Oxenhope Cricket Club News story

Heavy defeat for 1st XI - 2nd Xi triumph at Outlane

26 Aug 2018

Oxenhope CC 1st XI 82 All Out (0 pts) Lost to Sowerby St Peters 86 for 1 (12 pts) by 9 wickets


An already weakened 1st Xi was further depleted with two late withdrawals but that was little excuse for a very poor batting performance as the home side were dismissed for just 82 with only Joe Ousey with 44 mastering the guile of Matthew Hoyle who helped himself to 7 for 30 off his 13 overs.  An early tea preceded an even earlier than normal finish as Sowerby knocked off the required runs in just 15 overs for the loss of one wicket with Ben Watkins (37) & Adam Clarke(38 Not Out ) breezing past the total to leave the home side with no points from the day


Oxenhope CC 2nd Xi 274 for 7 (12 pts) Beat Outlane 2nd Xi 223 all out ( 5 pts)


A 12 point win for the at third in the table Outlane gives the 2nd Xi a good chance of finishing out of the relegation places in a very tight division . Although the home side only had 9 men they were always going to prove a difficult side to beat on their home turf.  Put in to bat the innings was built around a steady knock of 62 from opener Alex Blenard , Brendan Ellison 28 & Rohid Ali 26 moved things along but the innings slumped to 158 for 6 before Johnny Holden (70) & Andrew Whitehead(52 Not out) put together the match winning stand to propel the total to 274.  The home side renowned for their big hitting proved true to form as Helliwell (68)  Mellor(41) & Ainley(58) blasted their way to 210 for 3 in just 30 overs & victory in sight. Brendan Ellison however provided the breakthrough removing both openers & Hamzah Khan (3 for 46) & Jonny Holden returned to remove the Outlane tail some 51 runs short with 12 overs still remaining.