Wolvercote’s U13s were crowned winners of Oxfordshire Cricket’s first Hundred competition, after a final delayed from last season.
From the semi-final:
The first semi-final saw Wolvercote beat Sandford St Martin by 83 runs. Batting first, Wolvercote set 159/2 from their 100 balls with Cowley and Du Plessis scoring 72 and 66 respectively to post a competitive total. In response, Sandford St Martin lost early wickets. Captain Gardner posted 33 not out as his side finished 76/8 from their allocated balls. The pick of the bowlers for Wolvercote was Gibbons who finished with figures of 5-3 from 20 balls.
From the final:
After a short break, the final got underway, with Wolvercote again batting first. Robinson’s 63 from 35 was the pick of the innings, with cameos from his teammates helping their side to 135/7. Needing another masterclass from one of their key players, Cumnor sent Davies and Nicholson out to open in the hope that they could see their side over the line. Unfortunately, that was not to be the case, with them falling for 20 and 33 respectively. Spokes and Cobner-Vale attempted to rally and did so successfully for a while until both fell foul of the chase and lost their wickets. Cumnor finished on 117/8, a mere 18 runs short with Wolvercote being crowned champions.