CRICKET: Vale still winless

First published in Division 5

Bottom club Abingdon Vale 2nd are still winless in Division 5 after crashing to a 24-run defeat at home to Bledlow Ridge 2nd.

Veteran seamer Robin Newman took 3-53 to restrict Ridge to 173-6, Richard Dryden making 70.

Chris Butcher then hit 53 and Charles Pickford 43, but Matt Dakin (4-44) and Dryden (3-42) ensured Vale were all out for 149.

Ab Vale 2nd 4, Bledlow R 2nd 25

Neither Bicester & North Oxford 2nd nor Chearsley could force a win in a rain- reduced 65-over clash.

Bicester were 6-3 before Gary Sansome (35) and then Richard Simpson (64) took them to 144-9.

Chearsley struggled against Kishan Dave (4-29), reaching 84-7.

Bic & N Ox 2nd 12, Chearsley 7

Great & Little Tew 2nd declared on 229-6 at Wallingford thanks to Curtley Slatter (57), Dave Freeman (54) and Rob Hood (55no).

Ali Damirchi took 3-40 for the hosts, who reached 125-4 with Lee Ainsworth (60no) and Will Emmett (32no) impressing.

Wallingford 6, Gt & L Tew 2nd 11

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