Bibury win secures second for Barnsley
WITH the Cain & Fuller CDCA title already decided Barnsley Beeches sealed the runners-up spot with a dominant win over Bibury.
The Barnsley top three produced the goods as Yohan Darmathileka (62), Mehul Patel (43) and Andrew Walker (47) all scored heavily.
Bibury responded thanks to Charlie Robinson (5-34) and Chris Birts (3-26) but it was too late to prevent the hosts posting 226-9.
Bibury, needing a win to secure their Division One status, started their response badly as Josh Odom (4-31) ran through their top order.
Ali Carman (35) steadied the ship but wickets from Akalanka Udara (3-30) and Yohan Darmathileka (2-16) meant that the Bibury innings limped to 139 all out.
Longborough & Sezincote ensured their Division One status with a second comprehensive win over champions Oaksey in as many weeks.
Oaksey struggled to contain an impressive home attack as Josh Newbould (3-22), Luke Mcdonah (3-23) and Carl Luker (2-34) took wickets at regular intervals.
Tom Cook (35) and Bill Wootten (29) did their best to build a total but 129 all out was never going to be enough and Longborough had little difficulty in knocking off the runs.
Mcdonah (50) capped a fine all round performance with support from the solid John Mutsaars (36*).
Two wickets in two balls to veteran Ken Lane (2-30) brought Josh Newbould (39*) to the crease and he finished the game quickly by hitting seven fours and a six to reach the target at 132-2 in only 20 overs.
South Cerney finished their season strongly with a big win over Oakridge.
Openers Garrick Chivers (120*) and Jay Russell (50) did the damage as the hosts reached 217-4 with Mark Robbins (3-39) the pick of the visiting bowlers.
The Oakridge response started badly as Sam Catterall (2-15) took early wickets, followed was a steady procession of dismissals with Steve Robbins (55) holding things together.
No other batsman reached double figures as Chris Wearing (2-5), Chivers (2-13) and Craig O’keefe (2-38) saw Oakridge collapse to 104 all out.
Avening & Cherington have work to do to avoid relegation after they lost to Minety & Northleach.
A decent second wicket partnership between Tom Redpath (37) and Jay Richings (24) put the hosts in a good position.
The introduction of Ian Wallace (5-27) transformed the game as he broke the partnership and took several more to precipitate a collapse.
Stuart Hobbs (2-18) also took key wickets as the hosts were bowled out for 107 in the 33 rd over.
Minety also found batting difficult but Tony Gardner (45*) held things together and had support from Stuart Hobbs (23).
Good spells from Jay Richings (3-12) and P Carter (2-16) could not prevent Minety & Northleach reaching the target with nine balls to spare.