OXFORDSHIRE fought back well as spinners Will Beer and Luke Ryan gave them the upper hand in their Unicorns Counties Championship clash with Wales at Great & Little Tew.
Aston Rowant slumped to the foot of the Division 2 table after they were forced to settle for a draw at home to Gerrards Cross on Saturday.
Great & Little Tew’s bowlers tore through Shipton-under-Wychwood’s top order as they recorded a five-wicket win at home in Saturday’s Division 2 derby encounter.
Will Rooney proved the star, but Oxford’s season shows no sign of improving after they were on the wrong end of a draw at home to Burnham in Division 1 on Saturday.
Adam Price picked up a fivewicket haul after Robbie Eason carried his bat for an unbeaten 81 as Horspath posted a crushing 140-run victory at Tring Park in Division 1.
WILL Eason will make his competitive Minor Counties debut for Oxfordshire against Wales this weekend.
ADAM Tucker’s superb unbeaten century was in vain for Shrivenham as they fell to a six-wicket defeat at home to OCA leaders Minster Lovell in Division 1.
And so it begins... yes that’s right the Ashes gets under way on Wednesday.
Captain Andy Harris says the next three games will be key to Great & Little Tew’s Home Counties Premier Cricket League title aspirations.
Banbury captain Luke Ryan knows this could be a pivotal weekend in the Home Counties Premier Cricket League campaign.
Banbury II beat Leighton Buzzard Town by eight wickets in division one of the Cherwell Cricket League.
Despite being unable to take maximum points at Dinton, Great & Little Tew remain top of the Home Counties Premier League.
Karl Penhale took six wickets as Banbury romped to an eight wicket victory over Reading in Saturday’s Home Counties Premier Cricket League fixture.
Skipper Andy Harris will be looking for his Great & Little Tew side to consolidate top spot when they travel to Dinton for Saturday’s Home Counties Premier League fixture.
Banbury captain Luke Ryan said his side could not afford to lose more ground on Home Counties Premier Cricket League leaders Henley Town but that’s exactly what happened.