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Barker blitz sees Oxenhope score an incredible 49 in just one over
1:04pm Thursday 26th July 2012 in Sport
Oxenhope II’s Jack Barker smashed his way to 161 during his side’s victory over Denholme Clough, with an incredible 49 coming from one over he faced.
In a match featuring more than 600 runs, Barker hit five sixes and three fours in a single over, which contained five wides and two no-balls.
The youngster blasted 16 sixes in total and 14 boundaries on his way to his highest ever score as leaders Oxenhope racked up an emphatic 327-8 at home to their second-placed opponents.
Many of his hits were so big that balls were never seen again.
He was aided by 32 from Brendan Ellison, 48 by Robin Cusdin and 32 from Jimmy Marshall 32.
I Aslam toiled manfully for the visitors, taking 3-111.
In reply, Denholme started aggressively and were ahead of the run rate as they progressed to 117-3, with Quesui (56) and Aslam (81) suggesting that an upset might be on the cards.
The key wicket of Aslam fell to a stunning caught and bowled by Cusdin and wickets tumbled after that as they closed on 281 all out.
There was still time for a further scare as W Ali, batting at No 10, made 53 before Cusdin (3-89) finally ended his innings.
He was the pick of the bowlers along with 15-year-old Reece Webb Foster (3-31).
To cap a good weekend for Oxenhope, the first team won their Terry Wynne Division One match at a very wet Low Moor.
With the ball not travelling on the outfield, the home side’s total of 175 looked a challenging score.
Stokes (55) and Croadsel (43) were the leading scorers for Low Moor, with Adam Bailey bowling through for excellent figures of 6-63, aided by some excellent catching in the field from Liam Dyson, Grahame Ellis and Josh Fleetwood.
The loss of Dyson and Fleetwood for ducks soon had Oxenhope on the back foot and wickets continued to tumble, to Matthews in particular, as the visitors slumped to 65-5.
They were seemingly out of the game but veterans Duncan Tetley (56) and Ellis (28) put together a match-winning stand for the eighth wicket as Oxenhope squeezed home by two wickets with four overs left.