Horwood record double win

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MARSH Gibbon beat Hook Norton by 70 runs thanks to a good bowling peformance in this Division Two encounter.

Gibbon were restricted to 185-7, but dismissed their opponents for just 114 and Stewart Black and Chris Hammond took three wickets each.

In Division Three, Winslow Town were thrashed by Watlington by 60 runs. Watlington reached just 155-9, but skittled their opponents from 95.

Fringford recorded a five wicket win over Charlbury 2nds in Division Four.

Paul Jenkins took 4-35 to restrict Charlbury to 180-9, before Royston Blake with 66 and 40 from Damian Leach guided Fringford home.

With the 1st XI having a free weekend, it was down to Great Horwood 2nd XI to take centre stage with an entertaining win against Cassington that took them top of Division Five.

The 78 run win at Nash Road was a strong all round performance.

After a slow start and the loss of some early wickets, Glister and Neil Taylor (37) put on an excellent stand of 80 plus to give the innings some much needed impetus. Horwood finished on 201 all out.

In reply Cassington were never really in contention with only opener Roberts (42) making a contribution and were finally all out for 123.

Stonesfields 2nds inflicted a painful defeat on Marsh Gibbon 2nds, bowling them out for a paltry 90 before losing just one wicket in reply in Division Seven.

In the same league, Westbury 2nds hammered Ducklington by 117 runs. Ben Curley (78) and Darren Muddiman (38) scored the runs for Westbury as they made 210-8, before 6-22 from Ben Ridgeway restricted Ducklington to 93.

In their opening Division Eleven match of the season Great Horwood 3rd’s got off to a winning start beating Hanney II by four wickets.

Hanney posted a score of 157 for 9 off their 45 overs, Pete McHenry, in his debut bowling spell in OCA cricket took 2-7.

In reply McHenry rounded off a good day scoring 57, with skipper Dan Garratt seeing the side home with a steady 28 not out. Horwood finished with 158-6 to win the game by four wickets.