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CL,D4: New clubhouse takes shape for Cherwell newcomers Westbury

Cherwell League newcomers Westbury Cricket Club are looking forward to the 2016 season with many changes taking place.

After winning the OCA Division 1 title and Airey Cup in 2015, the club has a new-build clubhouse which is taking shape ahead of the 2016 campaign.


Westbury Cricket Club - New clubhouse taking shape

Westbury Cricket Club – New clubhouse taking shape

OCA, Div 1: Westbury win again ahead of big Horwood match

Westbury won the toss and elected to bat on a slow track. They quickly found themselves 20-2 when Tom Gurney (7) and Graham Judd (2) were out in the same over. Sam Willett and Tom Wilson moved the score on to 50 before Willett was caught for 16.

Ben Rae and Wilson then batted patiently together until Wilson was bowled for (15). Rae continued his good form batting sensibly but was eventually caught for 76. Sam stoop also chipping in with (20) at the end where westbury finished on 195 all out.

In reply, Oxenford started slowly where they lost wickets regularly. After 25 overs they were 47-5. Richard Tredwell the pick of the bowlers with 4-36. Good contributions from Sam Stoop and Charlie Harper as well as Andy Clark.

Westbury opener Sam Willett told Sports Shots “It was a good solid win for us. Despite four rained off games to most other teams two or three we still find ourselves top of the table.

We have 4 games left and need to win at least 3 to retain the title.”

OCA, Div 1: Westbury increase their lead at the top

Westbury increased their lead at the top of the OCA, Division 1 with victory at Garsington on Saturday.

Westbury won the toss and decided to bat first on a good hard wicket.

Westbury lost Tom Gurney early on for 14 so Sam Willett was joined at the crease by Graham Judd. They moved the score on steadily before Judd was caught for 16.

Willett was next to go for 30 with the score 91 for 3.

Sam Willett

Sam Willett

Tom Wilson and Tom Boardman then put on a fantastic partnership and really pushed the score on. Boardman was eventually caught on the boundary for a great knock of 97 from just 62 balls. Wilson was out soon after for a superb 73.

Westbury declared after 44.3 overs on 294 for 7.

In reply, Garsington lost wickets early after some really tight bowling from Andy Clarke and Charlie Harper. Clarke the pick with 4 for 40. Sam Stoop also bowled well in the middle of the innings and claimed a brace of victims.

Garsington finished 167 all out with Westbury winning by 127 runs.

Opener Willett told Sports Shots “A good solid performance by the whole team. We have six games to go and want to win them all.”

OCA, Div 1: Latest table @ Monday 21st July 2014

P W L T NR Bat Bo Pts Total
Westbury 11 7 1 0 3 38 38 155 231
G Horwood 11 7 2 0 2 34 35 150 219
M Lovell 10 6 2 0 2 26 35 130 186
Cowley Int 10 5 3 0 2 30 38 110 178
Shrivenham 10 4 2 0 4 34 23 100 157
Oxenford 11 3 5 0 3 30 26 75 131
Garsington 11 3 5 0 3 28 26 75 129
Chadlington 10 3 7 0 0 30 38 60 121
Charlbury 11 3 6 0 2 27 23 70 120
H Norton 11 1 9 0 1 24 37 25 86

OCA Div 1: Rae century the highlight as Westbury maintain title challenge

Westbury kept up their title challenge with victory at Minster Lovell in the OCA, Division 1 yesterday.

Minster Lovell won the toss and elected to bowl.

Westbury got off to a solid start on a slow wicket but then lost Sam Willett and Graham Judd quickly which reduced them to 54-2.

Tom Gurney and Tom Wilson moved the score on before Gurney (45) was stumped.

This brought Ben Rae to the crease with the score 90 for 3 from 28 overs and although he initially struggled, he then dismantled the Minster Lovell bowling to every part of the ground. He had great support from Wilson (36) and later on from Sam Harper as he reached his century from 94 balls.

With Rae and Harper scoring 80 runs from the last 5 overs, Westbury closed on 231 for 6.

In reply the home side got off to a poor start and soon found themselves 40 for 3 due to some tight bowling. They were never really in the chase and lost wickets regularly with all the westbury bowlers chipping in.

The pick of the bowlers being Richard Tredwell taking 4-43 as Minster Lovell finishing 163 all out.

Westbury opener Sam Willett told Sports Shots “It was a good professional performance from us today. We batted patiently then accelerated when needed.

“We have 7 games to go and need to win 6 of them to retain the title.”

OCA, Div 1: Leaders Westbury suffer home defeat

OCA Division 1 League leaders Westbury went down to a home defeat to Shrivenham at the weekend.

Westbury won the toss and elected to bat on a good hard track. They lost Tom Gurney early for 14 but Sam Willett and Graham Judd scored quickly to get the score to 95-1 before Willett was out for 44, caught behind.

