CRICKET: Charlesworth stars as Vale rout rivals

Graham Charlesworth starred with bat and ball as Abingdon Vale hammered Wolverton by 164 runs in Diviison 2 of the MP Sports Cherwell League.

Batting first, Charlesworth (50) and Jon Cummings (42no) helped Vale to 197-8, Andy Gosling returning fine figures of 6-49.

Charlesworth (5-18) and Danny Hartley (5-15) then routed the home side for 33.

Wolverton 3pts, Abingdon Vale 25.

Kingston Bagpuize are still in danger of the drop from Division 3 after falling to a four-wicket reverse against Aston Rowant 2nd.

The home side made a decent 163 when they batted first, but Rowant got home at 164-6 despite a fine spell of 5-69 from Tom G Scrase.

Kingston Bagpuize 12, Aston Rowant 2nd 25.

Trevor Spindler added five more victims to his ever increasing tally, but it couldnot help Wallingford to victory against Cumnor 2nd in Division 4 Spindler took 5-45 in Cum-nor’s 211, Mark Kirsten top-scoring with 68, but Wallingford then fell to 126 all out and an 85-run defeat.

Cumnor 2nd 25, Wallingford 6.

Didcot were involved in a high-scoring draw with Tidd-ington 2nd in a Division 5 match that produced 578 runs.

Will Goodman carried his bat for 150 not out for Tiddington, who declared at 310-7, although Didcot were not helped by a serious knee injury to Vishane Perera while fielding.

The visitors reached 268-6, with Shaun Burningham making 95 off just 84 balls, and Richard Cook 57.

Tiddington 14pts, Didcot 10.

Sixteen-year-old off-spinner George Hook returned figures of 6-40 to help Challow & Childrey 2nd to a five-wicket win over Bledlow Ridge 2nd.

Ridge made 170, but it was never enough as Challow reached 174-5, Ryan Gordon making the top score of 49.

l Bledlow Ridge 2nd 8, Challow 2nd 25 Didcot 2nd are just point off the lead of Division 8 after having the best of their draw at home to Abingdon 3rd.

Brad Lynch (75), Prasad Kankadandi (60), Tom Ken-nedy (36) and Henry Latimer (33) helped Didcot to an impressive 257-5.

Vale batted out for the draw, finishing on 181-3, with Phil Evans making 64.

Didcot 2nd 11, Abingdon Vale 3rd 8.

Didcot 3rd leapt ahead of Witney Mills 2nd into third place in Division 9 with a 20-run victory.

Sam Couldrick, 15, made 78, with Pete Sykes chipping in with 32 in Didcot’s 179-7.

Witney reached 90-1 before Andy Taylor ripped into the middle order, finishing with 5-20 as the visitors crashed to 159 all out Didcot 3rd 25 pts Witney Mills 2nd 5.

Didcot 4th restricted Long Marston 3rd to 136 in Division 10, thanks to tight bowling from 14-year-old Lewis Wilcox (4-27) Didcot were going well at 68-2, but lost their last eight wickets for 18 runs to be all out for 86.

Long Marston 3rd 25 , Didcot 4th 5.

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