MUHAMMAD Ayub hit a superb 92 as Oxford made it three wins from three in Division 2.

The hard-hitting batsman shared a third-wicket stand of 109 with Harvey Eltham as the hosts racked up 253-7 off their 50 overs.

Ayub’s knock came off 110 balls and included five fours and a six.

Eltham chipped in with 64, while Fergus Nutt added a valuable 33.

Oxford’s bowlers kept on top of their rivals, despite Raza Ali Dar hitting 80.

All-rounder Eltham took 3-33 as Oxford ran out 80-run victors.

Thame Town edged to a four-wicket victory at home to Wokingham.

Faisal Ali’s great spell of 3-18 from ten overs saw Thame bowl out their rivals for 167.

Openers Michael Beard (41) and Oliver Ebsworth-Burland (32) put on 74, and although they had a middle-order wobble, the hosts reached 168-6 in the 34th over with Callum Russell unbeaten on 31.

Oxford Downs suffered a first defeat of the season, going down by eight wickets at home to Harefield.

Only Freddie Smith (53) got going with the bat as Downs, who won the toss, were dismissed for 154.

Despite having their rivals in deep trouble at 6-2, Richard Sillars taking both wickets, an unbroken stand of 149 between Michael Barry (80no) and Matthew Ogden (64no) saw Harefield claim maximum points.

Division 1

Horspath snatched defeat from the jaws of victory with a six-run loss in an absorbing encounter at winless Slough on Saturday

Off-spinner Tom Cosford took 5-40 to peg Slough back to 242-9 off 50 overs after the hosts had elected to bat.

Girinath Reddy (64), Mohammed Avas (42), Northants all-rounder Saif Zaib (39) and Harish Kakani (35) all chipped in for Slough.

Horspath were well placed at 189-4 and 231-6 only to lose their last four wickets for five runs as they were bowled out for 236 in the last over.

Darryl Brown, with 76 off 75 balls, including seven fours and two sixes, led the way, with good support from Cosford (36) and Jimmy Phillips (33).

But it wasn’t enough as Zaib and Daniyal Akhtar took 3-19 apiece.

Banbury lost by 62 runs in their home clash against Henley.

The visitors, who won the toss, scored 222-9 off their 50 overs, Ollie Wright starring with the ball with 4-38.

After losing a number of early wickets, Banbury were always up against it.

And despite George Tait hitting 45 in the middle-order, they were all out for 160 in the 43rd over.

Aston Rowant remain rooted to the bottom after a 40-run defeat at Tring Park, their third successive loss.

A fine bowling display from the visitors, who opted to field first, saw Tring bowled out for just 175.

But Rowant were unable to take advantage, failing to recover from 37-4 as they were dismissed for 135 off just 38.1 overs.