ORACLE have opened up a four-point lead in the Oxford & District League, writes PETE EWINS.

A 4-2 home win over second-placed West Oxford Democrats Club saw them strengthen their title hopes, with Matt Jones (14,880 & 9,640) and Mark Trafford (14,400 & 10,110) both winning twice.

Billy Hill won both points for Democrats.

Donnington Club kept in touch with a 6-0 home win over Vikings thanks to Jenny Florey, Sue Atkins, Dave Tooke, Ian Moquet and Dennis Atkins.

Will Cormack led Bletchington to victory over Gladiators, while Masons lost 5-1 at home to Berinsfield, despite leading through Martyn Wood.