AFTER 34 years of trying, Colin Thorpe finally achieved his first OCA League century on Saturday.

Playing for Sunningwell 2nd, Thorpe hit 105 off 93 deliveries at home to Steventon 2nd in Division 8 South.

Thorpe, who made his league debut in 1983, received support from Andrew Barrett, with 53 not out, as the hosts rattled up 223-6.

Richard Smith then claimed 6-45 as Steventon were bowled out for 148 in their reply to give Sunningwell a 75-run win.

Another long-awaited first league century came from Mike Ottrey, who reached the landmark after 40 years as Dorchester 2nd thrashed visitors Kennington 2nd by 191 runs.

Ottrey racked up 101 not out in Dorchester’s 256-3, Chris Rudling chipping in with 79.

Ian Phillips (4-26) and Lawrence Belcher (3-13) then combined as Kennington were skittled out for 65.

Rama Garimella returned outstanding figures of 8-16 to help Watlington 2nd to a seven-wicket victory at Uffington 2nd.

Uffington were all out for 108 as Garimella ripped through the order.

Chris Allen (61no) then led Watlington to 109-3.

Letcombe’s Alex Simms took 5-26 in 12 overs as his side restricted Marcham to just 91-8 in their 45 overs.

Letcombe then reached 92-5 for a five-wicket win.