Sam's to the rescue
By Tom Jackson
Twyford 2's maintained their grip at the top of Division Five thanks to an inspired display from a pair of Sam's – Roberts and Lyon.
It was skipper Roberts who really stole the show picking up 4-38, as Thame Town were dismissed for 134 on a slow wicket at the Recreation Ground, before smashing a quick-fire 38 as the home side fought their way to a hard-earned three wicket victory.
Lyon, though, played an equally important role in the run chase. The right-hander, who ended unbeaten on 32, salvaged the run chase after the Twyford top order had floundered to 31-5, thanks to a probing spell of seam bowling from Ian McStay (4-13).
Whilst Lyon proved to be the anchor of the chase, Roberts provided the much-needed fireworks striking four maximums and two boundaries to ensure that Twyford earned maximum points from the fixture.
It was a tough day for Thame, who are yet to win a game this season, as their innings never really caught fire thanks chiefly to Roberts, who dismissed the visitors top three batsmen before ending the innings by trapping McStay leg before in the 49th over.
Roberts, who now has a league leading 11 wickets this term, was ably assisted by new ball partner Nathan Perna, who picked up 2-24, and Tom Jackson (3-31).
Twyford's third victory of the season means that they travel to this week's opponents Didcot 2's, who are struggling at the bottom of Division Five, with a 12 point advantage over nearest challengers Oxford 3's.