DIVISION 1 leaders Didcot failed to capitalise on their nearest rivals Great Brickhill’s match being washed out as they were left clinging on for a draw against Westbury.

Visitors Westbury set 188-8 in a rain-reduced 48 overs, Will Gurney top-scoring with 49 and Nathan Patrick taking 3-33, in the Cherwell League fixture.

In reply, Didcot slumped to 92-9 as George Markham took 3-10 and Charlie Harper 3-14.

A draw was inevitable at Long Marston in a match reduced to 60 overs.

Tiddington posted 153-6 in 32 overs, Max Smith hitting 66 not out and Matthew Johnston 51.

Neil Smith (3-21) and Nick Pykett (3-26) shone with the ball, but the home side comfortably held on at 100-6.

Cumnor managed a victory at Twyford after bowling their hosts out for 136.

Max Mannering (4-29) and Toby Strong (3-33) combined to dismiss the home side, before Will Bull scored 52 to steer Cumnor to 138-5.

The matches between Great Brickhill and Buckingham Town 2nd, and Abingdon Vale and Shipton-under-Wychwood were both washed out.

In Division 2, only two games survived the deluge, with Challow & Childrey holding on for a draw at home to Horspath 2nd and Minster Lovell doing likewise at fellow strugglers Leighton Buzzard.

At Challow, Horspath posted 189-7 in their 53 overs, Tom Beresford top-scoring with 78 and Mark Skelton hitting 54.

Challow scrapped to 122-8 after 47 overs as Tyrone Eyles took 3-25 and Skelton 3-30.

Things did not get any better for Minster Lovell, despite playing their fellow relegation candidates Leighton Buzzard.

Buzzard posted 173-6 in their 32 overs.

But, yet again, Minster’s batting frailties were exposed as they slumped to 131-9, only to grind out a draw.

The matches between Bicester & North Oxford and Aston Rowant 2nd, Banbury 2nd and Wolverton, plus Bledlow Village and Cropredy were washed out.

Oxford Downs 2nd crushed Sandford St Martin by eight wickets to leapfrog them to the top of Division 3.

A terrific all-round performance saw Downs bowl their visitors out for just 88, Steve Roberts taking 4-28.

Luke Maslen hit 41 not out to steer Downs to 89-2.

Pablo Mukherjee’s half-century helped Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts to a 61-run win over East Oxford.

Nondies were all out for 138, but Mukherjee’s unbeaten 50 proved crucial as the visitors were dismissed for 77, Abdul Saleem taking 5-20.

Banbury 3rd fell to a six-wicket defeat at Stokenchurch.

They posted just 107-7, before the home side eased to 108-4 in the 20th over.

Thame Town 2nd battled to a draw at home to Great Brickhill 2nd.

Liam Evans took 5-34 as Thame dismissed Brickhill for 146.

In reply, Thame reached 94-6 in a rain-reduced 23 overs to secure a draw.

Abingdon Vale 2nd’s wretched Division 4 season continued as they crashed to 47 all out in a ten-wicket defeat to Bletchley.

Zulfiqar Ahmed took 7-28 as Vale slumped, Bletchley easing to 50-0 in eight overs.

Jake Godfrey claimed 4-24 in Charlbury’s two-wicket win against Kimble.

The visitors were bowled out for 109, before Charlbury reached 112-8.

Horspath 3rd saw off visitors Great & Little Tew by 56 runs in a low-scoring affair.

They had been shot out for 127, but then Josh Richardson took 4-28 and Andrew Cummings 3-8 as Tew were rolled for only 71.

Tiddington 2nd declared on 182-2 in 38 overs, but could not force victory at home to Long Marston 2nd.

Colin Bird (72) and Nathan Dales (57no) shone for the home side, but Marston frustrated Tiddington’s efforts, closing on 84-6 in 22 overs.

Tim Foster starred for Aston Rowant 3rd as they thrashed visitors Shipton 2nd by nine wickets in Division 5.

Foster took 7-38 as Shipton were skittled for 101, before Manan Parmar hit 51 not out to steer Rowant home at 102-1.

Division 6 was a complete wash-out, while in Division 7, Minster Lovell 2nd kept up the pressure on leaders Bicester & North Oxford 2nd as they beat Aston Rowant 4th by 17 runs.

Lee Keyes (56) and James Mattinson (51) helped Minster to 197-9, and then Chris Morgan claimed 4-46 as Rowant were all out for 180.

In Division 8, George Evans returned superb figures of 5-9 to help Abingdon Vale 3rd to a four-wicket win over Long Marston 3rd.

Marston were shot out for 99 as Evans starred, before Gareth Ellis hit 47 to steer Vale to 100-6.

Eynsham 2nd moved up to second in Division 9 as they saw off Bledlow Ridge 2nd by seven wickets.

Kevin Read took 5-24 as Bledlow were bowled out for 151, before Patrick Arnold hit 46 and Roland Margerison 45 not out to lead Eynsham to 153-3.

Westbury 3rd boosted their Division 10 title hopes as they hammered Abingdon Vale 4th by eight wickets.