1st September 2018- vs Oxenford (away) won by 1 wicket.
Squeaky bum time at Keble college
After losing the toss (and the captains early being late!) Westcott’s bowlers made use of a spongy pitch. A great opening spell from Pete Stiles (pictured right) dented Oxenford’s hopes of a good score (despite double jug avoidance of 4 wickets and a missed hat trick!).A few steady knocks from the Oxenford’s batsmen saw them to 138 all out with two wickets apiece for Gary and Tom and 1 for JB.
Westcott struggled in response with Finbar and Lewis falling cheaply. Good progress was made in the middle order by Gary and Tiz (both pictured below) scoring 32 & 29 respectively raising Westcott hopes, however a quick burst of wickets meant that Westcott needed 26 runs from the final wicket Partnership of Tom Young & Pete Stiles. After trotting along with extra’s and single’s Westcott drew to within 4 of the Oxenford total when a full toss was stroked through the covers by Pete to seal a most dramatic victory!
We achieved the result we wanted, though not with the batting performance we would have liked nevertheless a win next week at home to Stanton Harcourt will see us promoted as champions.