Oxford City wasted little time in brushing aside Bicester 9-0 in Men's Division 1 of the Wilson Inter-club League, writes MARK EDWARDS.

All three City pairs were in top form, with only Bicester's second partnership of Gareth Lloyd and Mark Goodson coming close to snatching a rubber - losing 6-4, 7-6 to Stefan van Erven and Eamonn Deeley.

In Division 2, Bicester B made up for their first team's disappointment with a 5-4 victory over Goring.

The teams were level going into the final round of matches, but victories for Bicester's second and third pairs were enough to give them the win.

Mark Taylor and David Williams won all three rubbers for Goring, but their teammates could only manage one point between them.

Banbury West End B and Witney B played out a thrilling 4.5-4.5 draw.

It took a nervous three-set triumph for Peter Dickens and Howard White over Derek Brown and Steve Wiblin for West End to secure a share of the spoils.

Oxford City C were too strong for Abingdon C in Mixed Divison 3, running out 7.5-1.5 winners.

In the 2-Pair League, Norham Gardens A cruised to a 3.5-.5 victory over Colston A in Men's Division 1, with the first pair of Ian Ferguson and Mark Newton dropping just one game.

In Mixed Division 3, Blewbury whitewashed Mapledurham 4-0, for the loss of just ten games.


Ladies Div 3: Thame 4.5, Cholsey B 4.5. Div 4: Banbury B 5, Woodstock C 4; Witney B 3.5, Oxford Spts C 5.5; Bicester C 8.5, North Oxford D .5.

Men's Div 1: Oxford City 9, Bicester 0. Div 2: Goring 4, Bicester B 5. Div 3: Oxford Spts B 0, Abingdon B 0; Banbury West End B 4.5, Witney B 4.5. Div 5: Witney D 7, North Oxford G 2; Woodstock C 5.5, Bicester D 3.5.

Mixed Div 1: Woodstock B 3, Woodstock 6. Div 3: Oxford City C 7.5, Abingdon C 1.5. Div 4: North Oxford C 7, Abingdon D 2.


Men's Div 1: Colston .5, Norham Gardens 3.5; Wantage 3, Wheatley 1. Div 2: Faringdon 3, Abingdon 1; Banbury West End 1, Hanney 3. Div 3: Oxford Spts 1.5, Cholsey C 2.5; Norham Gardens B 4, Benson B 0; Faringdon B .5, Kingston Bagpuize 3.5; Wantage B 4, Watlington B 0. Div 4: Hanney B 2, Wheatley C 2; Bicester 1.5, Norham Gardens 2.5; Banbury 2, Portcullis B 2.

Mixed Div 1: Mapledurham .5, Oxford Spts 3.5. Div 2: Benson B .5, Watlington 3.5. Div 3: Watlington B .5, Southfield 3.5; Mapledurham B 0, Blewbury 4.