AN excellent spell from George Tait helped Oxfordshire maintain their 100 per cent pre-season record with an 11-run win over Wiltshire.

The spinner took four wickets in 21 balls to secure a fifth straight triumph for his county in the 50-over friendly.

It gave Tait figures of 5-33 from 8.1 overs, with the final scalp of Ben Huntley sealing victory.

The visitors won the toss and elected to field at Great & Little Tew CC, but Oxon started well.

Tom Cosford and Harry Smith put on 53 for the first wicket, before the latter was caught and bowled by Huntley for 17.

His fellow opener fell for 32 the following over, with dismissals for Tom Haynes, Oliver Ebsworth-Burland and Jordan Garrett leaving Oxon 117-5.

But captain Jonny Cater stepped up to hit 65 (94), helping the hosts to 232/7.

Wiltshire openers Jake Goodwin and William Wade were dismissed for six and nine respectively to leave the visitors 22/2, but Jack Mynott and Neil Clark put on 99 for the third wicket.

The latter was caught and bowled by Oli Clarke for 52, but even after Tait removed Ed Young and Bradley Dawson Wiltshire only needed 38 from more than eight overs.

They were thwarted by the Oxon spinner, who dismissed Arthur Godsal, Joseph King and Huntley, while Joe Thomas claimed the wickets of Jack Stearman and Tahir Afridi – leaving Mynott stranded on 106*.