Westbury lost regular wickets throughout the innings but Judd (32) and a great knock from George Stapleton 54 not out enabled them to reach 210 for 8 at tea.

Shrivenham started their innings well, where they were 50 for 1 from 12 overs.

Although they lost wickets regularly they always kept up with the rate and reached their target for the loss of eight wickets with two overs remaining.

Sam Willett - Westbury CC

Sam Willett – Westbury CC

Westbury opener Sam Willett told Sports Shots “A really disappointing day for us. Although we are still top of the league we had a great opportunity to stretch the lead. We need to bounce back on Saturday against Minster Lovell.”

Airey Cup, QF: Horwood through to semi-final with local derby win at Westbury

Great Horwood will play host to Radley in the Airey Cup, semi-final after defeating Westbury by six wickets yesterday.

With Westbury top of the OCA, Division 1 and Great Horwood up to second, the top-of-the-table quarter-final clash for a home tie in the next round was beautifully set up.

Westbury batted first and had Sam Willett hold the innings together at the top of the order as he grafted 46 runs.

Sam Willett - Westbury CC

Sam Willett – Westbury CC

Tom Gurney and Thomas Wilson both made starts before getting out and it was Graham Judd who took over the anchor role once Willett was out.

Westbury’s middle and lower order never fired as Neil Wilkins’ slow left arm saw him pick up four for 28 while Matthew McStraw chipped away at the other end with three for 42.

Neil Wilkins

Neil Wilkins

Judd was finally out for 45 as Westbury were dismissed for 170 all out.

In reply, Horwood skipper Stuart Parker and Tom Spurr gave their side a solid start before a shower saw the players go off and the covers come on.

Parker (26) and Spurr (23) were removed as Glyn Davies (36) batted well to take Horwood up and beyond the required run rate.

Glyn Davies

Glyn Davies

After a few lusty blows from Josh Nix (11) it was the young pair of Dale Armitage (39 not out) and Jack Wilkins (21 not out) who batted with maturity and played good cricket to take their side to victory.

Horwood host Radley on Sunday 27th July at Nash Road with Stonesfield or Cowley Internationals, the other semi-finalists, awaiting the winners in the final to be played at Stonesfield.

OCA, Div 1: Gurney helps Westbury romp to 106-run win

An excellent display by Tom Gurney helped Westbury to a 106-run win at Hook Norton in the OCA Division 1 yesterday.

Gurney hit 90 and found good support from Sam Willett (46), Simon Boardman (30) and Graham Judd’s undefeated 38 as they posted 237 for 5.

Gurney’s spell of four for 27 from 12 overs saw Hook Norton dismissed for 131 all out.

OCA, Div 1: Westbury opener returns to Horwood for League clash

Westbury opener Sam Willett returns to his former club Great Horwood for a local derby OCA, Division 1 clash tomorrow.

Sam Willett - Westbury CC

Sam Willett – Westbury CC

Willett told Sports Shots “It was a really pleasing win last weekend against Oxenford. It was important we played and won to stay in contention.

“This week is a local derby against Great Horwood and it will be a tough game as they have started the season so well.

“We have some players unavailable this week, but have a big enough squad to cope.”

Willett was skipper at Nash Road during a long playing spell at the club.

“I am full of admiration for the job the committee have done at Horwood in the last few years. To bounce back from division 2 and start well this year is a credit to them. John Goodger, Norman Ellison, Gary Lee and Alan Sirett among others were a fantastic support to me during my time there and I am sure they have played a massive part in getting the club back up again.

“They also have some great young talent, who have been nurtured over the years and are now adding value.

“The game on Saturday is important, but whoever wins the league will have to be consistent over 18 games” he added.

The two sides meet again at Westbury in the quarter-final of the Airey Cup on Saturday 6th July.

Westbury v Great Horwood (away) (from 13) Richard Tredwell (Captain), Sam Willett, Charlie Harper, Andy Clark, Tom Gurney, Graham Judd, Tom Wilson, Jordan Ayris, Dan Willett, George Stapleton, Tom Young, Sam Stoop, Sam Harper.

OCA: Judd spins Westbury to a win & set up an Airey Cup quarter-final showdown with Great Horwood

Graham Judd produced match-winning figures of five for 26 as Westbury won their Airey Cup match against Oxenford by 45 runs to set up an exciting quarter-final tie with Great Horwood.

Graham Judd

Graham Judd

Westbury reduced Oxenford to 112 all out as Charlie Harper supported Judd with three for 20.

Earlier in the day, Thomas Wilson top scored with 40 with Ben Rae (24), Sam Willett (23) and George Stapleton (20) made runs as Westbury posted 157 all out.