DIDCOT marched on at the top of Division 1 as they beat the weather and eased past Shipton-under-Wychwood by 102 runs.

The summer deluge decimated much of the weekend’s action, but of those games that did escape the rain, there were some notable results.

Didcot’s victory ensured they maintained their 100 per cent record after six games.

After being inserted, they declared on 228-5 from 46 overs as Vishane Perera hit 96 not out and Patrick Foster 55. Shaun Miller taking 4-74 for Shipton.

The visitors then saw their sorry season continue when slumping to 126 all out, Andy Hemming top-scoring with 52 as Foster claimed 4-25.

Tiddington fell to a four-wicket defeat at Great Brickhill.

The visitors posted 203-6, Nick Pykett hitting 47 not out and Will Cooper 45.

Former England Under 19 batsman Mark Nelson then struck 88 as Brickhill reached the target with two overs to spare.

Twyford had to settle for a draw at home to Long Marston.

The in-form Shabaaz Alam hit 86, Jake Duxbury 75 and Atif Ali 64 not out to allow the hosts to declare on 293-3.

Alam then claimed 3-59 and Mohammed Fayyaz 3-62 in Marston’s reply, but the visitors clung on to earn a draw at 276-9.

Westbury’s home game with Abingdon Vale was abandoned after just 12 overs with the visitors on 19-2, while Cumnor’s trip to Buckingham Town 2nd was washed out without a ball being bowled.

There was an extraordinary finish in Division 2 at Bledlow Village, where Bicester & North Oxford ran out winners by one wicket in a low-scoring affair.

Bicester skipper Ryan Moore inserted the hosts and, with Matt Woods (5-20) and Ben Clark (4-20) in form, they skittled their rivals for just 61 in 26.2 overs.

The visitors appeared to be cruising to victory as they reached 38-0 but lost nine wickets for 18 runs to slump to 56-9, Dave Pearce running through the card with 6-33.

However, brothers Ben and Dan Clark held their nerve to score the remaining runs to wrap up a remarkable victory.

The only other game to survive the rain was at Leighton Buzzard, who beat Wolverton Town by 47 runs.

Tom Light hit 90 in Buzzard’s 212-7, and then Dan Scott claimed 5-49 as Wolverton were all out for 165 in the 40th over.


Only one game survived the rain in Division 3 as East Oxford got the better of a draw with visitors Great Brickhill 2nd.

Mubasher Hassan (79) and Urfan Ahmed (50) helped the home side to 215 all out in 42 overs.

Raja Imran took 3-33 in Brickhill’s reply, but the visitors clung on for a draw at 152-9.

Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts were in trouble at 102-6 at home to Thame Town 2nd before the heavens opened, while rain intervened with Oxford 2nd on 74-4 at home to Stokenchurch.

Only 9.1 overs were possible at Sandford St Martin who had reduced Horley to 18-2, while Oxford Downs 2nd’s clash with Banbury 3rd was washed out without a ball bowled.

In Division 4, Witney Mills went top as they beat hosts Long Marston 2nd by five wickets.

Ollie Burney took 5-21 and Josh Garrett 3-29 as Marston were shot out for 88, before Burney then top-scored with 30 to lead Mills home at 90-5.

Great & Little Tew hammered Abingdon Vale 2nd by 161 runs.

Sam Barnes hit 88 and Toby Parker 65 to help Tew to 244 all out, despite the rapid Charlie Pickford taking a career-best 7-36.

Vale were no match for the bowling of Parker (4-15) and Jack Belmont (4-17) as they slumped to 83 all out.

Tiddington 2nd drew their home match with Brackley.

Dan West (51) and Jordan Davis (46) helped the hosts to 179-6 in their 53 overs.

Brackley lost regular wickets, but closed on 162-8.

There was also a draw at Bletchley Town who, after setting 212-9, had Kimble clinging on at 110-9.

Horspath 3rd’s match at Charlbury was abandoned after just eight deliveries.


Didcot 2nd moved third in Division 5 after running out 53-run winners at Aston Rowant 3rd.

The visitors set 170-8 in 49 overs, before Andy Griffiths (3-16) and Luke Higgins (3-46) combined to bowl Rowant out for 117.

The rain could not save Eynsham as they lost by 86 runs at Chearsley in Division 6.

The hosts set 166 all out, despite three wickets apiece for Sam Jones and Sam Hollingshead.

Eynsham were shot out for 80, Matt Ricketts taking 3-13.

In Division 7, youngster Charlie Turner starred for Horspath 4th, but was unable to inspire his side to victory as they lost by 19 runs at home to Aston Rowant 4th.

Rowant set 195-8, Thad Cooper hitting 54 and Turner taking 5-61.

Turner scored 56, but Horspath were bowled out for 176.

Witney Mills 2nd hammered visitors Didcot 3rd by nine wickets, while Minster Lovell 2nd eased to an 80-run win at Wolverton Town 2nd, ending Wolverton’s 100 per cent record.

Jacob van der Merwe’s 6-22 helped Abingdon Vale to a seven-wicket win at home to Shipton 3rd in Division 8.

The visitors were skittled out for 115, van der Merwe and George Evans (3-28) starring.

Gareth Ellis (45no) then led Vale to 116-3.

In Division 9, Cally Evans took 5-11 as Tiddington 3rd beat Cumnor 3rd by 83 runs, while in Division 10, Minster Lovell 3rd hammered Charlbury 3rd by nine wickets after dismissing their west Oxfordshire rivals for just 74.