OXFORDSHIRE’S defence of their Bill Beaumont County Championship Division 3 title is over.

Craig Burrows’s side needed Buckinghamshire to beat Essex at home in order to top Pool 1, but the visitors triumphed 21-15.

Scott Mortimer scooped the player of the season and players’ player accolades at Witney’s awards night.

Meanwhile, Gareth Campbell has stepped down as first team captain and has handed over the reigns to Matt Clarke.


Player of the season – U21: T Gaffney. 2nd XV: B McPherson. 3rd XV: A Clinkard. 4th XV: R Goldman. Colt: D Webb.