A BRILLIANT century by Charlie Miller helped Shipton-under-Wychwood turn the formbook on its head and trounce visitors Great & Little Tew by 113 runs.

The hosts, bottom of Division 2 having lost seven of their first eight games, routed their west Oxfordshire neighbours, who were placed third before Saturday’s dramatic events, which included a calamitous collapse.

Shipton’s top order finally discovered their form after they chose to bat first.

Miller led the way with a sparkling 107 from just 121 balls, hitting a six and 14 fours, punishing the usually tight left-arm spin of Joe Thomas.

He received good support from opener Ben Norgrove (39) in a second-wicket stand of 79, and then from Shaun Cross, who contributed 45 to a third-wicket partnership of 93.

At 198-2, Shipton looked like getting close to 300.

But their batting frailties were exposed by Tew’s Joe White, who captured 6-63 as the last eight wickets fell for 39 runs to be all out for 237 in 57 overs.

One of those to fall cheaply was Anupam Sanklecha, but the Shipton captain soon made his mark dismissing Tew openers Robbie Catling and Harry Smith in his first two overs.

The visitors slipped to

57-4, but got back into contention as White made 50.

He and James Churchill (32) took the score to 116-4, before they lost their last six wickets for just eight runs inside five overs to be all out for 124.

Cross made the breakthrough with a brace of wickets before running out Joe Hirst.

Sanklecha mopped up the innings, taking the final two wickets in two balls to finish with 5-34 in 14.2 overs and seal victory with plenty of time to spare.

Dan Moriarty proved hosts Horspath’s nemesis with superb figures of 6-26 to give Aston Rowant an emphatic 77-run win and send them 16 points clear at the top of Division 1.

The 18-year-old left-arm spinner starred as Horspath crashed to 167 all out in reply to Rowant’s 244-9 declared after the visitors had been put in to bat.

Robbie Eason and debutant Tom Beresford put on 52 for Horspath’s first wicket, but Moriarty’s introduction into the attack turned the game.

Horspath had no answer to the South African teenager, whose wickets came from 20.1 overs and included the in-form Darryl Brown for 31 as the hosts collapsed to 114-8.

Jamil Faruq (30) and Jehan Mohammed held Rowant up with 53 for the ninth wicket, but when they both fell on the same score it was game over.

Earlier, opener Andrew Tolson (43), skipper Josh Smith (43) and Chris Watling (33) led the way in Rowant’s innings, before Will Pendered (36no) and Gordon Harris frustrated Horspath with an unbroken stand of 40 for the last wicket.

Brown (4-56) was the pick of the Horspath attack, while off-spinner James Fitzjohn (2-23) claimed his first league wickets.

A fine all-round display from Hassam Mushtaq helped Thame Town secure a draw in the basement battle at home to Oxford.

The visitors had much the better of the game and would surely have won but for Mushtaq’s contribution.

Choosing to bat first, Oxford made 247 all out from 60.3 overs, thanks to consistent contributions down the order.

Opener Owyn Tong-Jones, who top scored with 49, shared an opening stand of 91 with Fergus Nutt (48), while there was a useful 38 from No 9 Freddie Simon after a mid-innings wobble.

This was caused by Mushtaq, who claimed 6-54 from 19 overs, well supported by Andrew Russell who claimed 4-74.

Thame soon subsided to 91-5 following a fine opening spell by David Murphy and seemed set for their seventh defeat in nine games.

But skipper Michael Beard found reliable partner Mushtaq, who hit 66 in a seventh-wicket stand of 82. The dogged Beard was unbeaten on 44 as the hosts held out for a draw on 184-7.

Banbury’s last pair had to hold for two overs to secure a high-scoring draw at home to Finchampstead.

The visitors rattled up 295-6 from their 64 overs, thanks to a brilliant 132 from 156 balls by Dan Lincoln and a half-century from Adam Dewes.

Banbury lost two early wickets in reply, before Qaasim Adams, who hit 61 from 48 balls, and Richard West (80) restored their fortunes.

But despite useful contributions lower down from Charlie Hill and Steven Green, never looked like reaching the target and played out time at 267-9.