OXFORDSHIRE recorded a 44-run victory over Wales yesterday on the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method.

Jonny Cater’s side saw their innings interrupted by a long rain delay at Lisvane CC, but ran out comfortable winners to book a place in the last eight.

Oxon were 51-2 in the 13th over when the heavens opened.

With the match reduced to 31 overs when it got back under way, the visitors immediately got on the front foot.

Jordan Garrett led the way with an impressive 60 off 48 balls, including five fours and two sixes.

Richard Kaufman provided some crucial support with 51 off 60 deliveries, before some late big hitting from Gareth Andrew and Matt Warner saw Oxon post 195-6.

Wales had reached 20-0 when the away side made the crucial breakthrough when Chris Matthews was caught and bowled by Russell White.

Oxfordshire then took complete control, quickly reducing the hosts to 25-3 before taking wickets regularly after that as they chased a revised target of 203 off 31 overs.

Andrew had Callum Taylor caught behind by Cater, before White removed Cameron Herring, Warner showing safe hands.

When Andrew trapped Thomas Bevan leg before, and Joe Thomas bowled Samuel Pearce, Oxon were in complete control.

Joseph Voke was the only batsman to offer resistance, but he was next to fall, caught by Cosford off Thomas for 36.

Prem Sisodiya was bowled by Joe Butcher, before Thomas struck again, George Sandbach taking the catch to remove Richard Edwards and leave Wales on 75-8.

Thomas claimed his fourth victim when bowling Tomos Jones after a 37-run ninth-wicket stand with Aneurin Norman.

And Oxon wrapped up victory when Norman (52) was caught by Butcher off Warner.