The 1’s beat top of the table Hendred by 4 wickets. Barkat elected to bowl first, Lynch took 4 wickets and there were 2 apiece for Toby and Will Sheehan (including the scalp of ex-Wolf Henry Wilman) to restrict Hendred to 183. The run chase was a team effort with good contributions from Mark C, Gus and Deepak to see us home with 11 overs to spare. A lesser-spotted MacIntyre was spied prowling the boundary.
The 2’s maintained their top of the table position by beating bottom of the table Shipton by 7 wickets. After a case of the wrong trousers for Mark H which was saved by Gareth de-bagging and getting his trousers a bowling average the Wolves cleaned up Shipton for 83 with Madhav taking 3 for 24. Rich made 39* in the run chase.
The 3’s regained 2nd spot in the table, thanks to beating Westbury by 78 runs and Deddington beating Freeland to knock them out of second place. The 3’s posted 198 largely thanks to the good offices of Capt’n Walsh (71) and Abeer (56) and bowled Westbury out for 118 with Ajay and Charlie taking 3 each. Highlights included the watchful innings from Abeer. Walshy’s 3 sixes, including one that cleared the car park. Otis Rowan-Hull taking maiden wickets for an adult team – the second of which rearranged all 3 stumps and Charlie’s final catch backpeddling from mid-wicket to win the game, which might be a shoo in for Catch of the Season. Lowlights included chaos during our innings as the umps lost count of overs bowled by the Westbury opener resulting in a 10 minute stoppage and Daniel’s between innings massage on the boundary.
The 4’s came off second best to Uffington. The highlight was a maiden 50 for Ibi to help post a very credible 180 odd, which sadly the home team chased down with time to spare.