Oxenhope Cricket Club News story

Weather saves 1st XI - 2nds slip to close defeat

29 Jul 2018

Oxenhope 1st XI 47 for 5 (4 Pts) drew with Copley 1st XI 157 for 7  (5 pts) match abandoned due to rain


For the first time this season the weather was the winner at a wet & windy Oxenhope . The visitors won the toss electing to bat & Joel Fothergill soon had his first wicket  in an impressive first spell of 7 overs for just 12 runs. Alex Blagborough (58) & Oliver Thorpe (50) then produced the most significant stand of the match but once they were dismissed the innings faltered with Liam Dyson impressive taking 3 for 19  in just 4 overs, Fothergill taking two further wickets to leave Copley on just 157 for 7 after their 38 allotted overs . Oxenhope were in dire straights at 47 for 5 when the weather finally brought proceedings to a halt after just 16 overs, Ian Hartley (2 for 18) & Oliver Thorpe (3 for 22) were the bowlers doing the damage - all to no avail !


Oxenhope 2nd Xi 218 All Out (5 pts) Lost to Outlane 2nd Xi 222 for 8 (12 pts)


Oxenhope 2nd Xi dodged the showers at a very windy Outlane with just 6 overs being lost , but not the result ! Put in to bat on a wet wicket opener Brendan Ellison was quickly back in the  tent after a stunning catch from the Outlane keeper. Andrew Whitehead (37) went on the offensive and had the tins rattling . A couple of quick wickets saw Hamzah Khan (39) & Rohid Ali (69) form a partnership that looked to be setting up the visitors for a big score as boundaries were despatched to all parts of the ground. Their removal saw Anas Tanveer take up the cudgel with 30 runs in very few balls but at 215 for 5 with 10 overs left the wheels came off as John Shaw(42 for4) and Johnny Krishpanai (3 for 54) whipped through the tail with just 3 more runs being added ! Outlane batted solidly down the order with Fletcher(50) & Krishpanai (31) key contributors as the home side looked to be easing towards victory . However second spells from Hamzah Khan (4 for 54) & Rohid Ali(3 for 66) provided hope of a revival but G Helliwell saw the home side to victory with an unbeaten 38.