Oakley Double Up At The Top
Both Great Oakley teams sit on top of their respective leagues after a win and a draw for the first and second team this weekend.
The 1st XI travelled to Irchester, welcoming back Argentinian international Lautaro Musiani. Oakley batted first and were held to 159 all out, wicket-keeper Martin Buckner making 48 and captain Ryan Bell 43.
Taking to the field, knowing a win was required, the bowlers did their jobs, the captain taking four wickets and with support from the others victory was achieved when Irchester were bowled out for 113.
The 2nd XI hosted Guilsborough. With both sides suffering due to Northampton Saints being at Twickenham, the 2s were asked to bowl. Guilsborough went after the ball, scoring a mammoth 275 for three declared in 36 overs, leaving Oakley 54 overs to bat.
Captain Colin Gray and Gav Goodchild opened but Goodchild fell early on. Gray and Roy George then dug in, putting on 114 for the second wicket, Roy making 43 and Colin falling for 80.
After that, the innings closed on 150 for five off 54 overs and the draw ensured that the 2s stay on top of Division Eight.
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