A SECOND hundred of the season for Tasmanian run-machine Alister Gibbins saw Bicester & North Oxford continue their winning ways in Division 3 with a four-wicket victory at East Oxford.

Having elected to bat in the Cherwell League clash, the hosts meandered to 93-3 from 22 overs.

Mubasher Hassan (68) and Amir Butt (31) put on 68 for the fourth wicket, but a change to the bowling inspired Bicester.

Haris Naeem (3-18) took a stunning one-handed return catch to dismiss Butt in his first over, before Dan Murphy (3-38) removed Hassan.

Only Malik Sagher Salim provided any further resistance as East Oxford slumped from 161-3 to 211 all out.

Bicester were faced with an uphill battle at 20-3.

But with Gibbins providing the backbone of Bicester’s batting, successive half-century partnerships with Will Irving and Murphy saw Bicester to 120-5.

Dan Savin then joined Gibbins at the crease, and the pair added 85 in just 12 overs before the latter was dismissed for 104.

Naeem and Savin saw Bicester over the line with an over to spare.

Westbury slammed Great Brickhill 2nd by 145 runs to stay clear at the top.

Olly Tice hit 88 and Tom Gurney 38 to help Westbury to 247-9 in a rain-affected match.

Brickhill were no match for George Markham (5-22) and Harry Williams (3-24) as they were shot out for 102.

In Division 1, Twyford edged Cumnor by two runs.

Bilal Afzal hit 54 in Twyford’s 262-8, Tom Powell taking 3-64 for the visitors.

Cumnor kept up with the rate throughout their run chase, helped largely by Will Bull (60), Matt Lake (51) and Harry Ackland (47).

But Afzal took 5-24 and Zabiullah Saeed 3-36 as Cumnor were bowled out for 260 off the last ball.

Basement boys Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts lost by seven wickets to Cropredy in Division 2.

Nondies made 203 all out, Aadam Samiullah hitting 74 and Joe Butler 71.

Matt McInerney top-scored with 83 in Cropredy’s reply, allowing them to reach 210-3 with more than 13 overs remaining.

In Division 7, Bicester & North Oxford 2nd were denied a third win in a row when losing by 12 runs against Bledlow Village 2nd.

Liam Randall took his 22nd and 23rd wickets of the season as Bledlow scored 201-3, anchored by opener Marcus Goodchild’s 99 not out.

Bicester were reduced to 33-5, before Ben Clark (46) and Callum Doak (71) saw them to the verge of a stunning comeback, but they fell short.

In Division 8, Twyford 3rd lost by 68 runs at Thame Town 3rd.

The hosts had been dismissed for 157, Billy Harper taking 4-50.

But Ian McStay (5-17) secured victory as Twyford were bowled out for 89.

Bicester & North Oxford 3rd ended up on the wrong side of a draw against Shipton-under-Wychwood 4th in Division 9.

Richard Plumbe and Ryan McLaughlin took three wickets each as the visitors were bowled out for 175.

But Bicester never really got going, reaching 112-6.