EVEN a visit from Pakistan’s Test opener Azhar Ali could not inspire Oxfordshire Under 11s to victory against Gloucestershire at St Edward’s School.

Led by Henry Welch’s spell of 2-10 from six overs, Oxon must have been pleased after restricting their opponents to 132-6 from their 40 overs.

But they struggled in reply and two run-outs at a crucial stage saw them fall 13 short on 119 all out.

There was an excellent victory for Wessex Under 11s – a team consisting of ten state-school boys – over Bedfordshire B at Challow & Childrey.

Sam Siriwardene and Luke Taylor added 56 for the second wicket, while Ollie Chapple and Jake Smitten put on 34 for the sixth as Wessex posted 152-7.

A disciplined bowling performance, led by captain Jake Ayers (3-9) and Aston Hazell (2-18) helped dismiss Bedfordshire for 115.

There were mixed fortunes for Oxfordshire's women in their County Championship T20 double-header at Trowbridge.

In their first match against Wiltshire, they recorded a resounding nine-wicket victory after restricting the hosts to 71-7, Genny Porter taking 4-5 from her four overs.

However, in the second game, Cornwall rattled up 128-6, before Oxon were dismissed for 103.

Half-centuries from Andrew Hodder-Williams and Dave Warner helped Oxfordshire Over 50s B to a 71-run victory over Bedfordshire.

Warner (63no) and Hodder-Williams (63) lifted Oxon to 225-5, before Beds were restricted to 154-9.



Wiltshire 71-7 (G Porter 4-5), Oxfordshire 72-1.

Cornwall 128-6 (C Burnett 45), Oxfordshire 103 (S Mitchelmore 44, E Ingram 30).

OVER 50s

Oxfordshire B 225-5 (D Warner 63no, A Hodder-Williams 63), Bedfordshire 154-9.


Gloucestershire U11 132-6, Oxfordshire U11 119.

Wessex U11 152-7 (S Siriwardene 34, O Chapple 32), Bedfordshire U11 B 115 (J Ayers 3-9).

Mercia U11 74, Hampshire District U11 75-3.


Berkshire U13 Dev 130 (S Kassey 4-5), Oxfordshire Saxons U 13 113.

Oxfordshire U11 61-4, Berkshire U11 63-3.

Berkshire U11 92-7, Oxfordshire U11 69.