MINSTER Lovell closed the gap on OCA League Division 1 leaders Faringdon to 15 points with a game in hand after a comfortable six-wicket win at Radley.

Eddie Dunn (3-5), Connor Tinsley (3-14) and Leigh Smith (3-29) helped restrict the hosts to 132 all out.

Archie Spittles then top-scored with 36 not out, including a six to win the game, as Minster eased home at 137-4, Tinsley chipping in with 31 not out and Harris hitting 30.

Faringdon’s title hopes suffered a setback in an 11-run defeat at Great Horwood.

Dale Armitage led the way with 82 in the hosts’ 214-7, Ian Oglesby taking 4-45 for Faringdon.

Nigel Hume then hit a quickfire 86, but when he fell, wickets tumbled as Matt McStraw returned 5-45, with Faringdon all out for 203.

Andy Crawford hit an unbeaten century to steer Stonesfield to a two-wicket win at Charlbury.

The home side had set 204-9 as Hasula Prematilaka hit 51 not out and Josh Hornsby 49.

But Crawford scored 101 not out to lead his side to 206-8.

Oxenford posted a rare victory as they saw off visitors Yarnton & Cowley by three wickets.

After restricting Yarnton to 179-9, Habeel Khalid led the way for Oxenford with 50 as they reached 180-7.

Shrivenham’s title bid stayed on track after they saw off bottom side Chipping Norton by 40 runs.

Conor Taylor top-scored with 76 and Jagi Chahal hit 75 not out to help Shrivenham to 268-9.

Chippy were all out for 228, Dave Brassett scoring 54, as Jagi Chahal took 5-31 and Charan Chahal 3-57.

Division 2 leaders East & West Hendred saw off hosts Chadlington by three wickets in a game which had a mid-match interruption after an air ambulance landed on the field to deal with a nearby medical emergency.

Chadlington batted first and were restricted to 141-4, Mark Lambert top-scoring with 42 not out.

Youngster Andrew Francis then hit 42 and Jason Fisher 38 as Hendred reached 142-7.

Wolvercote stayed in touch with Hendred after a comfortable 67-run win at home to Broughton & North Newington.

Darren Jones (54) and Ben Proctor (53) helped Wolvercote to 253-6 – a target which proved beyond Broughton, despite 59 from Richard Harper.

They closed on 186-8 as Barkat Ahmed claimed 4-44.

Ben Tew fell two runs short of a century, but his consolation was a 91-run win for Wootton & Boars Hill at Marsh Gibbon.

Tew, Billy Webb (70) and Damien Wiskin (69) saw Wootton to a formidable total of 297-6.

Grant Cross (67) shone for the home side, but Cam King’s 4-47 and 3-30 from Webb restricted them to 206-9.

Wantage won a thriller against visitors Cairns Fudge by one run.

Colin Mercer hit 54 as Wantage scrapped to 193 all out.

Led by an outstanding 107 from Tom Small, Fudge were always in the hunt, but they fell just short.

Clifton Hampden saw off visitors Witney Swifts by seven wickets.

Three wickets apiece for Darren Clark, Julian Hitchman and Matthew Burton helped to dismiss Swifts for 165, Josh Grant scoring 45 not out.

Morley Benson then hit 67 and David Pimm 42 not out as Clifton reached 167-3.

It’s status quo at the top of Division 3 as the leading three teams all posted victories.

Kidlington beat visitors Fringford by five wickets to stay top.

Chris Graham (3-15) and Edd Wilmot (3-36) helped to dismiss Fringford for 167, before Craig Woods hit 77 and Andy Oliver 38 in Kidlington’s 168-5.

Eynsham youngster Ben Weller took 5-36 as his side beat visitors Marcham by ten wickets.

Weller claimed his haul in Marcham’s 77 all out, and then Ben Smitten hit 40 not out to steer Eynsham home.

Westcott recovered from a disastrous start to beat visitors Tetsworth by 17 runs in Division 3.

Nikunj Patel took a hat-trick in figures of 5-24 as Westcott slumped to a precarious 19-7 at one point.

But Alimar Khan (86) dug Westcott out of the mire as they eventually set 146 all out.

Jamie Wiles (4-36) and Rehman Ullah (3-35) combined to dismiss Tetsworth for 129.

Rob Lovick’s century (103) helped Hanborough to a 51-run win at Kilkenny.

Lovick hit 103 in Hanborough’s 213-8, Kashif Hafeez taking 4-34.

Darren Gordon’s 50 for Kilkenny was in vain as they fell to 162 all out, Martyn Oliver taking 4-28.

Youngster Jacob Mayers hit his maiden OCA League century to help Minster Lovell 2nd to a 94-run win at home to Uffington in Division 4.

Mayers finished 100 not out as Minster posted 236-3 in their 45 overs.

Henry Crowther then claimed 5-27 in Uffington’s reply as they fell for 142.

Risinghurst won their top-of-the-table clash at Swinbrook by 18 runs to stretch their lead to 63 points.

Ripon Masih hit 50 in Risinghurst’s 167 all out, before Martin Kalyan claimed 3-33 as Swinbrook fell for 149.

