Division 1

HAYDEN Rossouw’s century was in vain as Aston Rowant fell to a 27-run defeat at Slough on Saturday.

Chasing 271-8, the visitors were given hope thanks to Rossouw’s superb 113 off 129 balls.

His innings contained nine fours and a six, but was not enough as Rowant were all out for 244 with three balls remaining.

Earlier, having reduced Slough to 12-2, Rowant were frustrated by a second-wicket stand of 197 between Saif Zaib (103) and Girinath Poreddy (78) which helped the hosts to their good total.

Banbury beat visitors Tring by 62 runs in a game reduced to 37 overs a side because of rain.

Having been asked to bat, Banbury scored 191-4 thanks to good knocks from Ed Phillips (61) and Shahid Yousaf (59no).

Tidy bowling from the hosts saw Tring lose wickets at regular intervals as they ended on 129-9.

Horspath found former South Africa Test and ODI

all-rounder Andrew Hall a thorn in their side as they slipped to a 20-run defeat at Buckingham Town.

Hall, a veteran of two World Cups, frustrated Horspath by making 74 as Buckingham posted 183-7 after being put in to bat in a match reduced to 37 overs a side.

Horspath slumped to 2-2 in reply, before Darryl Brown (52) and Tom Cosford (45) fought back with a stand of 95 for the third wicket.

But their hopes of pulling of victory were snuffed out by Hall (3-41) as the visitors fell short at 163-8.

Division 2

OXFORD maintained their 100 per cent record after a thrilling four-run victory over Wokingham.

Muhammad Ayub, so often the hero with the bat, proved the match-winner with the ball, taking the final wicket to make it five out of five.

Jamie Perkin top-scored with 35 as Oxford struggled to 129 all out after falling from 110-5 to 111-9.

However, their bowlers delivered – Rob Keat taking 3-16 off ten tight overs, before Ayub had Paul Dewick caught by Freddie Simon off just his third ball to wrap up victory.

Thame Town looked hot favourites to beat Chesham when they bowled the hosts all out for just 101.

However, they slumped to a 19-run defeat after a poor batting display.

Thame opening bowlers Faisal Ali (3-19) and Johannes Van Dyk (3-21) set their side on the way.

But only Hassam Mushtaq (37) could get going with the bat as they slumped to a disappointing defeat.

George Sandbach hit a sensational century as Oxford Downs beat Amersham by 35 runs.

The opener blasted 110 off just 100 balls with 11 fours and four sixes, dominating their innings of 182, with Richard Sillars the only other batsman to reach double figures.

Sillars then took 3-27 as the visitors were all out for 147 in the 33rd over.