MP SPORTS CHERWELL LEAGUE
Match of The Day
A calamitous collapse by Kingston Bagpuize handed Hanborough their first win since May 15 in Division 3 on Saturday.
Seeking 225 for victory, Bagpuize were 201-3 with Ian Oglesby on 87 and a routine win well within their sights, even though star batsmen Martin Shepherd and Dave Ward were back in the pavilion.
Grant Conquest then re-moved Oglesby before stand-in home skipper Andy Oliver threw the ball to occasional spinner Ed Willmot.
He responded with four wickets in 3.4 overs to send King-ston spiralling to 219 all out.
The home side’s innings had followed a similar pattern, with the top four all making notable contributions and Simon Smith top-scoring on 71.
But Kingston’s young seamers Damian Wiskin and Matthew Warner then restricted Hanborough to a gettable 224-9.
Hanborough stay in trouble at the foot of the table despite the win, while Kingston lose ground on the three teams above them in the promotion race.
The league season is now at the halfway stage, with the reverse round of fixtures starting this weekend.
Hanborough 25pts, K Bagpuize 8