Robbie Eason and Jimmy Phillips hit half-centuries as Horspath beat Chesham by seven wickets to regain the winning thread and go second in Serious Cricket Home Counties Premier League Division 2.
Chasing Chesham’s 218-9 after the visitors had won the toss and decided to bat, Horspath eased home with plenty of time to spare.
Eason led the way with 64 before being run out by a direct hit from fine leg to the bowler’s end as he went for a second.
His runs came off 107 balls, with nine fours and two straight sixes.
Left-hander Phillips then maintained the momentum.
After a steady start, he blossomed with some classy boundaries, making 62 from 90 balls with nine fours and a six, before he was caught at point off Matt Rance.
It was then left to Shahbaz Ali to steer Horspath home with an unbeaten 37, which included seven fours, before Andy Wynd hit the winning boundary.
Horspath skipper Will Eason flicks the ball on to the stumps, but the Chesham batsman stands his ground and umpire Don Brooks gives not out
Earlier, Horspath, whose run chase was aided by 26 byes, had produced a good display in the field to hold Chesham in check.
Fiery Pat Foster spearheaded the home attack with 3-60, while skipper Will Eason took the important wicket of University of New South Wales all-rounder James Day, courtesy of a smart offside stumping by Andy Wynd.
Stand-in skipper Barnaby Atkins made a patient 54 at the top of the order off 121 balls with six fours, while Matt Rance hit a fluent 51 from 60 balls with eight fours.
But Jamil Faruq and Lloyd Belcher picked up two wickets apiece, and South African Dean Conradie showed the benefit of some intensive work in the nets with former Oxfordshire off-spinner Paul Jeacock to produce his best spell for several weeks, taking 1-13 off five overs.
5:46pm Friday 24th October 2014
Oxford City have completed the signing of former Royal Antwerp defender Kiko Insa, who will go straight into the side for tomorrow's Vanarama Conference North fixture against Hednesford Town at Marsh Lane.
11:30am Friday 24th October 2014
THE presence of Andy Whing back in the Oxford United side has prompted other players to raise their game, according to Michael Collins.
11:20am Friday 24th October 2014
KEITH Curle has demanded a strong start from Carlisle United when they host Oxford United at Brunton Park tomorrow.
9:30am Friday 24th October 2014
James Roberts is in no mood to rest on his laurels as the young Oxford United striker looks to feature in a fourth successive game when they visit Carlisle United tomorrow.
9:20am Friday 24th October 2014
ALFIE Potter says the secret to his return to form has been learning to enjoy football again after a difficult spell.
9:10am Friday 24th October 2014
MICHAEL Collins has revealed Oxford United are using a reminder of their hammering at Cambridge United to get fired-up for games.
9:00am Friday 24th October 2014
WILL Hoskins continues to be well ahead of schedule in his recovery from a groin injury.
8:20am Friday 24th October 2014
OXFORD United’s next home game has been designated as Yellow Army Day by the club’s supporters’ group.
8:00am Friday 24th October 2014
STAFF at Caterham Formula 1 were last night left in the dark over their future after being locked out of the motor racing team’s West Oxfordshire base.