A SPLENDID all-round display from Dan Savin helped Bicester & North Oxford stay joint top of Cherwell League Division 3.

Savin scored his third successive half-century and then took three wickets as his side secured a 103-run victory at home to Banbury 3rd.

Having chosen to bat first, the hosts slipped to 64-4, before Savin joined Nick Moorman in a fifth-wicket stand of 90.

After Moorman was run out for 54, Savin and Callum Doak took the game away from Banbury with a destructive partnership of 64.

Savin was bowled for a superb 88, while Doak smashed four sixes – including one monstrous effort on to the roof of the adjoining DHL building, to finish unbeaten on 42 from just 19 balls, as Bicester closed on 253-7.

Banbury’s reply never got going as Savin (3-14) and Ben Clark reduced them to 20-4.

Ben Cross (31) and Neil Megson (35) resisted, but they limped to 150-8 by the end.

Bicester share top spot with Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts, who won a high-scoring thriller at Horley by just seven runs, with both sides amassing more than 300.

Nondies rattled up 319-9 thanks to Chris Day (114) and Garry Adamson (62).

The hosts put a up a superb chase, but were all out for 311, despite brilliant 129 from Dave Eaton.

Graham Judd took seven wickets as Westbury maintained their 100 per cent record in Division 2 with an exciting 11-run win at Didcot.

Will Gurney top-scored with 49 as the visitors made 221-7 after choosing to bat first.

Elliott Matthews (69) led Didcot’s reply, but Judd returned 7-39 to restrict them to 210.

Bicester 2nd lost by seven wickets at home to Wolverton Town in Division 7.

Haris Naeem (79) and Mark Adams (40) helped the hosts to close on 199-6.

But the visitors replied with 203-3 after a second-wicket stand of 107 between Adam Goldberg (63) and Ben Boddy (72no).

Bicester 3rd won by three wickets in a low-scoring match against Thame Town 4th.

Lee James took 5-13 as Thame were shot out for 50. Bicester scrambled in on 53-6.

  • WESTCOTT had no answer to the bowling of Alfie Saunders as they crashed to an eight-wicket defeat in the first round of the OCA League’s Airey Cup.

Batting first, Westcott were dismissed for 52 – the last man being unable to bat.

Saunders returned figures of 8-13 for Swifts who then raced to 55-2.

In the Steve Dixon Memorial Cup, Chesterton lost by 57 runs at home to Wootton & Boars Hill 2nd.

Johnnie Fisher hit 72 not out as Wootton posted 206-9, Jimmy Appleton taking 4-19.

Chesterton were all out for 149, Pete Talbot hitting 63 and Rubban Gill taking 4-34.

Brill racked up a massive 326-5 as they cruised to a 165-run victory over visitors West Ilsley in Division 3.

Leading the way was Jeremy Mansfield, who hit 94, while Andy Wynd struck 83, Andy Parke 68 not out and Dale Sweetman 51.

Darren Kavanagh then took 4-38 as West Ilsley fell for 161.

Westcott 2nd's James Bateman claimed 5-38 to help his side to a three-wicket win over Hook Norton 2nd in Division 7 North.