Oxfordshire secured a comfortable victory against Devon by 8 wickets. Devon won the toss and elected to bat on a sunny day at E + W Hendred where the ground looked immaculate (thanks Ivan). After losing an early wicket, Devon added 50 for the 2 nd wicket in what was to be their only notable stand of the innings. Accurate bowling from all Oxfordshire’s bowlers restricted them to 141 all out (they only had 10 players as one player’s car broke down on the motorway) and the wickets were shared around. Making a welcome first appearance of the season was Steve Roberts who had the best figures of 8.5-4-16-2.
Oxfordshire’s intent with the bat was demonstrated by Darryl Woods who struck a straight 6
off the 4 th ball of the innings. He followed this with 7 fours as he made 37 off just 34 balls.
His opening partner, Andy Haynes also scored freely in compiling a score of 40. It was then
left to Mike Howat (31*) and Charlie Anderson (22*), running well between the wickets, to
see the side to victory after only 22 overs.