OXFORDSHIRE ended Berkshire’s seven-year unbeaten NCCA Championship run in style as they cruised to a 283-run victory.

The hosts were on top throughout the three days at Thame Town CC, with Gareth Andrew taking eight wickets and Ollie Ebsworth-Burland hitting 198 across both innings on his home ground.

It moves Oxon top of Western Division 1 ahead of this weekend’s final group game against Dorset at Wimborne CC.

Jonny Cater won the toss and elected to bat on day one, but the hosts were 91/4 at lunch as Berkshire shaded the first session.

Opener Ebsworth-Burland was the only man to stick around, with the four batsmen below him in the order scoring 38 between them.

Cater came in to steady the ship and contributed to a 95-run partnership for the fifth wicket, although when Ebsworth-Burland fell for 81 Oxon were only 179/6.

George Tait joined his captain at the crease and scored 71 off 81 balls, with Cater’s 49 seeing the hosts to 294/8 declared.

Andrew quickly established Oxon’s advantage, taking three wickets as Berkshire were reduced to 27/4 before the close.

The former Hampshire player picked up where he left off the next morning on his way to first-innings figures of 5/39.

Robbie Shurmer, Max Mannering and Pravdeep Chahal all chipped in as the visitors fell to 140 all out.

Despite their 154-run lead, Oxon decided against enforcing the follow-on and Ebsworth-Burland continued to enjoy home comforts.

He put on 59 for the first wicket with Marcus Campopiano to set the tone, before reaching his century later in the day.

The opener eventually fell for 117 (192), while Cater again helped out with a valuable 66 from 83 balls.

Oxon declared on 270/7 early on the final day, with Berkshire’s Euan Woods taking 6/101 and claiming a run out in the second innings.

Once again, Andrew proved too good as he took three wickets in the morning, with Chahal, Mannering and Shurmer joining the party.

The visitors were 52/6 at lunch and just six runs later Stewart Davison was caught behind off Chahal.

Mannering took the next two wickets to claim figures of 3/23, before Cater stumped Woods (68) off Tait’s bowling as Berkshire were skittled for 141.

It ended the visitors’ 36-match unbeaten run in the competition, almost exactly seven years after they last tasted defeat on August 19, 2014.