OXFORDSHIRE teenager Jordan Garrett hit a half-century on his Second XI Championship debut for Gloucestershire 2nd against Surrey 2nd at Bristol.

The 14-year-old, who plays for Great & Little Tew, made exactly 50 off 110 balls on Tuesday, with eight fours, batting at No 5 against a Surrey attack, including experienced seamer Tim Linley.

It helped the hosts declare on 344-7, three runs behind Surrey’s first innings total.

  • BANBURY, who reached the ECB National Club Twenty20 finals day last year, start this season with a first-round tie at home to Tring Park.


Prelim round (May 4 or 5): Shipton-under-Wychwood v Amersham, Chesham v Horspath, Finchampstead v Cove.

1st round (May 25 or 26): Dinton v Oxford, Slough v Shipton-under-Wychwood or Amersham, Gerrards Cross v Reading, Banbury v Tring Park, Great & Little Tew v Chesham or Horspath, High Wycombe v Burnham, Finchampstead or Cove v Henley, Aston Rowant v Harefield.

  • OXFORD CC are seeking friendlies for this weekend and next weekend, contact Kasim Nawaz on 07526 510663.
  • MP Sports Academy, who are playing at Towersey, are looking for friendlies on Sundays, contact mpsportsacademy@hotmail.co.uk or ring 01844 212226.