ASTON Rowant extended their lead to 19 points with a six-wicket home win over second-bottom Oxford in the Home Counties Premier League.

Opener George Reid hit an impressive 94 off 141 balls as the hosts passed their target of 269 inside 54 overs of the Division 1 match.

Dan Moriarty had earlier taken 5-109 for Rowant.

The hosts inserted their visitors, who reached 162-2, thanks to Calvin Dickinson (67) and Fergus Nutt (51).

Despite losing two wickets without adding to that total, Muhammad Ayub (63no) and Nutt put on a fifth-wicket stand of 73 to lift the visitors to 235-5.

Jamie Perkin then added 34, but Moriarty continued to take centre stage with the ball as Oxford posted 269-7.

Reid, whose fine knock included 13 fours, and Andrew Tolson put on an opening stand of 98 for Rowant.

They were pegged back to 118-2, but Reid and Josh Smith (45no) helped them regain control.

The latter then combined with Chris Watling (40) for a partnership of 54 as Rowant secured victory.

Horspath collapsed in dramatic fashion on the way to a seven-wicket defeat at home to high-riding Slough.

Having reached 138-3 after choosing to bat, they lost their last seven wickets for 37 runs to fall to 175 all out.

Darryl Brown hit 54 from 118 balls as he shared a fourth-wicket stand of 86 with Will Hawtin (44).

But the pair fell in quick succession to left-arm spinner Ali Akbar Raja (4-48), who then polished off the lower order with Shahid Yousaf (3-20).

Horspath, who gave a debut to 14-year-old off-spinner Alfie Turner, never looked like defending their below-par total as opener Fahim Qureshi made an unbeaten 91 off 130 balls, with 14 fours, to steer Slough to 177-3.

He shared a third-wicket stand of 95 with Yousaf (37), whose dismissal provided a rare moment of joy for Horspath with occasional leg-spinner Stephen Green claiming his first league wicket.

Olly Clarke and Qaasim Adams hit centuries as Banbury got the better of a draw at home to Henley.

With the hosts struggling on 9-2, the duo put on a third-wicket partnership of 216 – the sixth highest in Division 1 history.

Clarke (104no) and Adams (104), who hit 15 boundaries each, helped Banbury post 246-5.

Henley were struggling on 84-4, before James Rishton and Michael Roberts’s stand of 62.

Once they fell, the visitors were forced to dig deep to claim a draw.

Thame Town suffered a five-wicket defeat at home to Finchampstead.

Electing to bat, the hosts were all out for 149, with only three players scoring more than 20.

Mike Higgs (3-65) trapped Gregory Smith leg before early on, but Finchampstead went on to reach 153-5 in 41 overs.

Shipton-under-Wychwood could not make it back-to-back wins as they fell to a three-wicket defeat at home to Buckingham Town.

The hosts were immediately in trouble after electing to bat, falling to 22-3 in the Division 2 encounter.

Charlie Miller (60) put on fourth and fifth-wicket stands of 41 and 42 with Anupam Sanklecha and Craig Wood respectively to take Shipton to 105-5.

But when he was dismissed by Jack Deal (5-20), the hosts continued to lose wickets regularly and were all out for 140.

Buckingham made hard work of chasing down the total, Jason Hunt taking 4-42, as they slipped to 121-7.

But Russell White and George Humphries guided them to victory.

Great & Little Tew dug deep for a draw at Burnham.

The home side chose to bat and posted 256-5, Antum Naqvi top-scoring with 70 as Oliver Price took 3-83.

Tew looked in good shape at 150-4 after captain Harry Smith’s half-century (58).

But they lost three wickets for seven runs.

That prompted Tew to shut up shop, with Price and Robbie Shurmer seeing out the remaining overs as they finished on 205-7.