalAlex Chapman
Zach Lion-CachetMax ManneringFreddie SmithGeorge Tait
Zac Wilton - 12th Man Lion-Cachet and Chahal will be making their NCCA Championship debuts for Oxfordshire.
Bernard Tollett & Wilf Bennett Trophy Results Roundup
This week saw action in both the Bernard Tollett Semi-Finals and Wilf Bennett Quarter Finals. Bernard Tollett Semi-Finals: Banbury CC beat Oxford Downs by 50 runs with Lloyd Sabin 51no; Charlie Hill 48 & 3 for 7 and Richard Simpson 3 for 15. Aston Rowant CC beat Horspath CC in an absolute thriller by 1 run with Thomas Condon 50; George Reid 36no ; Leo Bethell 2 for 16 and Karl Penhale 2 for 26. For Horspath, Anupam Sanklecha 38; Tyrone Eyles 28; LLoyd Belcher 2 for 15 and Jehan Mohammad 2 for 22.
The holders, Banbury CC to face Aston Rowant CC in the Bernard Tollett Trophy Final at Wormsley Cricket Ground on Saturday 18 September. Wilf Bennett Quarter Finals: Langford beat Thame Town by 75 runs with Harry Stevens 90; Tom Stevens 2 for 29 and Matt Bicker 2 for 18. In reply for Thame, Luke Hayes 44no and Christopher Jeffcock 2 for 48. Oxford CC beat Brackley CC by 8 wickets with Dom Whinfrey 46no; Barney Carey 40no and Lachy Collopy 2 for 15. D Gibson 49 for Brackley. Semi-Final Line Up:
Oxford CC v Langford CC Oxenford CC v Henley CC
Youth Competitions Roundup 30th July
Week 14 results round-up from PlayCricket together with links to the league tables: U11 League Congratulations to:- Chipping Norton & District U11s winning Pool 1 with only 1 loss during the season - the final league table can be found at:Pool 1 - Oxfordshire Cricket Club Competitions (play-cricket.com)- Goring on Thames U11s winning Pool 5 and going unbeaten all season - the final league table can be found at:Pool 5 - Oxfordshire Cricket Club Competitions (play-cricket.com)- Abingdon Vale U11s winning Pool 6 and going unbeaten all season - the final league table can be found at:Pool 6 - Oxfordshire Cricket Club Competitions (play-cricket.com) A spotlight article on the group winners will follow in the next couple of weeks. Links below for remaining Pool Tables:Pool 2 - Oxfordshire Cricket Club Competitions (play-cricket.com)Pool 3 - Oxfordshire Cricket Club Competitions (play-cricket.com)Pool 4 - Oxfordshire Cricket Club Competitions (play-cricket.com) U11 Super 8 Hardball Congratulations to:- Goring on Thames U11s winning Pool 2 and going unbeaten all season - the final league table can be found at:Pool 2 - Oxfordshire Cricket Club Competitions (play-cricket.com)- Kingston Bagpuize U11 Pairs winning a very close Pool 4 from Sunningwell CC on Net Run Rate - the final league table can be found at:Pool 4 - Oxfordshire Cricket Club Competitions (play-cricket.com)- Thame Town U11 Pairs winning a competitive Pool 5 - the final league table can be found at:Pool 5 - Oxfordshire Cricket Club Competitions (play-cricket.com) A spotlight article on the group winners will follow in the next couple of weeks. Links below for remaining Pool Tables:Pool 1 - Oxfordshire Cricket Club Competitions (play-cricket.com)Pool 3 - Oxfordshire Cricket Club Competitions (play-cricket.com) U11 Super 8 Softball - Eynsham beat Witney Mills by 73 runs Congratulations to:- Eynsham CC winning Pool 1 with 8 straight wins - the final league table can be found at:Pool 1 - Oxfordshire Cricket Club Competitions (play-cricket.com) A spotlight article on the group winners will follow in the next couple of weeks. Links below for remaining Pool Tables:Pool 2 - Oxfordshire Cricket Club Competitions (play-cricket.com) U13 Gauntlet Goblet - Semi-Final Draw - Kingston Bagpuize CC v Banbury CC- Charlbury CC v Oxford CC U19 League- Shipton under Wychwood beat Kidlington by 107 runs with Dee Jarvis 47; Jake Romanek 42; Abi Norgrove 3 for 9 and Arthur Hanson 2 for 13- Banbury beat Hook Norton by 6 wickets with Ali Short 67; Charlie Haselgrove 3 for 11 and Savi Sangha 2 for 18- Aston Rowant beat Oxford by 5 wickets with Tristan Rossouw 46; 2 for 18 and Aimee Diab 3 for 11- Cumnor beat Didcot by 33 runs with Dylan Driscoll 77; W Price 56no, 2 for 34 and Samuel Down 2 for 28. Jacob Townsend 56 for Didcot. Links below for each Pool Table:Pool 1 - Oxfordshire Cricket Club Competitions (play-cricket.com)Pool 2 - Oxfordshire Cricket Club Competitions (play-cricket.com)
Aston Rowant CC to face Banbury CC in the 2021 Bernard Tollett Trophy
Tuesday night saw the Semi-Finals of the Bernard Tollett Trophy to determine who will be playing in the showcase Final at Wormsley Cricket Ground on Saturday 18 September. At Ermont Way, Banbury hosted Oxford Downs in a repeat of last year's Final where Downs won the toss and elected to field. A quickfire 18 off 8 balls from Richard Simpson saw Banbury get off to a fast start , however Banbury soon found themselves at 42 for 2 with the loss of both openers. An 88 run partnership between Lloyd Sabin 51no off 43 balls and Charlie Hill 48 off 43 balls took Banbury to 130 for 3. The final overs saw wickets tumble with a total of 144 for 6 off their 20 overs. The pick of the Downs bowlers was Tom Costley with 3 for 14 off his 4 overs. Downs in their reply soon found themselves at 8 for 2 with both wickets for Charlie Hill. Downs never really recovered with only Tom Costley 23 looking like he may turn the game around, however, wickets continued falling at regular intervals until all out for 94 in the 19th over. The pick of Banbury's bowlers being Charlie Hill with 3 for 7 and Richard Simpson with 3 for 15 supported by excellent all round fielding. Banbury won by 50 runs. Thanks to Richard Lambden and Martin Thomas for umpiring; Steven Claridge and Simon Davie for scoring. The Recreation Ground in Horspath saw an altogether tighter affair with the visitors, Aston Rowant coming out on top by 1 run. Rowant won the toss and elected to bat with Thomas Condon 50 off 55 balls being the mainstay of the innings and a cameo by George Reid 36no off 18 to reach a total of 161 for 5 off their 20 overs. 2 wickets apiece for Lloyd Belcher 2 for 15 and Jehan Mohammad 2 for 22. In reply, Horspath were in trouble at 35 for 4, however, Tyrone Eyles 28, Anupam Sanklecha 38 and good contributions from the lower order took Horspath to 160 for 8 off their 20 overs. Leo Bethell taking 2 for 16 off his 4 overs; Karl Penhale 2 for 26 off 4 overs and Hayden Rossouw 1 for 12 off 3 overs being the pick of the bowlers. Thanks to Arun Oram and Kingsley Woodland for umpiring; Simon Groves and Peter Coleman for scoring. It was great to see 7 of the County's U18 squad playing across the two games.
