Twyford claimed a small piece of Cherwell League history, beating visitors Long Marston by four wickets in Division 1 in the first clash to be decided on the Duckworth/Lewis system.

Marston’s innings was curtailed by a downpour after 38 overs with their score on 178-4, Simon Butler hitting 64 and Jeremy Smith 53 not out.

Twyford’s revised target after the rain was 230, and they reached the winning line at 231-6 in the 31st over, thanks largely to Shahid Mehmood’s excellent 97.

Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts went down by six wickets to Division 2 leaders Challow & Childrey.

Nondies were shot out inside 45 overs for just 110, with Ryan Gordon (53no) leading Challow’s reply as they eased home at 113-4.

For the first time, Division 4 leaders Westbury were really tested as they edged to a thrilling two-wicket victory at home to East Oxford.

The visitors posted 193 all out in 42 overs, led by 67 from Johannes Jacobus, while Nick Judd claimed 3-11 for Westbury.

Ben Rae top-scored with 64 in Westbury’s reply And although losing regular wickets, they edged it at 194-8 to consolidate their position at the top of the table.

Leg-spinner Richard Simpson claimed a six-wicket haul to help Bicester & North Oxford to a four-wicket win at home to Kimble.

Simpson was in superb form, taking 6-40 in Kimble’s paltry 97.

Stafford Sansome then hit 42 not out to steer Bicester to 98-6 to take maximum points.

Deadly duo Tom Jackson and Mohammed Shafaquat combined gave Twyford 2nd a 74-run win over Aston Rowant 3rd in Division 6.

Alan Gilder’s 80 and 36 from Ben Elkington saw Twyford to 204-8 in their 53 overs, Leigh Lewis taking 5-39 for Rowant.

But Rowant could never get going as Jackson claimed 4-17 and Shafaquat 4-19 as they fell for 130.