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CRICKET: Hendred left facing anxious wait
East & West Hendred finished their OCA League Division 3 campaign at the top of the table, but face an anxious wait to decide their fate as both Stonesfield and Oxenford have one game to play.
Hendred’s 89-run victory over Oxenford puts them 27 points clear at the top, but they could be overhauled by both, if Stonesfield beat East Oxford 2nd and Oxenford triumph at Westcott on Satur-day.
Nigel Hutt’s magnificent 115 not out led Hendred to 274-5, Miles Martin chipping in with 68.
In reply, Oxenford fell to 185 all out as Simon Berry took 4-31 and Martin 3-43.
Clifton Hampden won by 17 runs in their relegation battle with East Oxford 2nd, who go down.
Morley Benson’s 114 not out helped Clifton to 210 all out.
East Oxford battled hard to reach the target, but finished short at 193-9, Mohammed Ayyaz hitting 57 and Amir Faruq 54.
In Division 1, Marcham lost by seven wickets to title contenders Horley.
Rob Palmer’s 4-36 and Dave Eaton’s 3-4 helped to skittle Marcham out for 97.
Horley raced to victory at 100-3 as David Taylor scored 37 not out.
Westbury or Horley will be champions on Saturday.
Shrivenham finished the season in third place after a seven-wicket victory over East Oxford.
Conor Taylor took 4-20 as East Oxford slumped to 94 all out, before Mark Whale (42no) and Rhys Mills (31no) saw Shrivenham home.
In Division 2, Watlington were skittled out for 56 by Hook Norton, who won by eight wickets and so moved out of the bottom two.
Letcombe lost to Oxford Caribbean’s by 50 runs.
Abid Ahmet (53) saw Cari-bbean to 149 all out, Martin Turnbull taking 4-36 for Let-combe.
The visitors then fell for 99 as Nigel George took 4-17 and Carl Palmer 3-15.
Kennington won the Div-ision 5 title when beating Great Horwood 2nd by three wickets.
Graham Rowley took 6-20 as Horwood were all out for 80, and Kennington reached 83-7 to secure the crown.
Uffington moved out of the relegation zone with a two-wicket victory over Horley 2nd.
Wantage look favourites for the second promotion spot. in Divison 6.
They defeated Shriven-ham 2nd by nine wickets to stay in second place.
Shrivenham were all out for 135, before Nick Burton (59no) and Ian Challand (38no) saw Wantage to 136-1.