MARK Baring claimed a five-wicket haul as East & West Hendred edged a thrilling clash by five runs against visitors Faringdon to take over at the top of OCA League Division 1.

Batting first, Hendred slumped to 38-4 after 12 overs. But a great recovery saw them post 206-9 as Jon Francis hit 63 and Kashif Rashid 54, Mike Hume taking 4-31.

Faringdon’s reply was led by an excellent 88 not out from Ian McDowall and 47 from Nigel Hume, but with Baring taking 5-49, Hendred won the match with 11 balls to spare.

Charlbury maintained their perfect start with a 50-run win at home to Great Horwood.

Haydon Morrison took 4-16 for Horwood, helping them dismiss the hosts for 115. But the visitors fared even worse, crashing to 65 all out with Jake Godfrey taking 5-42.

Stonesfield defeated visitors Oxenford by 32 runs.

Shoaib Ahmed (68) led Stonesfield to 192, while Habil Khalid took superb figures of 7-29.

Khalid then top-scored with 52 for Oxenford, but 4-18 from Ali Malik and 4-41 from Sam Hibberd helped Stonesfield to dismiss their visitors for 160.

Wolvercote ran out six-wicket winners at Yarnton & Cowley after Doug Holden (4-16) and Barkat Ahmed (4-44) shot them out for 104.

George Seacole hit a century for Witney Swifts in their 93-run victory at Broughton & North Newington in Division 2.

Seacole scored exactly 100 in Swifts’ 229-7, Tom Hill claiming 4-39 for the hosts.

Charlie Fisher then returned figures of 5-35 as Broughton were bowled out for 136.

Wootton & Boars Hill made it three out of three with a 43-run victory at Clifton Hampden.

Marc Glover’s 61 led the way for Wootton as they set 206-9, Julian Hitchman taking 5-54.

Morley Benson (65) led Clifton’s reply, but 4-22 from Matt Reed saw the hosts fall for 163.

Chadlington won a low-scoring clash at Chipping Norton by 11 runs.

Mark Lambert hit 43 out of Chadlington’s 116 all out, Danny Molyneux taking 4-6.

In reply, Chippy fell for only 105 as Craig Atlas claimed 4-24.

Wantage picked up their first win as they edged past hosts Eynsham by three wickets. Replying to the hosts’ 150, David Spencer (39) led Wantage to 151-7.

In Division 3, Tom Small’s 114 not out helped Cairns Fudge to a seven-wicket victory at Kilkenny, who made 169.

Fringford won a last-ball thriller at Kidlington by four wickets.

Paul Lazenbury struck 64 in Kidlington’s 205-8, Shahin Ali taking 3-24.

Ali then hit 54 in Fringford’s reply as they reached 206-6 at the death.

Stanton Harcourt won an exciting encounter at home to Middleton Cheney by one run.

Replying to Stanton’s 169, the hosts fell one short in reply, thanks to 3-34 from Luke Pettifer and 3-40 from Callum Parker.

Andy Wynd’s magnificent unbeaten 156 helped Brill to a 114-run win at home to Sunningwell.

Brill racked up 247-8 before Tom Broughton took 4-12 in Sunningwell’s 133 all out.

Bampton made it three wins from three after edging a low-scoring clash with visitors Deddington by one run.

The hosts were shot out for 76 as Robert Preston took 4-26 and Maneesh Verma 3-7.

In reply, Deddington had no answer to Ady Brooksbank (5-13) and Simon Launder (3-13) as they fell for 75.

In another tight game at Swinbrook as Uffington won by one wicket.

Adam Shorten’s 5-11 helped to dismiss the west Oxon side for just 87.

Uffington were thankful to Andy Radcliffe’s 33 not out as they edged in at 92-9, Kit Morland taking 4-30 and Tom Julian 4-36.

Robbie Nicholson blasted a double-century for Combe as they beat hosts Steventon by 58 runs in Division 5.

Combe racked up a huge total of 305-2 as Nicholson plundered 209 not out and Mark Westerby 78.

Steventon gave a spirited chase, with Jonny Simmonds hitting 52 and Stephen Thompson 51, but 4-48 from Mike Eeley restricted them to 247-9.

Ducklington eased to a 99-run win at home to Britwell Salome.

Kane Lewis (44) and Jacob Hughes (41) led the home side to 254-8, before veteran Bill Bowman took 3-21 as Britwell were restricted to 155-6.

Radley defeated hosts Great Horwood 2nd by 148 runs.

Rezwan Rana top-scored with 88 in Radley’s 214-6, before Naheem Ud Din took 4-7 in Horwood’s 66.

Hailey & West Witney picked up their first win, crushing visitors Kennington by nine wickets, after bowling them out for 92.

Kennington were dismissed for just 92, before Omer Tariq hit 52 not out to steer the hosts to 93-1.

Mark Sizzey took 5-23 for Faringdon 2nd to help his side to a 121-run win against visitors Chipping Norton 2nd in Division 6.

Ajit Shah played a key role for Charlbury 2nd in their four-wicket win at Wootton & Boars Hill 2nd.

Shah took 7-41 in Wootton’s 143 all out, before hitting 30 not out to steer Charlbury to 144-6.

In Division 7, Phil Lowe’s 6-31 helped Witney Swifts 2nd to a four-wicket win against visitors Eynsham 2nd.

Paul Hewitt’s fine all-round display was in vain for Kidlington 3rd as they fell to a three-run defeat at Chadlington 2nd.

Hewitt took 6-31 in Chadlington’s 82. He then scored 44 of Kidlington’s 79 as Kev Duester took 5-13.

Westcott 2nd maintained their 100 per cent record in Division 8 North, running out six-wicket winners at Hook Norton 2nd.

Three wickets apiece for Lewis Jeacock, James Bateman and Pete Stiles helped to dismiss Hooky for 130, before Philip Bateman struck 45 not out as Westcott reached 133-4.

Wolvercote 3rd beat hosts Charlbury 3rd by six wickets.

Jim Astle’s 73 helped Charlbury to 161 all out, Dave Quinn taking 4-41.

Marc Lewis (85no) led Wolvercote’s reply as they eased to 162-4.

Deddington 2nd defeated visitors Swinbrook 2nd by 21 runs.

In Division 8 South, Chalgrove went top with a nine-wicket win at Sunningwell 2nd.

The hosts were restricted to just 78-9 before Ricky Armstrong hit 42 and Neil Bailey 32 not out in Chalgrove’s 79-1.

Dorchester 2nd racked up 241-5 to beat visitors Watlington 2nd by 92 runs.

Chris Rudling (86) and Mike Ottrey (77) led the way for Dorchester, who then dismissed the visitors for 149 as George Dugdale took 4-38.

Youngster Ethan Davie top-scored with 44 to help Marcham 2nd to a seven-wicket win at Kennington 2nd.

Richard Wightman claimed 4-14 in Kennington’s 92 all out, before Davie and Phil Barnhill (33) led Marcham to 95-3.

Sam Biggs’s 5-46 was in vain for Steventon 2nd as they lost by nine runs at Uffington 2nd in Division 8 South.

l RADLEY have become the second team to fold in the OCA’s top flight, leaving Division 1 with just eight teams.

The club, who cited a lack of first-team standard players after a mass exodus, will continue to field their second team in Division 5.