Poor batting costs Thame

Thame's Sam Lachlan. Picture: Jake McNulty
Thame's Sam Lachlan. Picture: Jake McNulty

Thame Cricket Club put in a disappointing batting display as they fell to a 49-run defeat against Oxford IIs in Cherwell League Division One.

Following an opening day win over Buckingham Town, Thame were made to bowl first after Oxford won the toss and chose to bat on a lovely sunny day at Church Meadow.

The visitors started slowly as good opening spells from William Rooney (2-26) and Ian Mcstay kept the runs to a minimum early on.

However, after a flurry of wickets from Rooney and Mike Higgs (2-49), Chilvers (60no) came in and pushed Oxford’s score up to what looked a below-par 180 all out.

George Patey was the pick of the bowlers with 3-30, while Cian Davies took 1-35.

Thame made a terrible start in reply, losing Higgs, James Nielson and James Chrichton early to slip to 40-4.

Only Ed Barnett (37) and Will Taylor (20) offered any real resistance for the home side as Adam price took five wickets to dismiss Thame for 131.

Matt Swain hit 15 not out at number nine but Thame succumbed to a 49-run defeat to stay second in Division One.

Thame visit third-placed Banbury IIs this weekend.