Sam Baker reached three figures for Sunningwell but they lost out at West Ilsley.

Baker smashed 102 and James Stacey 79 in Sunningwell’s 294-6, but 91 from Rob Lawson and 88 from Adam Barnes saw Ilsley home at 297-6 and a four-wicket win.

Watlington saw off visitors Deddington by 47 runs.

Chris Allen top-scored with 57 in Watlington’s 191 all out, which was enough for victory as the visitors were restricted to 144-7 in reply.

Brill maintained their Division 5 title challenge with an eight-wicket victory over hosts Chipping Norton 2nd.

Darren Kavanagh took 3-9 in 12 overs as Chippy were all out for 129.

Andy Parke hit 75 not out and Jeremy Mansfield 49 to see Brill to 135-2.

Kennington kept up their bid with a 75-run win at home to Garsington.

Graham Rowley (64) and Jack Spencer-Matthews (49) led Kennington to 187 all out, and then Duncan Robson took 4-21 in Garsington’s 112 all out.

Richard Knight’s five-wicket haul helped Hook Norton to a 126-run win at West Witney.

Hooky posted 256-8 as Jordan Glazier hit 54, Samuel Sherpa-Moore 50 and Knight 41.

Saurabh Mehrotra scored 60 in West Witney’s reply, but they fell for 130, Knight taking 5-32.

Britwell Salome were too strong for Charlbury 2nd as they ran out 81-run victors.

John Chittenden top-scored with 54 not out in Britwell’s 139-6, Paul Jenkins taking 4-43.

Charlbury found scoring even more difficult as they fell to 58 all out, Simon Blake claiming 3-15.

Shrivenham 2nd’s Scott Winskill achieved his third successive league century as his side won by 45 runs at Faringdon 2nd in Division 6.

Winskill slammed 142 in Shrivenham’s 231-5, and then Faringdon fell for 186, Alan Johnson hitting 61 and Simon Cornish 51.

Second-placed Radley 2nd ended the perfect record of leaders Wolvercote 2nd with a 64-run victory at Radley College.

Davison Matthews hit 57 not out as Radley posted 177-9, Alastair Dent taking 5-16.

Shaheen Khan (5-25) then starred as Wolvercote fell for 113 and a first loss.

East & West Hendred 2nd brushed aside visitors Kidlington 2nd by 122 runs.

Miles Martin top-scored with 91 to steer his side to 257-7.

Peter Baring then claimed 3-33 for Hendred as Kidlington were restricted to 135-9.

Steventon beat hosts Tetsworth 2nd by 88 runs.

Tom Cannon hit 51 in Steventon’s 148 all out, and then Tetsworth slumped to 60 all out as Chris Bennett took 4-31, Lalit Chablani 3-9 and Cannon 3-18.

Devendra Meena’s 5-11 helped Oxenford 2nd to a five-wicket win at home to Hanney.

The visitors were rolled over for 86, Oxenford easing home at 87-5.

Ducklington marched on at the top of Division 7, thrashing hosts Wootton & Boars Hill 2nd by eight wickets.

Kane Lewis took 5-22 in Wootton’s 74 all out, before Liam Day hit an unbeaten 40 to steer Ducklington to 76-2.

Combe stayed in second place after completing a ten-wicket win at Witney Swifts 2nd.

Dave Woodward’s 42 was the main contribution in Swifts’ 161 all out, but Robbie Nicholson (88no) and Mark Westerby (58no) made light work of the target.

George Simms took 6-17 for Minster Lovell 3rd, who won by 37 runs at Stonesfield 2nd.

Keith Wright hit 41 in Minster’s 150 all out, before Simms’s haul sent Stonesfield tumbling to 113 all out.

Excellent figures of 5-9 for Muhammad Aamir helped Yarnton & Cowley 2nd to a 112-run win at Uffington 2nd.

Faiz Idris hit 87 in Yarnton’s 176-7, before Aamir and Abdullah Saeed (4-18) dismissed the hosts for 64.

Hanborough 2nd beat visitors Kilkenny 2nd by 50 runs.

After posting 154 all out, Hanborough bowled Kilkenny out for 104 as Daniel Burgess took 4-18 and Ben Halsey 4-35.

Sunningwell 2nd beat fellow strugglers Marcham 2nd by six wickets in Division 8.

Ethan Davie top-scored with 77 in Marcham’s 216-5, before Colin Thorpe hit 89 not out and Nathan Himpson 60 as Sunningwell reached 220-4.

At the top of the table, Eynsham 2nd’s 47-run win at Risinghurst 2nd closed the gap on leaders Stanton Harcourt 2nd to 19 points.

Andy Howard top-scored with 56 in Eynsham’s 200-9, before three wickets apiece for Tom Gerken, Marcus Charman and Stephen Cooper helped to dismiss the home side for 153.

Chalgrove chased down visitors Chadlington 2nd’s 148 all out to post a five-wicket victory.

In Division 9, Robert How hit a century and Simon Oldfield claimed six wickets as Deddington 2nd beat visitors Kidlington 3rd by 68 runs.

How scored 115 and Adrian Bletchley 70 as Deddington racked up 243-5, before Oldfield (6-39) helped dismiss the visitors for 175.