ANUPAM Sanklecha was the star as Shipton-under-Wychwood earned a thrilling tie at Dinton.

After a miserable start to their Division 2 campaign, the west Oxfordshire ended their seven-match losing run in dramatic style.

In reply to Shipton’s total of 193, Dinton’s last pair looked like snatching a dramatic victory with a stand of 23.

But with the scores level, Sanklecha bowled No 11 Zagham Ali amid scenes of wild celebration to snatch the tie.

The Shipton skipper, who had earlier made their top score of 48 finished with figures of 6-80 from 22.1 overs.

Both innings followed a similar pattern.

Choosing to bat first, Shipton slipped to 56-4, before Sanklecha received useful support from Jason Hunt

Then Harry Davies and Scott Harris added a vital 32 runs for the ninth wicket.

Together, they helped Shipton reach 193 in 50.4 overs.

Dinton then slumped to 73-5 as the visitors sniffed victory.

Will Fisher’s unbeaten 63 turned it around.

But he was left stranded at the other end as Sanklecha dramatically earned a share of the spoils.

Great & Little Tew fell away after a great start and lost by five wickets at home to Chesham.

Visiting skipper Harry Smith chose to bat first and shared an opening stand of 74 with Robbie Catling (59).

But after, that only Lloyd Brock (37) made a significant contribution as they were bowled out for 198 in 53.2 overs.

Despite losing opener Matt Warner first ball, Chesham were guided home by an unbeaten 109 from Matt Rance, who struck 15 fours in his 160-ball stay.

A long, tidy spell by Joe Thomas could not prevent the visitors easing home in the 54th over.

A brilliant spell by seamer Wes Morrick gave Aston Rowant a crushing ten-wicket defeat in their Division 1 derby at home to Thame Town.

Morrick returned 5-20 as the bottom-placed visitors slumped to 59 all out.

Put in to bat, Thame were soon in big trouble against Morrick and Leo Bethell, slipping to 8-4.

The wickets continued to tumble and only top-scorer Callum Russell’s unbeaten 18 took them over the half-century as they were dismissed in 27.1 overs.

Rowant openers Andrew Tolson and Dan Matthews knocked off the runs without loss inside 14 overs.

Skipper Will Eason and Jamil Faruq shared a club record eighth-wicket partnership of 104 to steer Horspath to a draw at second-placed High Wycombe.

Having bowled Wycombe out for 261 with left-arm spinner Lloyd Belcher taking 5-62 after the hosts had chosen to bat, Horspath plunged to 37-4 with Cameron Parsons’s triple strike blowing away the top order.

Darryl Brown, with 11 fours in a fluent 54 from 70 balls, and Steve Green led the fightback, but after they both fell to Conner Haddow’s left-arm spin, Horspath were still perilously placed at 127-7.

However, Eason and Faruq frustrated Wycombe with their century partnership taking the visitors to 231-8 at the close.

Eason’s unbeaten 62 from 96 deliveries included 13 fours, while Faruq was dismissed for 48 in the final over.

Earlier, Belcher’s victims included George Russell, who smashed four sixes and seven boundaries in his 68 from 58 balls, and Dan Marles, with 67 off 105 deliveries.

Oxford started their derby clash at home to Banbury in great fashion, but ended up batting out for the dullest of dull draws.

The hosts’ seamer Rob Keat dismissed both Craig Haupt and Ollie Clarke for ducks, but Banbury were rescued by a superb third-wicket stand of 195 between Lloyd Sabin and Qaasim Adams.

Sabin, who scored 82 from 162 balls with a six and seven fours, was outshone by Adams, whose 123 came off 171 balls, containing a six and 14 fours as Banbury reached 255-6 declared in 63 overs.

Oxford, who lost Calvin Dickinson to the first ball of their reply, slumped to 5-3 and spent the rest of the innings battling for a draw, which they achieved by grinding their way to 122-7 from 64 overs by the close.