Ed Phillips missed out on a century by just nine runs, but he would not have minded too much as his Banbury 2nd side defeated arch rivals Banbury Twenty by five wickets on Saturday.

The victory catapulted Banbury up to second in the Division 1 table as the other leading sides were out of action due to the bad weather.

Put into bat, Twenty managed 213-6 on the back of an unbeaten 93 from John Wright and a useful 45 from Neil Harrison.

Ollie Murrey took 4-59 in a tidy 18 over spell, then watched Phillips hit 91 in his side's successful run chase.

Banbury 2nd 30pts, Banbury XX 14.

Great & Little Tew gave leaders Buckingham Town a run for their money before finally having to cling on for a draw.

Leigh Tomlinson (72) and Kiwi Jimad Khan (41) took Town to a handy 218-8 after they had been inserted, despite Jack Taylor's 4-64.

Tew skipper Shane Faulkner then top-scored with 39 as Tew gave themselves a chance of victory, but James Gear took 4-55 and in the end the hosts closed on 213-9.

Great & Little Tew 9, Buckingham Town 18.

Shipton-under-Wychwood slipped closer to the relegation zone when they succumbed for just 129 at Milton Keynes Park. The day had started well for Shipton, with captain and left arm spinner Shaun Miller making the most of a turning wicket to take 6-60.

Only James Sprittles (43) showed any form for Park, who were bowled out for 151 in 48.3 overs.

But Shipton's fragile batting line up struggled against the home side's three-pronged seam attack of Sprittles (4-32), Mark Roberts (3-28) and James Clark (3-40) and fell 22 runs short.

Milton Keynes Park 30, Shipton-under-Wychwood 15.

A century opening partnership between James Neilson (52) and Graham Scott (34) seemed to have set Cumnorup for another big score at Dinton.

But off-spinner Richard Scott then took the pace off the ball to great effect, taking 8-47 as the visitors struggled to 196-9 in an innings reduced to 48 overs by rain.

The home side were in early trouble on 6-2 off 19 balls when persistent drizzle sent the players off.

Dinton 10, Cumnor 10.

Krishnan Talsania had hit 60 of Bicester & North Oxford's 136-5 at Oxford Downs when rain stopped play.

Oxford Downs 10, Bicester & North Oxford 10