Horspath captain Will Eason says it would be remarkable achievement if they can secure promotion from Serious Cricket Home Counties Premier League Division 2.
Eason’s second-placed side visit Cove tomorrow with a 33-point cushion in the battle for a top-two spot.
While he is delighted with the form that has seen Horspath win six of their 11 matches, Eason stressed there was still a long way to go.
“Teams are still beating each other,” he said. “We will just carry on as we are doing.
“If we can get to the limited overs games in a promotion position, that’s something we will look to carry on.
“It would be amazing to go up. We are playing some really good cricket.
“The pleasing thing is that we have used 17 or 18 players and people have put their hands up with big performances like Mohson Rana last Saturday.”
Patrick Foster and Jehan Mohammed replace Graham Beer and Adam Krol.
Andy Hemming and George Seacole come in for Tim Senior and Calvin Dickinson in Shipton-under-Wychwood’s side to host leaders Reading.
Hemming will keep wicket in his maiden first-team game of the season and boost Shipton’s batting, with captain Simon Hole describing his return as a “big bonus”.
Hole added: “We got rained off at Reading earlier in the season, so we don’t know a lot about them.
“They have got two good spinners and an Indian overseas player who scores a lot of runs.
“But I would back us to beat them if we play to our potential.”
Teenage spinner Joe Thomas makes his first-team debut for Great & Little Tew in their match at Falkland.
Thomas comes in for Robbie Shurmer, while Matt Clark and Jordan Garrett replace Matt Woods and Markus Jeacock.
Latest Sport news
11:00am Tuesday 6th October 2015
MICHAEL Appleton is looking forward to his first experience of an Oxford-Swindon clash, but has made it clear the priority is on ensuring it is a fixture in Sky Bet League One next season.
9:30am Tuesday 6th October 2015
KEEPING a cool head will be key if Oxford United are going to beat fierce rivals Swindon Town tonight, according to skipper Jake Wright.
9:20am Tuesday 6th October 2015
CALLUM O’Dowda cannot wait for his first taste of a game against Swindon Town after getting permission to delay his trip to meet up with the Ireland Under 21 squad.
9:00am Tuesday 6th October 2015
JORDAN Graham is in line to make his first Oxford United start as injury looks likely to rule Danny Rose out of their clash with Swindon Town.
8:30am Tuesday 6th October 2015
ALTHOUGH Oxford United have won fewer derby matches than rivals Swindon Town, who lead 21-13, they go into tonight’s game looking for an unprecedented fifth straight victory.
8:00am Tuesday 6th October 2015
Oxfordshire are still looking for their first win in this season's BDO Inter-Counties Championship after losing 20-16 away to Surrey at Worcester Park at the weekend The visitors never recovered after losing the opening Ladies’ B match 5-1.
7:40am Tuesday 6th October 2015
DIDCOT Town joint manager Ian Concannon admitted he was frustrated his side face an FA Trophy preliminary round replay at Bridgwater Town tonight, following a goalless draw on Saturday.
7:30am Tuesday 6th October 2015
Sam Chilvers scored twice as Oxford Hawks opened their South League Premier 1 campaign with an exciting 4-3 win at Milton Keynes.
7:00am Tuesday 6th October 2015
KimHaynes scored after 20 seconds as Oxford Ladies started their South Clubs League Division 2 campaign with a 5-1 win at home to Marlow on Saturday.
7:00am Tuesday 6th October 2015
Oxford United’s three-match winning run in FA Women’s Super League 2 was brought to an end with a 3-0 defeat away to league leaders Doncaster Rovers Belles.