A SUPERB 146-run stand between Muhammad Ayub and Fergus Nutt steered Oxford to a three-wicket win at home to champions Henley in the Home Counties Premier League.

Ayub scored 108 to notch a second century of the season as his side picked up their first win in Division 1.

Henley were made to regret electing to bat, falling to 19-3.

Freddie Simon (3-31) ripped through the top order, dismissing Matt Rowe and Euan Woods for first-ball ducks.

A 118-run partnership between Richard Morris (67) and James Rishton (47) salvaged the situation.

But wickets fell regularly after the latter was dismissed and Henley were all out for 216.

Oxford were 45-4 in reply, but Ayub, whose 108 off 121 deliveries included 16 boundaries, and Nutt (40) steered their side towards victory, before the lower order sealed the win with an over to spare.

Robbie Eason and Darryl Brown hit contrasting unbeaten half-centuries to steer Horspath to their first win with a convincing seven-wicket victory at Finchampstead.

Chasing 214-8 after putting the hosts in to bat, Horspath secured victory with 4.5 overs to spare.

Opener Eason played the anchor role with 69 not out off 134 balls, before Brown weighed in with a blistering undefeated 64 from 37.

Earlier, Brown (2-36) had reduced Finchampstead to 83-5.

Ryan Quinn, with an unbeaten 59 off 76 balls, which included a six and five fours, and Josh Lincoln (39) led the fightback.

But it was not enough to stop Horspath taking maximum points.

Richard West took 4-9 as Banbury cruised to a seven-wicket victory at home to Tring Park.

The hosts dismissed their visitors for 84 after choosing to field.

No Tring batsman scored more than 15 as extras top-scored.

The hosts made a good start in reply, openers Lloyd Sabin (39) and Craig Haupt putting on 50.

Charles Hill then scored a quickfire 22 off 25 deliveries as Banbury raced to victory in the 24th over.

Aston Rowant lost by six wickets at High Wycombe.

The visitors were put into bat and lost George Reid early on.

Wickets continued to fall as Rowant had no answer to the bowling of Cameron Parsons, who took 5-35, and were dismissed for 153.

Despite being restricted to 2-1, Wycombe chased down the total inside 36 overs, Dan Marles starring with an unbeaten 90 off 101 balls.

Thame Town lost by three wickets at home to Slough.

Gami Kanishka top-scored with 38 as the hosts were all out for 175.

Bobby Sher took 4-35 and then hit 46, with Fahim Qureshi adding 67, as Slough triumphed with two overs to spare.

Lloyd Brock and Ollie Price took three wickets apiece as in-form Great & Little Tew convincingly beat Datchet away from home.

The seven-wicket victory has lifted the west Oxon side up to second in Division 2.

Tew inserted their hosts and immediately reaped the rewards, Lawrence Brock (2-16) and Robbie Shurmer (2-15) doing the damage as Burnham slipped to 27-4.

Lloyd Brock (3-25) and Price (3-41) then dismissed Datchet for 126 in 42.1 overs.

Tew lost wickets early on, but Lloyd Brock also starred with the bat, hitting an unbeaten 46, alongside Joe White (35no) to steer the visitors to victory.

Shipton-under-Wychwood’s winless start to the season continued in a 98-run defeat at Burnham.

The visitors were put into bat and immediately made headway with openers Rizwan Nadeem (82) and Fahad Raja (33) putting on 76.

Burnham lost wickets regularly but found runs easy to come by and reached 248-7 from their 50 overs.

Graham Newhook took 3-44 for Shipton.

Despite an opening stand of 45 from Craig Wood and Ben Norgrove, the visitors were unable to put together a match-changing partnership.

Extras top-scored with 31 as they were all out for 150 in the 44th over.

Meanwhile, Aston Rowant are hosting the Home Counties Premier League T20 Competition.

Rowant play Chesham in the first fixture at 10.30am, before Horspath take on Great & Little Tew from 1pm.

The final will take place at 5pm.