CAPTAIN Joe Butcher hit a sensational century and then took four wickets as Abingdon Vale beat hosts Tiddington by 95 runs in Division 1.

At 101-6, Vale were in deep trouble having opted to bat first.

But Butcher then took centre stage, with Abingdon’s skipper hammering 131 from 109 balls including 13 fours and ten sixes.

He shared a seventh-wicket stand of 135 with Adam Scholey (42) as Vale racked up 274-8 in their 53 overs.

Despite a fine third-wicket stand of 87 between Archie Davis (63) and Nick Pykett (35), wickets fell regularly as Butcher (4-42) and Paul White (3-47) dismissed the hosts for 179.

Oxford Downs cruised to an eight-wicket win at Buckingham Town 2nd to tighten their grip at the top.

George Sandbach (4-22) and Jonny Meardon (3-31) starred as Buckingham were all out for 152.

Adam Beck then struck 71 as Downs raced to victory.

Twyford saw off Banbury 2nd by seven wickets.

Tom Bartlett hit 67 in Banbury’s 165 all out, Mohammed Fayyaz taking 4-21.

Asif Shah then struck 57 not out and Adam Bone 53 to help Twyford to 168-3.

Challow & Childrey lost by six wickets against Great Brickhill after being dismissed for 181 as Garth Davson took 4-40, before Mark Nelson (73) led Brickhill to 183-4.

Cumnor went down to a four-wicket defeat at home to Long Marston.

Andrew Hodder-Williams scored 50, but that could only see Cumnor to 131 all out, before Marston reached 133-6.

Westbury hammered visitors Sandford St Martin by seven wickets to stay clear at the top of Division 2.

Winless Sandford were restricted to 211-9, Ollie Ong top-scoring with 49.

Westbury wasted little time reaching the target, cruising to 212-3 in 37 overs as Tom Gurney hit 66 and Olly Tice 57.

Aston Rowant 2nd crushed hosts Oxford 2nd by 194 runs.

After setting 240-9, Tim Morgan hitting 91, Rowant skittled their hosts out for a miserable 46, Lewis Quainton claimed 6-14.

Captain Richard Cook hammered a brilliant 155 not out to help Didcot to a 44-run win over Cropredy.

Cook’s superb knock came off 131 balls with 19 fours and five sixes, as Didcot declared on 276-4 in 50 overs.

Kiwi left-arm spinner Matthew McComb then took 6-67 as Cropredy were all out for 232.

Horspath 2nd saw off hosts Leighton Buzzard Town by 68 runs.

Dom O’Connor (73) helped Horspath to 220-9, before Luke Heritage claimed 4-45 as Buzzard were bowled out for 152.

The other match saw Bledlow Village beat Wolverton Town by six wickets, Harry Bartlett continuing his good form by hitting 101.

A spectacular 146 not out from Wes Bartlett helped Oxford Downs 2nd to a six-wicket win at home to Cublington in Division 3.

Junaid Ali’s 108 helped Cublington to 263-9, Steve Roberts taking 5-52.

But Downs were equal to the task, racing to 267-4 in just 33.2 overs as Bartlett and Jagi Chahal (64) starred.

Minster Lovell suffered a second successive crushing defeat, this time at Horley.

The hosts racked up 295-5 as Nick Tarrant hammered 117.

Minster were never up to the chase, falling for 175, Dave Eaton claiming 4-42.

Banbury 3rd saw off hosts Great Brickhill 2nd by six wickets.

Mike Simpson rolled back the years with 6-47 in Brickhill’s 204 all out, and then Ollie Morgan struck 89 to steer Banbury home at 205-4 in the 34th over.

Stokenchurch crushed Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts by 161 runs after racking up 290-9 dec.

Chris North led the way with 109 not out, before Jack Sears took 4-50 as Nondies fell for just 129.

In Division 4, East Oxford marched on at the top with a four-wicket win at Charlbury.

The hosts were bowled out for just 158, before Raja Imran scored 63 to steer East Oxford to 161-6.

Tiddington 2nd saw off Abingdon Vale 2nd by three wickets.

Three wickets apiece for Ellie Noble and Calvin Evans helped to dismiss Vale for 147, and then Jacob Davis hit 53 to steer Tiddington to 149-7.

Thame Town 2nd suffered only their second defeat, falling to a 97-run loss at Bletchley.

The hosts set 244-8 in their 53 overs, before bowling Thame out for 147.

Witney Mills suffered a batting collapse at Brackley, who ran out 40-run winners.

Brackley had been shot out cheaply for 118, veteran duo Steve Kelly taking 4-30 and Richard Tilley 3-12.

But Mills slumped to 78 all out in reply as Rob Cartwright claimed 5-28.

There was a similar collapse at Long Marston 2nd, where Shipton-under-Wychwood 2nd fell to a 79-run defeat.

Having restricted the home side to 172 all out, Paul Hemming taking 4-27, Shipton crashed to 93 all out in reply, Lee Beesley claiming 4-14.

In Division 5, Cropredy stay clear at the top following a 20-run win over Didcot 2nd.

Brad Ward was the star, top-scoring with 53 in their 203 all out, Didcot being dismissed for 183 in reply.

Paul Plumridge scored 70 not out for Aston Rowant 3rd in their three-wicket win over Leighton Buzzard Town 2nd.

Chasing Buzzard’s 193-7, Plumridge saw Rowant home at 201-7 in the 41st over.

Horspath 3rd eased to a 68-run win at home to Kimble.

Faizaan Abbas (56) and Nigel Coltman (55) helped Horspath to 198-7, before Adrian Manger took 4-21 as Kimble were shot out for 130.

Young Jonathan Warner claimed 5-33 for Kingston Bagpuize, but it was all in vain as Cumnor 2nd ran out thrilling ten-run victors.

Warner’s haul helped to bowl Cumnor out for 148, George Setterfield finishing 54 not out.

Kingston then fell for 138 as Ethan Davie took 5-47.

A century for Eddie Dunn was all in vain as Minster Lovell 2nd lost by 18 runs at home to Horley in Division 6.

Horley set 221-5 in their 53 overs, Dunn taking 3-63.

Dunn then hit 111, but Minster were all out off the final ball of the match for 203.

In Division 8, Challow & Childrey 3rd hammered visitors Long Marston 3rd by 198 runs.

The hosts declared on 323-9 in 40.4 overs, Robert Jones-Walters hitting 82 and Toby Hutt 68 not out.

Thomas Hannaby then took 5-36 as Marston were all out for 125 in their reply.

Golden oldies Jerry Senior and Simon Dickens shone for Shipton-under-Wychwood 3rd as they hammered Buckingham Town 4th by 150 runs.

Senior hit 81 not out and Dickens 53 in Shipton’s 275-7, before Dickens claimed 5-44 to send Buckingham tumbling to 125 all out.

Stephen Conway took 5-7 as Bicester & North Oxford 3rd skittled hosts Chearsley 2nd out for 47 in Division 10.

Bicester wasted no time, cruising to 48-1.

Gary Cook smashed 135 not out to help Eynsham 2nd to a 97-run win over Thame Town 4th.

Eynsham declared after 32 overs on 254-3, before Stephen Cooper claimed 7-22 to bowl Thame out for 157.