Clark and Harper see Westbury home

Charlie Harper
 saw Westbury home to another victory
Charlie Harper saw Westbury home to another victory
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Westbury maintained their winning run in division four of the Cherwell League as they beat East Oxford by two wickets.

Tom Wilson inserted East Oxford with the threat of heavy showers likely and the innings fluctuated until Westbury bowled them out for 193 in 42 overs.

Graham Judd was the pick of the bowlers with 2-11 with wickets again shared around.

In reply, Westbury got off to a poor start before Ben Rae looked to have the innings under control with three good partnerships in the middle order.

When Rae was caught for 64, the match was in the balance and Westbury’s long batting line was going to be tested.

Two further wickets left Westbury needing 44 to win with just two wickets left and the last two batsmen at the crease.

But a nerveless partnership between Andy Clark and Charlie Harper saw Westbury get the remaining runs without any drama.

Brackley drew with Bletchley Town.

Keith Cartwright 4-54 and Matthew Lowe 3-48 restricted Bletchley to 196-9 in which Matt Shepherd 81 top scored.

In reply, Adam Wirth 37 helped Brackley to 127-8 at the close while Ricardo Brown took 3-29.