BEN Forrester led the way as Charlbury topped 300 on the first day of the OCA League season.

Forrester top-scored with 108 as Charlbury amassed 302-8 in their Division 1 game at home to Yarnton & Cowley.

Ian Johnston then claimed 5-30 as the visitors were held to 169-8 in reply.

Sam Willett smashed a superb 125 not out to help Great Horwood to a

61-run victory at Stonesfield.

Rob Owen scored 104 as last season’s runners-up Faringdon thumped Radley by 182 runs. Ken Hodgson took 4-37 and Alex Robinshaw 3-0 as Radley were shot out for 66.

Young Andy Francis starred for East & West Hendred in their 62-run win at home to Oxenford.

Francis top-scored with 86 not out help Hendred to 244-7.

Mark Baring then claimed 4-42 to restrict Oxenford to 182-8.

Witney Swifts kicked off their Division 2 campaign with a 58-run win at Chipping Norton.

George Seacole, returning to the club from Shipton, top-scored with 52 as Swifts set 159-7.

Alfie Saunders then claimed 4-24 for Swifts as the home side were dismissed for 101.

Tanveer Hussain starred for Westcott in their 93-run win at home to Clifton Hampden.

Hussain top-scored with 49 in Westcott’s 191-7, then took 6-22 with the ball to help dismiss Clifton for just 98.

Another fine all-round display came from Billy Webb, who helped Wootton & Boars Hill to a three-wicket win against visitors Eynsham.

Webb took 6-39 in 11 overs as Eynsham were shot out for 127, before hitting 56 in Wootton’s 131-7.

Middleton Cheney marked their return to the OCA League after nearly 20 years with a thrilling one-wicket win at Risinghurst in Division 3.

Martin Kalyan’s 59 helped Risinghurst to 182-6 in their 45 overs, but Craig Merry (60no) and Josh Nadin (34) saw Cheney home at 185-9.

Hanborough edged out hosts Kilkenny by one wicket thanks to an all-round display from Will Potter.

Potter took 4-30 as Kilkenny were held to 179-8. Chris May’s 5-47 kept Kilkenny interested, but Potter’s 46 not out proved decisive as they edged home at 181-9.

Stanton Harcourt thrashed Watlington by nine wickets.

Mark Taylor’s 71 helped Watlington to what appeared a competitive 197-9, but Joel Graham (87no) and Ben Lucas (73no) made light work of the target as Stanton reached 199-1.

Andy Wynd was the star of the show for Brill as his side beat visitors Dorchester by 98 runs in Division 4.

Wynd top-scored with 67 as Brill posted 202 all out, Lawrence Belcher returning 6-70.

Wynd then took 5-15 in 12 tight overs as Dorchester fell for just 104.

Bampton got off to a flying start, crushing Uffington by 114 runs.

Ben King hit 43 in Bampton’s 181 all out, before Ady Brooksbank took 5-25 as Uffington were shot out for only 67 in reply.

James Morrison took 5-10 and Sam Wharton 4-18 as Garsington hammered hosts West Ilsley by 132 runs.

Garsington were all out for 174, before Morrison and Wharton ran through Ilsley, who were rolled over for 42.

In Division 5, Combe made light work of visitors Kennington in a

ten-wicket victory.

Kennington, who fielded only eight players, did well to post 150-5 as Graham Rowley hit 77 not out.

But the lack of fielders allowed Combe to cruise home in just 21 overs as Robbie Nicholson hit 85 not out and Mark Westerby 60 not out.

Adam Bennett (5-26) and Jordan Glazier (4-4) helped Hook Norton to a six-wicket win against visitors Ducklington, who were all out for 69.

Steventon beat the newly-merged Hailey & West Witney by nine wickets.

Steve Thompson (75) led Steventon to 108-1 after they had dismissed the visitors for 107.

In Division 6, Paul Langford (6-26) and Chris Isaac (59no) helped Tetsworth 2nd to a four-wicket win at home to Faringdon 2nd.

The best bowling performance of the day came at Middleton Cheney 2nd, where they succumbed to Stonesfield 2nd by five wickets.

Jordan Newman was the star, taking 8-38 in Middleton’s 85 all out, Stonesfield reaching 86-5 for victory.

Brothers Ryan and Callum Dadge shone for Swinbrook 2nd as they beat Kidlington 3rd by 94 runs in Division 8 North.

Callum hit 58 in Swinbrook’s

160-8, before Ryan claimed 5-16 in Kidlington’s 66 all out.

Westcott 2nd edged out hosts Charlbury 3rd by one wicket.

Chasing Charlbury’s 181-7, Westcott reached 184-9, thanks largely to Tom Young’s 53.

Youngster Dominic Whinfrey produced a scintillating all-round display as Sunningwell 2nd beat hosts Letcombe by 51 runs in OCA League Division 8 South.

The 16-year-old shared a 100-run stand with his father, Pete, as Sunningwell racked up 218 all out, the youngster finishing with an outstanding 134.

Letcombe, returning to the league after a three-year hiatus, were then all out for 167 in reply as Whinfrey jnr following his great innings with figures of 4-54.

Chalgrove thumped Uffington 2nd by ten wickets as Tom McDermott (4-8) and Richard Murphy (4-15) combined to dismiss the visitors for just 52.

Steventon beat hosts Watlington 2nd by 80 runs.

They posted 151-8, before Sam Biggs produced a a stunning spell of 5-1 in 3.1 overs as Watlington were bowled out for 71.