Early Division 1 leaders Great & Little Tew gave their survival chances a big boost by seeing off Banbury Twenty to clinch their first win since May 19.

Jack Taylor (3-22) and Anthony Smith (3-46) combined to dismiss Twenty for 120 as only Richard Hawkins (35), making a rare appearance, made much progress.

Dave Powles then top scored with 59 as Tew made their way to 122-6, despite left arm spinner Steve Hart's 3-23.

Great & Little Tew 30pts, Banbury Twenty 11.

Oxford Downs kept their title hopes alive by cruising to a six-wicket win at home to Shipton-under-Wychwood in the west Oxon derby.

After electing to bat Shipton's innings was rescued for the second week running by Jon Hartley (57) and Omar Hussain (51) before they were bowled out for 171.

Richard West produced match-winning figures of 5-31 for Downs, who eased home thanks to Frankie Crouch (48) and Chris Sandbach (47).

Oxford Downs 30, Shipton-under-Wychwood 11.

Banbury 2nd stay level on points with Downs after they had little trouble dispatching bottom club Dinton, who are now in dire in trouble.

Put into bat, Banbury amassed 240-7 as several batsmen got starts, among them Lachlan Marshall (48).

Only Richard Scott (5-72) had much success with the ball for Dinton, who then fell to 171 all out despite Scott's 42 and Rob King's 53.

Dinton 6, Banbury 2nd 30.

Buckingham Town stay top after they gained revenge for their only defeat by beating Cumnor.

Andrew Robertson (57) laid the platform after the visitors chose to bat, then Geoff Walford hit an unbeaten 88 at a run a ball to take them to 213-9.

Greg Pearson was Town's leading bowler, taking 4-43.

Ayaz Khan (3-60) aside, Cumnor were never at the races after tea as Jimad Khan (49), Daniel Harris (42) and then Jonny Cater (77no) took them to 214-4 with plenty of overs to spare.

Buckingham Town 30, Cumnor 13.

Bicester & North Oxford enjoyed an easy win at Milton Keynes Park to ease their own relegation worries and leave their hosts in the drop zone.

Park's decision to bat looked fair enough when they reached 44 without loss in 11 overs. But then Krishan Talsania (3-6) and then Ian Bryan (4-16) engineered a collapse that saw them reduced to 104 all out.

Stephen West hit 47 as Bicester cantered to a seven wicket win.

Milton Keynes Park 7, Bicester & North Oxford 30.