and picked up the much needed boundary every over.
The pair kept up with the required rate admirably, and although Macc were bowling well, they couldn’t force any false shots.
Not until the 36th over when Magann mistimed one off Tudor and was caught for a well played 50, leaving the score on 201-3. Macc had a slim chance now and the very next over a fortuitous run out saw Gibson depart for a superb 90 and the key wicket of danger-man Smith for just 5, meant Oxton had two new batsmen in and only 8 overs left, with 5 wickets remaining, to score 38 more runs.
This is what they did however, despite some nervous moments along the way.
Macc managed to pick up 3 more wickets though, through good death bowling from John Birchall and Tudor, as well as a fantastic direct hit run out from Birchall.
But unfortunately it proved to be too little too late for Macc as Oxton kept scoring the odd boundary to relieve the pressure.
At 242-8, it could have gone either way, but Oxton found the 6 more runs they needed, without further reply from Macc and stumbled across the line with 2 overs remaining and 2 wickets intact.
They claimed the victory and the 25 points, to Macc’s 11, in a very exciting game for the neutral.
Next week Macc are back in action away to Bollington.
Macc set a sizeable total but couldn’t defend it. Top picture: Players and officials stood in silence to remember the Manchester bombing victims