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Roll With It

  OSCC 181-9 (Hook 51) beat Northchurch 32 all out (Wiles 7-7) by 149 runs Toilet roll sales in Northchurch have soared in the past 24 hours after a destructive spell of fast bowling from Ben Wiles. Wiles sent a succession of Northchurch batters scurrying for cover behind the square leg umpire as he produced a remarkable spell of bowling to lead Offley to a crushing 149-run victory.  Allying his customary pace and hostility with a freshly discovered accuracy, Wiles had the opposition batsmen on the front foot from his opening delivery.  His final figures were 6.4-3-7-7. Included in that were two separate hat tricks and four wickets in four balls. The figures were the second best in Offley history - only Colin Keeley's 8-10 against Lilley in 2008 were better - and the best league figures ever by an Offley bowler. Dan Goord won the toss and opted to bat as Offley chased the win and the mathematical miracle they required to survive. Goord and Josh Hook laid the foundation for a good s