HORSPATH have added to their first-team squad by signing Reading paceman Ian Slatcher.

The 25-year-old former Berkshire seamer, who is also handy with the bat, becomes the second new recruit to be announced by the club following the capture of batsman James Fitzjohn, from Cumnor.

Slatcher was an ever-present member of the Reading side which finished fourth in Home Counties Premier League Division 1 in 2015, taking 24 wickets, including 5-50 against High Wycombe.

His 2016 season was cut short by a stress fracture in his right leg.

  • GREAT Tew ended reigning champions Sandford St Martin’s unbeaten record in Division 1 of the Banbury Indoor League with a thrilling last-ball victory.

Chasing Sandford’s 111-3, Tew got home by three wickets thanks to Robbie Catling’s unbeaten 43.


Sandford St M 111-3 (M Anson 31no, N Best 27no), Gt Tew 112-3 (R Catling 43no, L Manley 25no).

Cropredy 52 (7.5 ovs, T Bunting 21, N Hibbert 3-20), Shipston 53-1 (7.2 ovs, T Cox 26no), Banbury 115-5 (M Pallett 33, A Prior 29no), Hook Norton 106-6 (7.5 ovs, J Glazier 44, D White 26, O Murrey 5-43).

Gt Tew 78-1 (M Jeacock 27no, D Powles 26no), Castlethorpe 79-0 (5 ovs, M Faulkner 26no, S Walding 25no).