LEADERS Westbury were in a hurry as they hammered visitors East Oxford by ten wickets to stay clear at the top of Division 3.

East Oxford’s decision to bat first backfired as they were shot out for 69, Harry Williams taking 4-26 and George Markham 3-23.

Tom Gurney (39no) then led Westbury to 71-0 in the 13th over.

Westbury 25pts, East Oxford 0 Oxford Downs 2nd fell to a 58-run defeat on the DLS method at home to Cublington.

Batting first, Cublington were bowled out for 191, Calum Gunning hitting 52.

Downs were quickly three wickets down in their reply, putting them well behind the par score.

Although skipper Darryl Woods (49) helped their recovery, Downs closed on 134-9 and a comprehensive defeat.

Oxford Downs 2nd 12pts, Cublington 25 Nick Moorman’s unbeaten century helped Bicester & North Oxford to a 65-run victory at home to Banbury 3rd.

Moorman hit 108 not out in Bicester’s 267-4.

Dan Savin then returned figures of 4-36 as Banbury were held to 202-7 in their reply.

Bicester & NO 25pts, Banbury 3rd 8 Wolverton Town beat visitors Great Brickhill 2nd by 106 runs.

The hosts set 183 all out, which proved far beyond struggling Brickhill, who were shot out for 77 as Haroon Malik took 5-39 and Idrees Butt 4-20.

Wolverton Tn 25pts, Great Brickhill 10 Witney Mills defied the wet weather to post a comprehensive six-wicket win at home to Bletchley Town to close the gap on the leading pack in Division 4.

Mills’ skipper Mike Dove inserted Bletchley, and they quickly ran through the card, dismissing the visitors for 141.

Ollie Burney was the pick of the attack with 5-65, while Ben Madden took 3-35.

In reply, Mills reached 142-4 for an easy win as Sam Haselgrove hit 47 and Sam Buckley 33.

Witney Mills 25pts, Bletchley Tn 6 Tiddington 2nd fell to a three-wicket defeat at in-form Brackley.

They were shot out for 100 in the 43rd over, Josh Rowland, Josh Markham and Rob Cartwright taking three wickets apiece.

Colin Bird took 4-16 for Tiddington, but Brackley reached 101-7 to wrap up victory.

Brackley 25pts, Tiddington 8 Minster Lovell’s match at Thame Town 2nd ended in an abandonment as rain ruined the day.

Batting first, Minster had declared on 255-4 in the 49th over, Jack Simpson hitting 72 not out and Connor Tinsley 68.

Thame were 40-0 in the 14th over when the heavens opened.

Thame Tn 2nd 6pts, Minster Lovell 6 Horspath 3rd had the rain to thank as they avoided defeat at Stokenchurch.

The hosts raced to 206-4 dec in the 30th over, Paul Maddock top-scoring with 70.

Horspath slumped to 73-5 in their reply before the rain had the final say and the match was abandoned as a draw.

Stokenchurch 15pts, Horspath 3rd 1 The match between Dinton 2nd and Shipton-under-Wychwood 2nd was washed out without a ball being bowled.

Dinton 2nd 6pts, Shipton 2nd 6 Cumnor 2nd’s bowlers Pierre Du Plessis (5-13) and Sam Herbert (4-24), bowled Oxford 3rd out for 79 in 32.3 overs in Division 5.

Michael Race’s unbeaten 34 helped Cumnor to a nine-wicket win in the 17th over.

Oxford 2pts, Cumnor 2nd 25 Cropredy 2nd hammered visitors Didcot 2nd by seven wickets.

Alastair Worby took 4-56 and James Coleman 3-3 as Didcot were shot out for 100.

Thomas Bunting then hit 42 and Jake Walters 36 to lead Cropredy to 104-3 in the 17th over.

Cropredy 2nd 25pts, Didcot 2nd 4 Abingdon Vale 2nd were dismissed for 107 at home to Kingston Bagpuize, who were 47-3 when the rain came.

The other two matches were also abandoned.