Oxford Downs 2nd eased past Banbury Twenty 2nd to close in on promotion from Division 4.

Steve Roberts took 6-73 in Twenty’s 231, Assif Hussain scoring 62, Neil Harrison 54 and Faisal Khalid 51.

Ian Caunce then crashed 122 and Richard Millard-Smith 44 not out as Downs raced to 232-3.

Banbury XX 2nd 8pts, Ox D 2nd 25

Matt Needham took 8-59 to keep alive Aston Rowant 2nd’s promotion chances by beating Cropredy.

Wayne Hazel hit 53 as the visitors were all out for 141.

Needham, Mark Walker and Paul Plumridge all scored 32 – and Richard Lynch claimed 4-32 – in Rowant’s 142-8.

Aston Rowant 25, Cropredy 10

To stay up, Shipton-under-Wychwood 2nd must beat Oxford Downs 2nd and hope Kimble thrash Princes Risborough.

Jerry Senior (41) and Charlie Brain (40) led Shipton’s 155-9 against Stokenchurch.

But Arshad Latif took 5-25, and then hit 125 not out in the visitors’ 157-0.

Shipton 2nd 2, Stokenchurch 25

Sam Agace took 8-53 in Cumnor 2nd’s 106 at Kimble, Malcolm Evans making 40.

Danny Bull (54) set up the hosts’ seven-wicket win.

Kimble 25, Cumnor 2nd 4

Lee Morgan took 4-26 in Princes Risborough’s 141-9 at Great Brickhill.

Arran Aris then hit 45, while Steve Greaves took 4-21 in Brickhill's 145-7.

Great Brickhill 25, P Risborough 9