CRICKET: Shipton slip into relegation zone

thisisoxfordshire: Shipton opener Steve Bates looks on as he gives a sharp chance to Slough’s Omar Jamshed who takes a great catch to dismiss the batsman for just two Shipton opener Steve Bates looks on as he gives a sharp chance to Slough’s Omar Jamshed who takes a great catch to dismiss the batsman for just two

RAIN brought an early end to Shipton-under-Wychwood’s Division 2 West game against table-topping Slough.

But while a final downpour may have saved Shipton from defeat, news of Farnham Royals’ victory over Dinton made it a miserable day for Simon Hole’s side.

Shipton started the day one place outside the relegation zone, but Farnham’s shock win over their high-flying opponents now sees the west Oxfordshire side 18 points from safety with two games to go.

After losing Steve Bates and Chris Oliver early on, Hole (40) and Gehan Perera (50) laid the platform to build a decent score.

But rain meant that with fewer overs, Shipton struggled to get going and reached 149-9 off 42 overs.

Slough were 39-2 off 4.5 overs when the heavens opened once more.

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9:08pm Mon 27 Aug 12

play in the v says...

Looks like the weather is having a say in the hc
Looks like the weather is having a say in the hc play in the v
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9:09pm Mon 27 Aug 12

play in the v says...

Pl and the Cherwell.
Pl and the Cherwell. play in the v
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