A run out off the final ball of the match earned Oxford 2nd a tie in a dramatic finish to their game at Bletchley Town in Division 1.

Put in to bat, the visitors had struggled to 133 all out in the face of some fine bowling by off spinner Graham Simpson (5-40) and left arm seamer Ghufran Mohammed (3-27), as only Wasim Mehmood (33) got going.

Oxford looked sure to win when Philip Evans took 4-39 to reduce Town to 99-7, and then 112-8 with two overs remaining.

But 14 runs were scored from the penultimate over, a wicket fell off the first ball of the last and three runs were needed off the final delivery – which proved one too many.

Oxford were deducted two points for failing to pay the umpire before the match.

Bletchley Town 15pts, Oxford 2nd 13

Much-fancied Oxford Downs' miserable start continued as they slumped to a three-wicket defeat at Dinton.

Skipper Wes Bartlett top scored with 54 in Downs' 181 all out, in which Tim Brooker took 3-44 and Mark Ludlow 3-50.

The home side lost wickets to Lester Smart (3-50), but Lee Marland's 86 not out saw them to victory.

Dinton 25, Oxford Downs 10

Hard hitting Duncan Bradshaw led the way for Bicester & North Oxford, scoring 81 in his side's 203-7 at home to Banbury Twenty.

In form seamer Faisal Khalid took 3-38 for the visitors, who were in with a chance while David Clark (63) was at the crease.

But Amin Rafiq followed up his unbeaten 34 in Bicester's innings to take 3-14 as Twenty closed on 171-8.

Bicester & N Oxford 14, Banbury XX 9

Cumnor's Afghani all-rounder, Ali Morteza, almost beat Shipton-under-Wychwood on his own as his side enjoyed an easy eight wicket win.

Morteza took 5-27 as Shipton struggled on a wet wicket, although Craig Lambert (33) combined stout defence with a more positive approach to see his side to 107 all out.

Morteza (51) and opener James Neilson (43no) then secured the win.

Cumnor 25, Shipton 3

Buckingham Town versus Horspath followed a similar pattern, with the visitors bowled out for 117 and the hosts cruising to victory.

Only Robbie Eason (34) and Adam Krol (33) provided much resistance as Jason Ell (5-33) and James Gear (4-29) enjoyed the conditions.

Jonny Cater's 44 then helped Town to 117-3.

Buckingham Town 25, Horspath 4