WARRICK Fynn turned in another magnificent display as Oswestry took the lion’s share of the points from a draw with Stratford-upon-Avon at Morda Road on Saturday.
Fynn hit 154no, his third century in four weeks, as Oswestry ran up 280-5 in their allotted 55 overs.
The in-form all-rounder, who faced 157 balls and hit 14 fours and six sixes, shared an opening stand of 177 with Shropshire batsman Joe Carrasco.
The partnership was broken when Carrasco fell for 80, but Fynn kept going until the end of the innings. It was the second home game running in which Fynn had been on the field for the complete duration of the match.
Stratford lost two early wickets in reply, but a stand of 107 between John Price and skipper David Bailey dashed the home side’s hopes of victory.
Bailey eventually fell to Xavie Clarke, who quickly picked up another wicket when Jake Salmon was stumped by Junaid Cassiem.
But Price batted on until he was caught on the boundary by Robbie Clarke for 78 off the last ball of the match.
Stratford finished on 215-6, taking seven points from the game to Oswestry’s 16.
Oswestry Seconds kept alive their hopes of avoiding relegation when they hammered county rivals Shrewsbury Seconds by nine wickets.
Shrewsbury elected to bat, but were bowled out for just 96 as skipper Adam Lloyd took 4-36, Ian Davies 3-27 and Sam Davies 2-10.
Oswestry openers Michael O’Reilly (48no) and Josh Coleridge (40) wasted no time setting about their task, and victory was acheived at 100-1.
Oswestry Thirds returned from Bomere Heath Thirds with a losing draw after a good game of cricket.
Bomere cashed in on a century opening stand between Chris Scott (53) and Matthew Hall (48) to reach 188-6 in their 40 overs.
Ivor Pearsall was Oswestry’s most successful bowler with 4-47, while youngster Josh Darley took 2-31.
Dominic Kular followed up his century the previous week with 60 as Oswestry replied with 157-8. Skipper James Bradbury made 30 and Neil Darley 24.
Bridgnorth Fourths couldn’t raise a team to play their Oswestry counterparts at Morda Road on Sunday, so Allan Morris’s side were gifted 24 points.
n Oswestry are back on the road this Saturday when they visit in-form Halesowen (midday). The Seconds are at home to Astwood Bank (12.30).
The Thirds entertain Pontesbury Thirds at Morda Road, while the Fourths travel to Madeley Thirds on the same day (both 1.30).
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