Great Horwood suffered a 6 wicket defeat at Wolvercote on Saturday.
After winning the toss Horwood opted to bat first and openers Stuart Parker and Sam Willett set about building a platform for the innings as they shared a partnership of 87 in the first 25 overs so with 20 overs remaining Horwood were well set to post a decent score. Willet fell first for 39 and Parker then fell shortly after for 47 and Horwood were unable to get the momentum required in the final overs despite 17 from Glyn Davies and 15 from Chris Mcstraw. The innings fell a little flat and Horwood closed on 161-8.
Wolvercote followed suit as there openers also got their innings off to a steady start with a partnership of 49 when Adam Armitage got the breakthrough in the 16th over. Horwood were able to stem the flow of runs as Wolvercote only managed to add 36 in the next 15 overs and when Dale Armitage picked up 2 wickets in 2 balls they were well in the game, so after 30 overs the score was 85-3.
Wickets in hand proved to be vital though as Wolvercote were able to chance their arm in the final 15 overs and even another wicket from Dale Armitage couldn’t prevent them reaching their total with 2 overs to spare.
Great Horwood enjoyed victories for both their sides without entering the field of play on Saturday.
The first team progressed into the quarter-finals of the Airey Cup with a walkover against Clifton Hampden. Stuart Parker’s side will now host Oxenford in the last eight.
Airey Cup – Quarter Final draw
Great Horwood v Oxenford
Faringdon v Stonesfield
Eynsham v Chipping Norton
Wolvercote v E&W Hendred
Horwood’s second string also gained maximum points after Kennington were unable to raise a side in their OCA, Division 5 encounter.
Great Horwood skipper Stuart Parker will make just the one change to his starting eleven as Yarnton & Cowley visit Nash Road tomorrow.
Glyn Davies returns in place of Kevin Smith, who broke a finger keeping wicket.
S. Parker (c)
G. Davies (wk)
Great Horwood had a day to forget as they suffered a 50-run defeat at Charlbury in the OCA, Division 1 on Saturday.
Haydon Morrison (four for 16) was the pick of the bowlers as Horwood restricted Charlbury to 115 all out.
The visitors batting never fired as they were dismissed for 65 all out. Adam Armitage (16) top scoring at the number 9 berth.
Great Horwood head to face a Charlbury side who have won their first two games this season.
With Glyn Davies unavailable to travel, Kevin Smith comes into the side.
This Saturday’s team:
S. Parker (c)
Great Horwood began their 2017 OCA Division One campaign with a comprehensive 61-run victory over Stonesfield on Saturday thanks mainly to a century from Sam Willett and five wickets from Josh Nix.
After losing the toss, Horwood were asked to bat first and openers Stuart Parker and Willett got on top from the off as they added a partnership of 50 in the first 10 overs before Parker was caught for 29 from 31 balls.
Two wickets quickly followed but a partnership of 73 between Willett and Glyn Davies (24 from 36) took the score up to 135-4 when Davies was caught.
Willett then increased the scoring rate as he reached his 100 and found useful support from Olly Prendergast (15) and Chris Mcstraw (12 not out) as Horwood ended their innings on 238-6 with Willett finishing 125 not out from 143 balls.
In reply Horwood’s opening bowling partnership of Josh Nix and Adam Armitage were far too good for the Stonesfield top order as the pair blitzed through in a high quality spell of bowling as Stonesfield were in disarray at 30-7 after 16 overs. Nix finished taking five wickets and Armitage two with all seven victims being bowled.
Stonesfield did manage to finally get a partnership together after the two openers had been removed from the attack and it took Horwood a further 25 overs to pick up the final three wickets as the Stonesfield lower order to their credit showed some resistance. The game was eventually wrapped up though with Stonesfield all out for 177 in the 41st over to give Horwood an excellent full thirty points. Nix finished with 5-25 and Armitage 2-22.
Next weekend Horwood are without a fixture Saturday but instead play host to Yarnton & Cowley on Sunday at Nash Road. 1:30 start.
Great Horwood begin their OCA Division 1 campaign at Stonesfield this Saturday.
Horwood have been boosted by the return of Josh Nix from Buckingham and Adam Armitage who hardly featured last season.
Last Saturday saw a comfortable victory over Cherwell league opposition Wolverton in a pre season friendly as Haydon Morrison took 5 wickets to help dismiss the hosts for 157. In reply Stuart Parker (40) and Josh Nix (53*) shared a partnership of 95 as Horwood made light work of the chase.
This Saturday’s team:
S. Parker (c)
G. Davies (wk)
Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork on its Bags of Help initiative in hundreds of regions across England and Wales. The scheme will see three community groups and projects in each of these regions awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge. Great Horwood CC are delighted to have been shortlisted as one of the three local community groups.
Great Horwood Cricket Club are seeking funds for ground improvements works including drainage, levelling and reseeding of the cricket ground. This will improve the ground’s ability to cope with adverse weather conditions, reducing the risk of cancelling fixtures and increasing the ground’s capacity to host additional men’s, youth and ladies cricket. Following such necessary improvements, the Club will be better placed to deliver a financially sustainable cricket ground with lower maintenance costs, capable of meeting the growing demand, particularly for youth cricket, in the region.
Votes are now open for you to vote for GHCC in the following Tesco stores:
MK6 2JB Milton Keynes OLDBROOK EXPRESS Milton Keynes North Buckinghamshire Express
MK4 4TE Milton Keynes OXLEY PARK MK EXP Milton Keynes South Buckinghamshire Express
MK1 1DD Milton Keynes MILTON KEY BLETCH EXT Milton Keynes South Buckinghamshire Extra
Bags of Help offers community groups and projects in each of Tesco’s 416 regions across the UK a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags. The public will now vote in store from Monday 31 October and run until Sunday 13 November 2016 on who should receive the £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 awards. In total, there is over £12.5 million up for grabs.
So please get down to your local Tesco MK and vote for the club.
Great Horwood duo Sam Willett and Stuart Parker will play for the OCA representative side against their Cherwell League counterparts at Horspath Cricket club today (Sunday).
The full side:
Sam Willett (Great Horwood)
Andrew Crawford (Stonesfield)
Dan Farrant (Kidlington)
Tom Gubbins (Stonesfield)
Sam Jones (Eynsham)
Bilal Khan (Yarnton & Cowley)
Bimalka Liyanarachchi (Charlbury)
Ali Malik (Radley)
Stuart Parker (Great Horwood)
Mark Strong (Westcott)
Tim Wyatt (Stonesfield)