OXFORD & Bletchingdon Nondescripts picked up their first Cherwell League Division 2 win in style, hammering visitors Oxford 2nd by 86 runs.

Gary Adamson top-scored with 65 not out to help Nondies to 208 all out.

Oxford were never in the hunt as Idris Mohammed took 5-25 and Arfan Ahmed 3-42 to bowl them out for a meagre 122.

Bicester & North Oxford were blown away by a devastating spell of swing bowling from Owen Venables as Cublington eased to a 131-run victory in Division 3.

Venables’s 6-21 saw Bicester collapse from 56-0 to 99 all out in pursuit of the visitors 230.

Two wickets each for Dan Savin, Kishan Dave and Danny Clark restricted the Bucks side’s total, after Ketan Patel (70) and Sam Carter (36) had threatened to take the game away from Bicester with some fluent strokeplay.

Cublington could muster only 17 runs in the final eight overs, leaving Bicester hopeful of mounting a serious chase.

Their reply started strongly with Nick Moorman (29) taking ten from the first over, and he and Matt Collins (25) were in touch with the required rate.

Moorman became Venables’s first victim, and son Joe soon fell to the same bowler.

Venables then Ryan Moore lbw before Dan Murphy, Savin and Kishan Dave all edged behind,

They will hope to return to winning ways in the first win/lose game of the season at leaders Westbury this Saturday.

Olly Tice starred as Westbury climbed to the top by thumping visitors Banbury 3rd by nine wickets.

Mark Pallett (57) and Stuart Armstrong (50) helped Banbury set 186-8 in their 53 overs – Tice notably taking five outfield catches.

Hethen carried his bat for 78 not out and fellow opener Tom Gurney hit a classy 96 as Westbury cruised to 188-1 with more than ten overs to spare.

Tanveer Nadeem’s unbeaten century was not enough as Twyford 2nd drew with Challow & Childrey 2nd in Division 6.

Challow reached 235 all out, Chris Warboys hitting 68 and Sam Roberts taking 5-60.

Nadeem then struck an excellent 103 not out, but Twyford finished just short on 220-9.

Bicester & North Oxford 2nd slumped to defeat at Minster Lovell in Division 7, with Adam Gould’s 62 the only highlight in a six-wicket defeat.

Ben Halsey (4-31) and Ben Spencer (4-42) combined to dismiss Bicester for 133, and then Henry Crowther scored 62 to steer Minster to 137-4.

There was better news for Bicester & North Oxford 3rd, who remain unbeaten in Division 10 after a fourth draw of the season, away to Bletchley Town 2nd.

The hosts reached 211-9, despite young leg-spinner Ryan McLaughlin’s 6-48, before a maiden Bicester half-century for Mark Adams and a determined rearguard from Allen de Richard and Martin Randall saw Bicester to 144-9 by the close.