Tiddington Under 13’s Win the Ron Maudsley Cup
Oxfordshire Finals Day – 27th June 2021
Semi-Final 1 saw a derby between Aston Rowant and Tiddington. Tiddington won the toss and on a slightly damp overcast morning elected to field. Aston reached 105 all out in the final over with Finlay Little 36no and Jack North 25. Superb bowling figures by both Monty Boyd 4 for 16 and Elliott Richardson 3 for 11. In reply, Tiddington reached their target with the loss of 1 wicket in the 19th over with Alfie Wilson 30ret, Sam Allen 31ret and Monty Boyd 23no.
The final saw a very close encounter between Tiddington and Shipton Under Wychwood. Shipton won the toss and elected to bat. Arthur Hanson 30ret and M Bolam 26 setting a solid foundation of 56 for the first wicket then a good contribution by C Astor 29no with Shipton finishing on 109 for 4 from their 20 overs. In reply, Tiddington successfully chased down their target in the 19th over for the loss of 3 wickets; Alfie Wilson 32ret, Monty Boyd 30no, Kit Kingsbury 17no and Sam Edwards 14no.
David Hanson a member of the Oxfordshire Cricket Board then completed the day by thanking the teams, coaches, officials and volunteers whilst also recognising the high level of skills on display and the high standards of spirit of cricket being maintained. The day was completed by David presenting Tiddington’s captain with the Ron Maudsley Trophy.
Tiddington CC will now have the honour to represent Oxfordshire in the Second Round of the National Vitality U13 Club T20 Competition on Sunday 11 July hosting the winners of the Berkshire competition.
Good luck to Tiddington in the next round!
Our thanks go to the umpires; David Hall, Colin Muttitt, Ian Royle and Andrew Smith together with the scorers provided by each team. Additionally, a special thanks to Graham and Jenny Savin, Len Payne and Chadlington Brewery for the support in preparing the ground and provision and serving of refreshments.
Match Report by Nick Pinhol Oxfordshire Cricket