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CRICKET: Celebrations at Moreton
Headline : Celebrations at Moreton
Distribution Source : Oxford Times
Date : Tuesday, 29 July 2008
Author: Paul Stammers
One hundred and fifty years of cricket at North Moreton, near Didcot, was marked by the first Moreton & Beer Festival.
The highlight of Moreton CC's four days of cricket, held in conjunction with the Bear at Home's beer festival, was a match against the MCC, skippered by Oxford's veteran spinner, Rupert Evans.
In reply to MCC's healthy total of 295-3 dec, the hosts made 176, with Sam Fletcher hitting 68, with three sixes and ten fours.
The match was played in front of a good crowd, which included former and present members Jim Buckle, Don Buckle, John Culley, Anne Howat, Mike Howat, Nigel Hessey, Harry Marriott, Tony Rouse, Eric Tappin and Mike Underwood.
The previous days had seen four Twenty20 matches played, two of which Moreton won.
They beat Conway's Cavaliers by two wickets, and also defeated an Invitation XI by nine runs.
FESTIVAL WEEK RESULTS Dorchester Boys 180-3 (O Wells 35no, L Woodington 35no, R Denton 31), Moreton Boys 84 (L Wells 6-18).
Conway's Cavaliers 87 (J Yaxley 3-10, M Wicks 3-27), Moreton 99-8 (J Stimpson 3-12).
Moreton 97 (S Smith 4-11), The Astons 99-3 (R Smith 34no).
Moreton 140-5, Invitation XI 131-9 (K Miles 3-22).
MCC 295-3 (S Hobson 130, M Marvell 67, M Sydall 54), Moreton 176 (S Fletcher 68, C Fellows-Smith 3-34).