A sparkling innings from Ian Tew led Banbury to a thrilling last-over victory at home to Tring Park to stay in touch at the top of Serious Cricket Home Counties Premier League Division 1.
Tew made 61 off 73 balls to provide the vital spark as Banbury, chasing 230 for victory, got home with five wickets and just two balls to spare.
Tring chose to bat first and were indebted to William Jones, who made 101 off 111 balls, to lay the platform for a formidable total.
But their other batsmen struggled to score quickly agsainst a consistent Banbury attack.
Spinners Luke Ryan and Jimmy Phillips picked up most of the wickets, but the seamers bowled tightly too.
Banbury’s reply was built around a second-wicket stand of 109 between Lloyd Sabin and the fluent Tew.
Sabin played the sheet-anchor role with 78 from 153 balls, before free-scoring Nathan Hawkes and Jonny Cater got Banbury over the line in an exciting finish.
Cater’s unbeaten 37 came off 40 balls.
12:39pm Thursday 11th February 2016
OXFORD United have sold 7,500 tickets for the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final at Wembley.
9:30am Thursday 11th February 2016
MICHAEL Appleton has warned Oxford United fans to strap themselves in for a rollercoaster final third of the season.
8:30am Thursday 11th February 2016
OXFORD United will look to bolster only their strikeforce during the emergency loan window – barring injuries.
8:40am Thursday 11th February 2016
Didcot super-middleweight Gavin Lissenden believes the best is yet to come after claiming his first major title.
7:50am Thursday 11th February 2016
The ‘Town Team’ beat Oxford and Oxford Brookes universities in the first Triangular Contest sporting challenge.
7:30am Thursday 11th February 2016
JONATHAN Cornish continued his fine form to win the fourth round of the Oxford Mail Cross Country League with a dominant display at Cirencester Park.
7:10am Thursday 11th February 2016
Berinsfield's lead at the top of Buildbase Oxford & District League Section 1 was cut to four points as they were held to a 3-3 draw at Headington Conservative Club.
7:00am Thursday 11th February 2016
Dave Larham is looking forward to his new job as Oxfordshire rugby’s development officer.
9:30am Wednesday 10th February 2016
MICHAEL Appleton has called on goalkeeper Sam Slocombe to bounce back after his two errors cost Oxford United victory over Mansfield Town.
9:00am Wednesday 10th February 2016
ADAM Wise hit a hat-trick for Goring Robins but was still on the losing side as they were beaten 6-3 by Greater Leys in the quarter-finals of the Oxford Mail Youth League's Under 15 Knockout Cup, writes PAUL LYON.