Banbury will now face Aston Rowant in the Bernard Tollett Final on Saturday 18 September at Wormsley. Thank you to all competing teams this season for making the competition so competitive and enjoyable.
Match Report - Oxon GU15 v Berkshire GU15 (Tuesday 27th July)
Berkshire Girls Under-15s 97 (24.4 ovs; Poppy Tulloch 46, Zara Wyatt 4-19, Ellie Simpson 3-31)
Oxfordshire Girls Under-15s 100-2 (20.4 ovs; Sana Kassey 35*)
Oxfordshire won by 8 wickets
Charlbury continued to prove a happy hunting ground for the Oxfordshire Girls sides, as the Under-15s followed up last week's victory for the Under-18s by beating Berkshire amid the showers on Tuesday afternoon.
Electing to bat first, Berkshire soon found themselves in deep trouble at 9 for 3 inside 5 overs, as Zara Wyatt and Ellie Simpson made excellent use of seamer-friendly conditions under a leaden sky. A half-hour break for rain offered Berkshire the opportunity to regroup - but it was Oxfordshire who grabbed the initiative once again on the resumption, as the visitors declined to 29 for 6. Unperturbed by the loss of her top-order colleagues, Poppy Tulloch opted to rebuild the innings through all-out attack, and blasted 8 boundaries on her way to 46 from just 36 balls faced before she perished looking to deflect Sana Kassey into the legside in order to keep the strike. Emma Trowbridge induced a false shot from Molly Bulteel a couple of overs later, and captain Kassey wasted no time in bringing back Wyatt (4 for 19) and Simpson (3 for 31) to finish off the tail with some 16 overs left unused.
In reply, Oxfordshire lost Philippa Dellar early, caught in the covers, before Lucy Johnson and Sana Kassey added 38 runs for the second wicket through a mixture of watchful defence and judicious running. Johnson fell to the Alyx Clarke's unorthodox brand of left-arm spin; but Kassey (35*) and Aimee Diab (18*) appeared mostly untroubled as they added 57 for the third wicket in just 9 overs, and saw Oxfordshire over the line with almost half their allocation of overs remaining.
Oxfordshire U18 v Hampshire U18 Report and Highlights
A batting collapse cost Oxfordshire Under 18s dearly as they narrowly lost to Hampshire in their first Royal London U18 Cup match of the season at Didcot Cricket Club.
After winning the toss and opting to bat first, Oxfordshire were in good shape having built a solid platform at 118-2.
But after the drinks break, Oxfordshire subsided to 152 all out, losing eight wickets for just 34 runs.
It had all looked positive for Oxfordshire as Freddie Smith (49) and Zach Lion-Cachet (41) laid a good foundation.
But when Smith fell, there commenced a steady clatter of wickets, with only Ali Short and Alfie Turner getting into double figures.
A combination of good bowling, particularly from Hampshire’s left-arm spinner Freddie Gadd, who finished with 5-28, and some poor shot selection, saw Oxfordshire subside to what appeared a well-below par total.
They committed the cardinal sin of failing to bat their 50 overs – a fact that proved very costly in the end.
In Hampshire’s reply, Oxfordshire got off to a brilliant start as they looked to haul themselves back into the game.
They reduced the visitors to 35-4, Zac Wilton the pick of the seamers with 2-16 and leg-spinner Tristan Rossouw also bowling well, finishing with 3-23 from ten economical overs.
An 85-run stand for the fifth wicket proved crucial for the visitors as captain Joseph Eckland (45) and Luke Webster (41) got Hampshire within touching distance of the target.
But when they both fell in quick succession to Bishal Bidduth and Ethan Davie respectively, Oxfordshire sensed a chance of pulling off an unlikely victory.
Two more wickets followed, Rossouw and Bidduth the successful bowlers.
But Hampshire held their nerve to squeeze home at 156-8 with more than seven overs to spare.
So, a disappointing result, failing to bat the overs proving immensely costly, but an encouraging fightback in the field showed Oxfordshire have the ability to compete at this level.