SHIPTON-under-Wychwood have endured a torrid time since relegation back into the Cherwell League, and their slump hit a new low as they crashed to a massive 206-run defeat at home to Twyford in Division 1.

Shipton inserted their rivals, a decision they were quickly made to regret as, led once again by Shabaaz Alam, Twyford racked up a massive total.

Alam struck 140 in the visitors’ 296-9, Shaun Miller taking 5-71 for Shipton.

Zabiullah Saeed (4-40) and Mohammed Fayyaz (3-14) wasted little time in dismantling Shipton’s batting line-up as they slumped to 90 all out.

Didcot were also in merciless mood as they hammered Tiddington by seven wickets to stay top.

Nathan Patrick took 5-24 as Tiddington were skittled out for 74, before Didcot eased to 77-3 in the 21st over.

There was a thrilling contest at Cumnor, who slipped to an agonising one-wicket defeat off the penultimate ball against Great Brickhill.

The visitors inserted Cumnor on a wet pitch, and the hosts set 189-7 in a rain-reduced 39 overs, Adam Cook top-scoring with 47.

Cumnor had their visitors in big trouble at 95-6, but the Brickhill tail wagged as they got over the line with one ball to spare.

Abingdon Vale saw off Long Marston by 15 runs.

The hosts posted 188-7, with stand-in skipper Arthur Jones hitting 66.

Marston started well and reached 63-0 before Abingdon turned to their slow bowlers.

It reaped rewards as the miserly Paul White (3-16) and elegant Jonathan Jenkinson (3-29) decimated the top order as the visitors fell for 173 with ten balls left.

Centuries for Olly Tice and Tom Gurney helped Westbury to their second win of the campaign as they saw off visitors Buckingham 2nd by 72 runs.

Tice hit 103 and Gurney 100 not out in Westbury’s 234-7, before Charlie Williams took 3-40 as Buckingham were restricted to 162-8.

In Division 2, Bicester & North Oxford returned to winning ways, beating Challow & Childrey by seven wickets.

Matt Woods and Daniel Clark took three wickets apiece as Challow were all out for 137, before Adam Stapleford-Jones hit 54 to steer Bicester to 138-3.

Cropredy maintained their 100 per cent record with a 23-run win at home to Minster Lovell.

Joe Haynes top-scored with 66 in the hosts’ 195.

Elliot Graham then scored 59, but Minster fell for 172.

Banbury 2nd saw off hosts Aston Rowant 2nd by three wickets.

Rowant were dismissed for 179, Manan Parmar hitting 88, before Banbury reached 182-7 to secure victory with more than seven overs left.

Horspath 2nd were beaten by 15 runs at home to Leighton Buzzard Town.

The visitors were all out for 213, Dan Scott hitting 63 and Jamil Faruk taking 3-20.

Led by Robbie Eason (64), Horspath put up a good chase, but they fell just short on 198 all out.

Only three matches survived the Friday deluge in Division 3, and leaders Thame 2nd failed to take advantage as they lost by 52 runs at home to Oxford 2nd.

Oxford were all out in the final over for 174, Gareth Bridges taking 4-35.

Richard Musk then claimed 4-30 for the visitors as Thame were dismissed for 122 in the 38th over.

East Oxford also lost for the first time, going down by 49 runs against visitors Sandford St Martin.

Chris Thompson hit an unbeaten 73 to help Sandford reach 231-3 in their 50 overs, and then three wickets apiece for Simon Smith, Ollie Ong and Jim Howe sent East Oxford tumbling to 182 all out.

Stokenchurch’s Arshad Latif hit 106 not out to steer his side to an eight-wicket win at Great Brickhill 2nd.

The games between Horley and Oxford Downs 2nd and Banbury and Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts were washed out without a ball being bowled.

In Division 4, Witney Mills beat Horspath 3rd by four wickets.

Joe Cockroft and Pierre Lefort took three wickets each in Horspath’s 116 all out, before Ollie Burney hit 56 to lead Mills to 118-6.

Charlbury fell to a six-wicket loss at Brackley after they were shot out for just 131, Adam Wirth (51) leading the hosts to 132-4.

Abingdon Vale 2nd’s struggles continued after going down by seven wickets at Kimble.

Vale set 190-8 in their 50 overs, opener Rob Hood continuing his fine form with 63 and big-hitting Max Owen adding 61.

But Kimble eased to 193-3 to secure victory, Bradley Rose top-scoring with 46 not out.

Bletchley Town beat Long Marston 2nd by six wickets, while Great & Little Tew’s home clash with Tiddington 2nd was abandoned.

Shipton-under-Wychwood 2nd brought a little comfort to the club as they maintained their 100 per cent start in Division 5 with a six-wicket win at Kingston Bagpuize.

Three wickets each for Idris Hussain and Rob Panting sent Kingston tumbling to 88 all out, Shipton needing just 21.2 overs to reach 89-4.

In Division 7, a half-century from Matthew Collins helped Bicester & North Oxford 2nd to a seven-wicket win at Horspath 4th.

Earlier, Matthew Clark had taken 4-30 in Horspath’s 151 all out, before Collins hit 51 not out to steer Bicester to 153-3 in the 34th over.

Bill Bowman’s 64 helped Minster Lovell 2nd to a four-wicket win at home to Oxford Downs 3rd.

Eynsham 2nd edged a thriller at Dinton 3rd by ten runs in Division 9.

They were all out for 154 in 42.2 overs, Patrick Arnold top-scoring with 47.

Kevin Read claimed 4-42 for Eynsham as they dismissed their hosts for 144 with two overs remaining.

Five-wicket hauls for Calvin Evans and Jake MacKay helped Tiddington 3rd to a 29-run win over visitors Bledlow Ridge 2nd.

Tiddington posted 190-5 in their 45 overs, Nathan Dales hitting 55.

Evans (5-27) and MacKay (5-31) then starred with the ball as Bledlow fell for 161.