OXFORD Cavaliers A have withdrawn from the league due to a lack of player numbers.

Cavaliers were fielding two sides this season, with their first team competing at a higher level than previously, but it has not proved sustainable.

Chairman Stuart James said the decision came after being able to name only seven players for a cancelled away game and just ten for their last home fixture.

“It was always going to be a big step-up for us to have a second team, he said.

“Unfortunately it has been more of a struggle than we anticipated.

“We had hoped to compete, but it is not the end of the world.

“Our first team are doing well in their league.”