WITNEY Swifts returned to the top of the table after edging out hosts Stonesfield by two wickets in a thrilling clash in Division 1.

Stonesfield batted first, but could find no answer to left-arm spinner Graeme

Woodward (4-21) as they fell for 103.

In reply, Swifts lost regular wickets, but 39 from

Kieran Foggett and 31 from Josh Grant saw them over the line.

Yarnton & Cowley’s match against Wolvercote was abandoned, meaning they were knocked off the top.

Having dismissed Wolvercote for 172, Muhammad Adil taking 5-27, Yarnton were 126-4 when the rain forced the players off.

Faringdon’s Rob Owen hit 112 in his side’s 279-6 at East & West Hendred.

Rob Brown chipped in with 75 not out, and Hendred were 75-3 when the match was abandoned.

Westcott’s home clash with Oxenford also fell foul of the weather.

Having set 237-8, Mark Strong hitting 82 not out, Oxenford were 137-4 when the rain came.

In Division 2, only one game survived the wet weather, where Hanborough hammered hosts Tetsworth by ten wickets.

They dismissed Tetsworth for only 110, before Jonny Ayris (66no) and Joseph Burgess (34no) led Hanborough to


The matches between Cairns Fudge and Wantage and Stanton Harcourt and Clifton Hampden were abandoned.

Bampton amassed a formidable 339-5 in their Division 3 clash at Marcham, with James Bray (112) and Edward Landray (105) starring.

Unfortunately for Bampton, the match was washed out with Marcham at 47-2.

The Target Score (T/S) method produced a result at Chadlington, who saw off visitors Broughton & North Newington by 24 runs.

The hosts had been dismissed for 125, Simon Parker hitting 50 not out.

But Craig Atlas then took 5-33 as Broughton were bowled out for 91.

Dorchester hammered hosts Brill by 119 runs.

Adrian Redhead (84) and Richard Sharman (73) helped Dorchester to 260-7, before Sharman took 4-45 as Brill fell for 141.

Kilkenny’s game with Risinghurst and West Ilsley’s home clash with Kidlington were abandoned.

In Division 4, Shrivenham moved out of the bottom two with a 71-run win at Deddington.

Manoj Perera top-scored with 51 in Shrivenham’s

185-9, before Richard Deacon took 5-32 and Perera 3-32 as Deddington were bowled out for 114.

Hook Norton had set 287-6 at home to Sunningwell, Alex Plant hitting 97.

But with Sunningwell struggling on 101-6, the rain intervened, and the match was abandoned.

Wolvercote 2nd closed in on the Division 5 title after comfortably brushing aside visitors Kennington by eight wickets.

Kennington were shot out for 86 as Sam Payne took 3-18.

Chris Potter then hit 46 not out to steer Wolvercote to victory.

Yarnton & Cowley 2nd defeated hosts Freeland by seven wickets.

Simon Brown’s 76 not out helped Freeland to 196-7, before Waheed Rehman scored 55 not out to steer Yarnton to 197-3.

East & West Hendred saw off Kidlington 2nd by five wickets on the T/S method.

Kidlington scored 173-5, Josh Behal top-scoring with 59 not out and Pete Beckley taking 4-21.

The revised target of 151 after a rain break prove no issue for Hendred, as they reached 154-5.

Stanton Harcourt 2nd cruised to a 148-run victory at Oxenford 3rd in Division 7 North.

Stanton posted 235-8, Jake Souch top-scoring with 49 and Ralph Martin taking 4-42.

Scott Hambridge then claimed 4-23 as Oxenford fell for 87.

Mark Hatton’s first century was in vain for Stonesfield 2nd, who had their match at Charlbury 3rd washed out.

Hatton hit 104 and Stewart Moss 63 in Stonesfield’s 252-8, while Charlbury were struggling on 79-5 when the heavens opened.

Division 7 South leaders Watlington 2nd thrashed hosts Faringdon 2nd by eight wickets.

Mark Taylor returned outstanding figures of 5-3 in Faringdon’s 74 all out, then Watlington cruised to 76-2.

Harwell International hammered Sunningwell 2nd by ten wickets.

They dismissed Sunningwell for 96, before cruising to 97-0 as Amjad Saifullahkahn hit 57 not out.

The only other match to finish saw Marcham 2nd beat hosts Kennington 2nd by six wickets.