WESTBURY slammed struggling Great Brickhill 2nd by 145 runs to stay clear at the top of Division 3.

The in-form Olly Tice hit a classy 88 and Tom Gurney chipped in with 38 to help Westbury set 247-9 in a rain-affected match.

Brickhill were no match for George Markham (5-22) and Harry Williams (3-24) as they were shot out for 102 in their reply.

Horley thrashed local rivals Banbury 3rd by 133 runs.

Stephen King (69no), Dave Taylor (65), Dave Eaton (61) and Matthew Keenan (51) all tucked in to the Banbury attack, allowing Horley to rattle up 311-6 in a rain-reduced contest.

Banbury never got close, despite 51 from veteran Neil Megson and 50 not out from Daniel Bartlett, as they were restricted to just 178-7 in reply.

Alistair Gibbons hit a brilliant century for Bicester & North Oxford as they beat basement boys East Oxford by four wickets.

Haris Naeem (3-18) and Dan Murphy (3-38) combined to restrict East Oxford to 211 all out.

Gibbons then struck a superb 104 and Dan Savin played his part with a valuable 33 not out to steer Bicester home at 212-6.

Oxford Downs 2nd fell to a three-wicket defeat at Wolverton Town.

Jack Soppett top-scored with 48 as Downs posted a below-par 149-9.

Charan Chahal then took 5-41 in Wolverton’s reply, but 46 not out from Chris King led Wolverton to 151-7 in the 41st over.

MINSTER Lovell were shot out for a paltry 81 as they slipped to their first Division 4 defeat – a ten-run loss at Brackley.
Minster had dismissed their hosts for just 91 as Leigh Smith took 3-17 and Eddie Dunn 3-24.
But Minster struggled to adapt to the conditions and some excellent bowling as Josh Rowland, Rob Cartwright and Keith Cartwright took three wickets apiece.
Thame Town 2nd moved up to fourth place after seeing off visitors Witney Mills by 29 runs.
Batting first, Thame were bowled out for 154, Matt Furness hitting 44.
Sam Haselgrove claimed 6-37 and Steve Kelly 4-40 for Mills.
Nicholas Anderson-Pearce struck 52 in Mills’s reply, but they were bowled out for 125 as Matt Ridgway took 4-30 and Alastair Thomas 4-34.
Shipton-under-Wychwood 2nd were too strong for hosts Horspath 3rd, running out 52-run victors.
Paul Hemming returned superb figures of 6-32 and Rob Panting 4-55 as Horspath were all out for 145 chasing Shipton’s total of 197-8.
Tiddington 2nd saw off Stokenchurch by four wickets.
Matt Maule took 4-25 in Stokenchurch’s 150, before Jacob Davies (63) and John Mackie (34) led hosts Tiddington to 151-6 in the 30th over.
Dinton 2nd picked up their second win of the season, seeing off visitors Bletchley Town by 47 runs.
Despite being bowled out for 204 and seeing Matt Shepherd hit 84 in Bletchley’s reply, they were out for 157, Usman Manawar taking 5-24.

Tim Chilvers hit an unbeaten half-century to help leaders Abingdon Vale 2nd to a three-wicket win at home to Bledlow Ridge in Division 5.
Matthew Darley (3-21) and Elliott Miles (3-27) combined to dismiss Bledlow for 93.
Chilvers made batting look easy when all around him were losing their wickets, finishing on 54 not out as Vale edged home at 94-7.
Cumnor 2nd lost ground when batting out for a draw at home to Didcot 2nd.
Didcot set 254-5, James Bywater top-scoring with 78 and James Head hitting 64.
Sam Herbert took 4-69 for Cumnor, who then reached the close at 172-9 to avoid defeat, Ranjit Singh taking 5-63.
Oxford 3rd’s season of woe continued as they were skittled out for 69 and crashed to a nine-wicket defeat.
Stuart Skeggs took 4-32 for Kimble, who raced to 71-1.
Kingston Bagpuize were on the wrong end of an incredible haul of 9-37 from Leighton Buzzard Town’s Andy Smith.
Buzzard had racked up 266-5 dec in 46 overs, Rhiann Krynaus hitting 89 and Richard Raine 57.
Smith then ripped through the Kingston order with his nine-wicket tally sending the visitors crashing to 142 all out.
Jake Walters hit a century for Cropredy 2nd, but his side could not force victory as visitors Long Marston 2nd batted out for a draw.
Walters struck 113 and Pete Cooling 74 in Cropredy’s
Marston made no attempt at chasing the target, closing up shop to finish on 171-5.