OXFORDSHIRE beat Dorset by seven wickets to win NCCA Championship Western Division One and book their place in the four-day final.

Rupert Evans’s side eased to victory at Wimborne CC, with Marcus Campopiano scoring 90 in the first innings and Gareth Andrew taking seven wickets.

It sets up a date with Eastern Division winners Suffolk at Tring CC next month.

Dorset skipper Luke Webb won the toss and elected to bat, but he was soon regretting his decision.

Andrew removed Josh Digby and Alex Eckland before they troubled the scorers, while Robbie Shurmer trapped Greg Willows lbw for two to leave the hosts 5/3.

Webb fell for 16 soon after, but Harry Fisher’s patient 50 off 156 balls helped Dorset reach three figures.

They were bowled out for 129, with Andrew taking 4/29 and Oliver Currill 3/24.

Harrison Smith and Campopiano put on an opening stand of 70, but a flurry of wickets at the end of the day left Oxon 80/3.

A middle-order collapse saw Max Mannering, George Tait and Oliver Currill post just six runs combined, meaning the visitors still trailed by 36 runs when Callum Russell joined Campopiano at the crease with four wickets left.

They put on 108 before the opener fell for 90 (240), with his teammate eventually run out on 65 as Oxon ended their first innings 235/8.

Shurmer bowled Willows for a duck as Dorset faced a 106-run deficit, but the hosts stabilised and ended the day 123/4.

Andrew and Mannering removed Jacob Gordon and Edward Ellis early on day three as the momentum swung back in Oxon’s favour, but Eckland stuck around and added a determined 87.

Mannering had the No 4 batsman caught by Tait and his 5/58 helped restrict Dorset to a 113-run lead.

Smith and Campopiano put on 48 for the first wicket, before both players and Tom Haynes were dismissed in the space of seven runs.

Tait (44*) joined Freddie Smith (23*) at the crease and the duo saw Oxon home for a comfortable triumph.