Video: Olney Town vs North Crawley

North Crawley remain top of Division One courtesy of a winning draw away at Olney Town on Saturday.

It was a fine disaply of batting from the reigning champions, with the top order all making good runs as Crawley asserted themselves on the game.

Olney Town vs North Crawley

Olney Town vs North Crawley

Despite losing opener Glenn Young for a duck, Alex Walker (30) and James Armstrong (28) steadied the ship, before big hitting from Pete Barnes (45) and Marcus Godd (66 not out) saw Crawley edging towards a big score.

Stuart Keeping and Pete Sparrow both took three wickets apiece for Olney as Crawley ended their innings on 211-7, dropping a flurry of late wickets.

Crawley’s Dean Bryce took the game on though, with a brilliant fifer to restrict the home side.

Bryce’s figures of 5-46 held up Olney enough to ensure they were never going to reach North Crawley’s score, but some stubborn batting meant they held on for a losing draw, coming in with 148-8.