Great & Little Tew sailed into their maiden Lord’s final after handing hosts Dinton a nine-wicket drubbing in the Davidstow Village Cup.
Tew dominated the semi-final from start to finish to set up a clash with Yorkshire’s Woodhouse Grange – twice former champions – at the home of cricket on Sunday, September 7.
And in doing so they consigned fellow Home Counties Premier League club Dinton to a second successive last-four defeat.
Seamer Lloyd Brock (5-16) and Ashley Hubbert (58no) were Tew’s individual stars, but victory was built around a highly effective team bowling and fielding display in front of around 300 supporters.
This has been the strength of the West Oxfordshire club’s run to the final during which they have enjoyed four dominant victories in the national rounds.
Tew now become the third Oxfordshire club to reach the final of this popular competition, joining Tiddington and Shipton-under-Wychwood in achieving that mark.
Dinton opted to bat after winning the toss, but lost Ashley Smith in the first over without putting a run on the board.
Alan Massey soon followed as the impressive Brock claimed his second victim.
Henry Woodward top-scored with 41 before being stumped off a sloppy shot.
By that stage, Dinton were 99-8 and in all sorts of trouble.
Tew bowled with real discipline, with 18-year-old left-arm spinner Joe Thomas playing a big part.
Dinton enjoyed a mini recovery from 10-3 to 47-4, but could never really get going.
Tew maintained their momentum with Joe Thomas bowling Neil Roberts just before drinks, with Dinton reaching 54-5 at the halfway point of their innings.
Only Faisal Ali and Najam Ur Rehman threatened to pass 20, while Thomas finished with three wickets.
He was ably abetted by fellow left-arm spinner Ian Bryan, who removed Mark Ludlow with a sharp caught and bowled dismissal.
Joe White and Ashley Hubbert got off to a cautious start in reply, but with only three runs an over needed, it was no need to panic.
They were 23-0 off ten overs and 60-1 at drinks, with White having skied the previous ball to Woodward at deep cover.
That was as good as it got for the hosts, with Oxfordshire youth star Jordan Garrett joining Hubbert to see Tew home inside 32 overs.
Dinton had resigned themselves to defeat long before it was confirmed, while Tew didn’t have one nerve-jangling moment.
2:00pm Thursday 3rd September 2015
IT was a case of damage limitation at Silverstone on Sunday in the pouring rain.
10:40am Thursday 3rd September 2015
Williams Martini Racing have confirmed that the partnership of Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas will be retained for a third season in the 2016 FIA Formula One World Championship.
9:30am Thursday 3rd September 2015
RUPERT Evans knows what it is takes to win the Minor Counties Championship as an Oxfordshire player, but admits beating Cumberland in this year’s final as coach would be just as special.
9:10am Thursday 3rd September 2015
MICHAEL Appleton is happy none of his players were nominated for a monthly award as he seeks to keep Oxford United under the radar.
9:00am Thursday 3rd September 2015
Oxfordshire ended sixth out of seven teams in the Home Counties League when they lost 132-100 to Bucks at Bletchley in their final game of the campaign.
8:00am Thursday 3rd September 2015
Woodstock Harrier James Bolton leads Abingdon AC’s Paul Fernandez by just one point ahead of tonight's final round of the Motavation Series in Oxford.
7:00am Thursday 3rd September 2015
Elizabeth Dorey represented England for the first time at the European Junior Touch Championships at Nottingham – just missing out on glory.
7:00am Thursday 3rd September 2015
Some of the county’s brightest young sporting talents are looking for glory in Manchester as they compete in the Sainsbury’s School Games, which get under way today.
More than 1,600 school-age athletes from around the country will descend on Manchester for the four-day multi-sport event – 15 of whom will be looking to bring a medalback to Oxfordshire.
Six of those will be competing in hockey, with Jona Boender (Abingdon), Niall Devaney (Oxford), Finn Dunleavy (Woodstock), Louisa Heathcote (Banbury) and Storm Sunderland (Deddington) all representing England sides, while Witney’s James Palmer has been selected for Wales.
Bloxham School pupil Heathcote, who is 17, will be representing England Girls White.
She is relishing the chance to shine saying: “I’m so happy to have been selected.
“My aim is to enjoy myself, but also play the best hockey I can throughout the tournament.”
Four Oxfordshire youngsters will be competing in athletics, which takes place tomorrow at the 6,500-capacity Manchester Regional Arena.
Luisa Chantler-Edmond (Headington), Emily Thompson (Banbury), Sam Way (Chipping Norton) and Ryan Craze (Didcot) have been selected to represent the Midlands.
Bicester duo Kieran Bird and Thomas Thornley and Faringdon’s Emily Nesbit will all represent England East in swimming.
Bicester Blue Fins swimmer Thornley, 15, said: “I feel very privileged to have been asked to compete in the Sainsbury’s School Games.
“It will be a great opportunity for me to develop as a swimmer and as an athlete overall.
“I can’t wait to get there!”
Oxford’s Saskia Freitas-Shoeffel will feature for England cadet women in volleyball.
And Benj Scheider, from Abingdon, completes the strong contingent from Oxfordshire with his selection for the England fencing team.
8:00am Wednesday 2nd September 2015
JAMES Roberts has been earmarked for a loan move away from Oxford United, but head coach Michael Appleton was quick to make it clear the striker has a bright future at the club.
6:08pm Wednesday 2nd September 2015
Bob Allsworth took two wins as Vikings whitewashed West Oxford Democrats Club.