MIDDLETON Cheney shocked runaway OCA League Division 1 leaders Witney Swifts as they edged to a one-wicket win.

In a match reduced to 32 overs per side, Swifts were restricted to 164-5, Nigel Hume hitting 57 and Spencer King taking 3-12.

Gary Crook (57) and Neil Wright (54no) then steered Cheney to the narrowest of victories.

Oxenford closed the gap on Swifts as they saw off visitors Westcott by four wickets.

Westcott were held to 117-5 in a rain-affected match, before Vijay Pamu top-scored with 48 not out to lead Oxenford to 118-6.

Garsington & Cowley defeated hosts Marsh Gibbon by four wickets.

Luke Fox (59no) had helped the home side to 157-7, but Majid Khan (52no) and Uzair Ahmad (47) helped Garsington to victory.

Stonesfield brushed aside hosts Wolvercote by 73 runs.

Tim Wyatt (54) and James Grist-Perkins (45no) shone in Stonesfield’s 168-5, before Sam Hibberd claimed 4-23 and Scott Thomas 3-33 as Wolvercote fell for 95.

Chipping Norton’s match at home to Faringdon was abandoned after just five overs due to the wet weather.

The visitors were reduced to 10-1 before the rain arrived.

In Division 2, Carl Palmer’s excellent haul of 6-20 helped East & West Hendred to an eight-wicket win in their top-of-the-table clash at Wootton & Boars Hill.

Palmer was key in reducing Wootton to 99 all out, before Ivan Mulford’s unbeaten 45 led Hendred to 100-2 to extend their lead at the top to 30 points.

Bryan Barrett shone with bat and ball for Kilkenny as they crushed Hanborough by 140 runs.

Kilkenny set 201-4, Darren Gordon hitting 49 and Barrett 35 not out.

Barrett then claimed 5-25 and Gordon 4-36 as Hanborough were rolled over for a paltry 61.

Watlington saw off visitors Cairns Fudge by seven wickets.

Patrick Sunderland’s 3-36 helped to restrict Fudge to 166-8 and then Luke Yeulet hit 47 to help the home side to 170-3.

Hook Norton moved to within one victory of clinching the Division 3 title as they won their 12th match of 13, beating hosts and nearest rivals Risinghurst by six wickets.

The home side were restricted to 110-8 in a match reduced to 35 overs per side.

Jason Trinder (54no) and Jordan Glazier (38) then led Hooky to 113-4, stretching their lead to a near-unassailable 112 points.

Kidlington maintained their promotion push with a six-wicket win at Combe.

Tom Dingwall’s good form continued as he scored 78 in Combe’s 166 all out, but 56 from Sahil Kalyan helped Kidlington to 167-4.

Ethan Davie shone again with the bat as Marcham beat Broughton & North Newington by five wickets.

Broughton set 205-6 as Nick Hibberd hit 69 and Stuart Armstrong claimed 5-37.

Davie then struck 75 not out to steer hosts Marcham to 208-5.

Elsewhere, Radley eased to a 99-run win at home to Wantage.

In Division 4, Steventon lost their first game of the season as struggling Chadlington shocked them in a low-scoring clash.

Rupert Townsend took 4-19 and Craig Atlas 3-29 as batsmen struggled, Steventon being shot out for just 95.

Atlas then hit 45 in the hosts’ reply, as they edged home at 96-8.

Sameer Kesava claimed 5-29 to help Oxenford 2nd to a six-wicket win at Garsington & Cowley 2nd.

Garsington were held to 111-9, Waheed Rehman hitting 54 not out.

Harry Sturgess then scored an unbeaten 39 as Oxenford reached 115-4.

Wolvercote 2nd hammered hosts West Ilsley by eight wickets after dismissing them for 89.

There was a raft of low scores in the other divisions, with Letcombe shot out for 48 in a six-wicket defeat at Chalgrove in Division 5.

Richard Murphy took 5-14 to dismiss Letcombe, then Chalgrove reached 49-4.

East & West Hendred 2nd were dismissed for112 as they lost by seven wickets at home to Risinghurst 2nd.

Hassan Raza (4-13) and James Cole (4-27) starred for Risinghurst, who then eased home at 113-3.

Adam Duffield took 5-26 to help Sunningwell to a 70-run win at home to Wolvercote 3rd.

In Division 6, Dorchester 2nd beat Oxenford 3rd by 23 runs.

They had set only 87-9, Ben Dean taking 3-12.

Aiden Pugh then claimed 3-2 as Oxenford were skittled for 64.

In Division 7 North, Witney Swifts 3rd beat Deddington 2nd by ten wickets after restricting them to 114-7.

Chris Hodgson (58no) and Martin Cripps (55no) both carried their bats to lead Swifts to victory.

Bampton 2nd were shot out for 24 as they lost by 57 runs at home to Wootton & Boars Hill 2nd.

Meanwhile, Chipping Norton 2nd lifted the Osberton Radiators Cup with a five-wicket win over Middleton Cheney 2nd.

Cheney posted138 all out, Huw Rees scoring 50 and Faisal Gujjar taking 4-17.

Gujar then struck 42 and Slamat Sami 40 not out as Chippy reached 142-5, Barry White taking 4-19 for Cheney.