CRICKET: Oxon's promotion dreams still alive

Oxfordshire's women line up before their win over Suffolk

Oxfordshire's women line up before their win over Suffolk

First published in Sport

Emelia Bartram returned figures of 3-6 and Carla Wood hit 51 as Oxfordshire set-up a promotion play-off match in the ECB Women's County Championship.

Oxon won their divisional play-off clash against Suffolk at Milton Keynes by four wickets, meaning they go on to face Cambridgeshire & Huntingdonshire tomorrow when a win will see them promoted to Division 3.

Choosing to bowl first, Bartram’s early spell had Suffolk on the back foot at 24-4.

But after their middle order threatened to re-build their innings, Lucy Gladdy took two quick wickets as Oxfordshire bowled out their rivals for 105.

A disastrous start saw Oxon slump to 4-3, but Wood led the recovery, helped by Gemma Muttitt, Bartram and Suzy Halsey as they passed their total with 15 overs to space.

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