MIKE Jones’s sensational break proved in vain as Vikings lost 4-2 at second-placed Democrats, writes PETE EWINS.

Billy Hill (5,380 & 4,770), John Patey (6,050) and Richard Garrett (8,700) starred for the hosts in the Oxford & District Summer League match.

Jones, who was top-scorer with 13,910, including a break of 10,300, and Melvin Johnson (4,830) triumphed for the visitors.

Donnington leapfrogged Vikings into third after earning a 4-2 win at Gladiators.

Ian Moquet (4,360), Sue Atkins and Dennis Atkins put the visitors 3-1 up.

Dave Tooke secured victory, with Dave Jarman landing two wins for the home side.

Bletchington earned a 3-3 draw at Masons.

Oracle won 6-0 at home to Berinsfield.