Rain ruins Winslow’s victory hopes

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Winslow Town were left frustrated after rain meant their Division Two encounter with Clifton Hampden ended in a draw just when they appeared on course for victory.

The home side chose to bat first and made steady progress with Winslow skipper and leg-spinner Jamie Litherland opening the bowling and taking 2-39 on a dry pitch.

Regular bowling changes failed to stem the run-rate, which was upped by a quick-fire 38 from Steve Weatherall that helped lift the Clifton score to 249-6. Rob Menarry collected 2-59 from 12 overs.

Winslow’s reply began fluently with Fenton Price and Litherland and put on 90 for the first wicket before Price was dismissed for 40.

However, Menarry (59 not out) picked up from where he left off as he and Litherland (78 not out) shared a 94-run partnership and put Winslow on course for victory at 184-1 in 34 overs but the rain arrived to rule out any chance of a result. Winslow remain eighth and host Chipping Norton this weekend.