Report: Bob Hutt
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The only bright part of Town’s weekend was the fourth xi beating Challow & Childrey thirds by nine runs in a close encounter which could have gone either way, but the fours were the only one of Town’s sides who won with the other three all losing. The fourths are now second in division eight of the Cherwell League and fighting hard for promotion.
Batting first Town made a steady start reaching thirty-six for three and matters were improved greatly with middle order batsmen Russell Thompson (sixty-two) and young Oscar Bones (forty-two) in fine form with the bat. Ben Cater chipped in with seventeen as Town made a useful one hundred & seventy-seven all out. For Challow opening bowlers Alex Wells three for forty-nine and Arty Armytage three for forty-one did well with the ball.
Challow made a poor start slumping to seventy-eight for five thanks to good bowling from Tom Taylor two for twenty-four and James Crawford three for thirty-five but recovered through Richard Hales (fifty-two) and Arty Armitage (forty-five) and with the score at one hundred & sixty-seven for seven they looked likely winners. Chris Coates dismissed opening batsman Hales and this was the vital wicket as Town won in an exciting finish, Ben Cater took two for twenty-three and Chris Coates one for nineteen.
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