LEADERS Charlbury crashed to 72 all out as Faringdon ran out

nine-wicket winners to keep alive their slim Division 1 title hopes.

Mike Hume took 4-24 and Mark Sizzey 3-14 for the visitors, before Rob Brown (45no) led Faringdon to 73-1.

Uzair Ahmed’s brilliant century helped Yarnton & Cowley to a crushing 92-run victory at Oxenford.

Yarnton racked up 275-6 in their 45 overs as Ahmed slammed 137 and Mateen Junaid 53.

Oxenford were never in the hunt, falling to 183 all out, despite 61 from Ayaz Mallick.

East & West Hendred returned to winning ways with a 68-run win at Great Horwood.

Ian Clewley hit 55 not out and Ivan Mulford 41 in Hendred’s 192-7.

Rueben Barksfield then claimed 5-51 to send Horwood tumbling to 124 all out.

Witney Swifts confirmed their promotion back to to the top flight as they hammered a nine-man Wantage by 147 runs.

Kieran Foggett hit 93 not out as Swifts racked up 253-7.

Alfie Saunders then claimed 5-50 as Wantage slumped to 106.

Broughton & North Newington posted 178-9 to set up a thrilling seven-run win at home to Westcott.

James Walton top-scored with 54 for Broughton, who restricted Westcott to 171-8.

Sam Jones (97) and Ben Smitten (69no) shone for Eynsham in a nine-wicket win against visitors Marsh Gibbon.

Sam Richardson (70) helped Marsh to 178-5, before Eynsham eased in at 179-1.

Wootton & Boars Hill were shot out for 67 at home to Chipping Norton, for whom Dave Brassett took 5-20.

Billy Webb claimed 4-39 for Wootton, but Chippy reached 71-5 to seal victory.

Middleton Cheney continued their title march in Division 3 with a 50-run win against visitors Kidlington.

Andy Cross top-scored with 78 in his side’s 184-6, before taking 3-32 to help dismiss Kidlington for 134.

Stanton Harcourt hammered visitors Fringford by 205 runs.

Arun White (90no), Joel Graham (58) and Luke Pettifer (57no) helped Stanton to 270-4 in their 45 overs.

Pettifer then claimed 4-9 as Fringford were shot out for just 65.

Kilkenny saw off visitors Risinghurst by five wickets.

Tom Valentine’s 5-39 saw Risinghurst struggle to 141 all out.

Josh Bishop struck 67 not out in Kilkenny’s 142-5.

Krunel Patel hammered 114 as Tetsworth racked up 321-9 against Watlington.

The target proved way beyond Watlington, who fell for 131, Nikunj Pate taking 4-41.

Swinbrook’s long search for their first victory in Division 4 goes on after falling victim to an astonishing piece of hitting by Dorchester’s Steve McComb.

Dorchester came to the last over, bowled by Mihai Cucos, needing 35 runs to surpass the home side’s formidable total of 243-8.

But McComb proceeded to hit an amazing 40 runs, including five sixes from eight balls – including two no balls – to clinch a three-wicket win.

Among those playing for Swinbrook was George Grace – a descendent of the legendary WG Grace – who struck 117 and took 4-37 in his 12 overs.

Bampton eased to an eight-wicket win at home to West Ilsley to maintain their title challenge.

Restricting Ilsley to 175-5, Bampton eased home at 176-2 as Jake Payne hit 68 not out.

Stuart Armstrong’s all-round display helped Marcham to a

six-wicket win against Sunningwell.

Armstrong took 6-35 as Sunningwell were dismissed for 142, Tom Harris hitting 67.

Armstrong then finished unbeaten on 63 as Marcham eased home.

Combe closed the gap on Division 5 leaders Hook Norton to five points as they crushed hosts Ducklington by ten wickets in Division 5.

Robbie Nicholson was once again the star of the show for the visitors, taking 3-22 in Ducklington’s 92 all out, before slamming a quickfire 66 not out.

Radley romped to a nine-wicket win at home to Kennington as Awais Rana returned brilliant figures of 7-20.

Kennington were skittled out for 90, and then Ashley Pike scored 59 not out in Radley’s 92-1.

Division 6, leaders Shrivenham edged out hosts Oxenford 2nd by nine runs in a low-scoring clash.

Shrivenham made only 96, Rohan Tripathi taking 4-21 before Naveed Akram (5-21) helped dismiss Oxenford for 87.

Wootton & Boars Hill 2nd edged past hosts Faringdon 2nd by three wickets, after Mick Wiskin took 5-14 in Faringdon’s 102 all out.

The evergreen Jim Blackford bowled a miserly spell of 3-10 in 12 overs as Kidlington 2nd beat visitors Charlbury 2nd by two wickets.

DK Khan led the way with 70 as Yarnton & Cowley 2nd amassed 291-5 to set up a 157-run victory over visitors Stanton Harcourt 2nd in Division 7.

Duncan Macdonald’s 118 helped Kilkenny 2nd to a 101-run win at Witney Swifts.

Chris Rudling hit 92 as Dorchester 2nd beat leaders Chalgrove by ten wickets to go top of Division 8 South.

Deepak Patel’s 6-16 was in vain for Marcham 2nd, who lost by 60 runs at Sunningwell 2nd.