Oxenhope Cricket Club News story

Double Victories Banish relegation fears

01 Sep 2018

 Oxenhope CC 1st Xi 288 for 8 (12 pts) Beat Southowram 1st XI 172 all out (4 pts)


The 1st confirmed their Premier Division status with a convincing win at Southowaram . Batting first the visitors got off to an excellent start as Josh Fleetwood (57) and Eddie Jackson (31) set the platform , however 3 wickets from Ian Gledhill changed the game as they were reduced to 112 for 5. Enter Lewis Hopkinson who smashed his way to 103 with 13 fours & 5 sixes to take the total to a challenging 288 for 8 in the 45 overs. The home sode never really threatened this total with Dean Crossley top scoring on 41 as Liam Dyson (5 for 41) and Scott Mallinson (3 for 80) secured the 12 point victory.


Oxenhope CC 2nd Xi 286 for 5 (12 pts) Beat Stones CC 2nd Xi 106 All out (2 pts)


A second consecutive 12 point saw the 2nd Xi move clear of the relegation places and a further win next could see them move up to a creditable third place in the league . Up against a predominantly youthful Stones side the home side posted a formidable total of 286 for 5 with Alex Blenard (67) , Brendan Ellison (82), and Luke Fleetwood (53) amongst the runs , as Ethan Mosey bowled 12 tidy overs to return figures of 46 for 2.  In reply Mosey showed his potential as an all rounder top scoring with 18 before being run out. Only Adam Horner(20) & Laurence Pearson(10) reached double figures as the visitors were despatched for just 106, having no answer to the pace of Jonathan Holden who took 5 for 25 in his 10 over opening spell.