CUMNOR maintained their late title bid as they cruised to a convincing seven-wicket victory at Westbury.

They are 20 points behind Division 1 leaders Great Brickhill with two games to go.

Max Mannering took 4-19 and Adam Cook 3-8 as Westbury were bowled out in the 36th over for 141, Tom Gurney hitting 66.

And the visitors wasted little time reaching the target, cruising to 144-3 in 24.3 overs as Harry Ackland struck a quickfire 61.

Great Brickhill remain favourites, and they stayed clear at the top with a crushing ten-wicket win at home to Shipton-under-Wychwood.

Andy Hemming hit 67 in Shipton’s 182 all out, but Mark Nelson smashed 122 not out and George Morris an unbeaten 51 to steer Brickhill to 185-0 in the 27th over.

Third-placed Didcot eased to a seven-wicket win at home to Long Marston.

Nathan Patrick took 5-20 as the hosts bowled their visitors out for 191, before Richard Cook struck 61 and Vishane Perera 56 not out to steer Didcot to 192-3.

Muhammad Naeem Khan was the star of the show for Twyford as his haul of 7-13 tumbled Abingdon Vale out for 97 to secure a 113-run victory.

Earlier, Twyford had set 210-9 in their 50 overs, Paul White taking 3-23.

But Khan and Mohamed Fayyaz (3-21) combined to run through Vale’s order.

Cropredy’s four-wicket win at home to Horspath 2nd means they are now 14 points clear at the top of Division 2 with two games to go.

Three wickets for Josh Maynard helped restrict visitors Horspath to 184-8, and then Joe Haynes (50) and Saim Hussain (38) led the hosts to 185-6.

Bicester & North Oxford moved up to second with a four-wicket win at Leighton Buzzard Town.

Three wickets apiece for Daniel Clark and Dan Savin saw the hosts all out for 171, before Markus Jeacock hit 56 to guide Bicester to 172-6.

Banbury 2nd stayed in touch with a thrilling

four-run win at Bledlow Village.

Tom Bartlett (74) and Ed Phillips (57) saw Banbury set 225-9 in their 50 overs, Tom Moore taking 5-37.

Joe Wadham then claimed 4-40 and Dave Eaton 3-20 as Bledlow fell just short on 221 all out.

Challow & Childrey secured their safety with a

75-run win over Aston Rowant 2nd.

Joe Harris (80) and Robert Jones-Walters (75) saw Challow to 248-7.

Luke Stevens then took 4-64 as Rowant were bowled out for 173.

After months without a win, Minster Lovell recorded back-to-back victories to keep alive their slim hopes of avoiding relegation.

Visitors Wolverton Town racked up 252-8, but Minster chased down the target to reach 253-6 as Archie Spittles hit 71 and Harry Ebsworth 58 not out.

SANDFORD St Martin and Oxford Downs 2nd are now odds-on to secure promotion to Division 2, after both posted victories.

Sandford saw off visitors Banbury 3rd by four wickets to stay top by ten points.

Ben Cross (66) helped Banbury to 232 all out as Tom Goffe took 4-48.

Goffe then struck 76 alongside 56 not out from Mark Robey as Sandford reached 235-6.

Oxford Downs 2nd won by three wickets with two balls to spare at home to Thame Town 2nd.

Harry Thomas (73) and Matt Furness (68) helped Thame to 244-5, but Ben Ling struck 85 not out and Alex Owen 50 to steer Downs to 245-7.

Joe Porter smashed a brilliant 142 in Oxford 2nd ‘s a 111-run win at home to Great Brickhill 2nd.

Oxford racked up 279-8, before Arthur Muir (3-36) and Matt Reilly (3-43) helped dismiss Brickhill for 168.

Elsewhere, Horley saw off hosts East Oxford by four wickets, while Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts lost by five wickets at home to Stokenchurch.

Witney Mills clinched promotion from Division 4 with a 13-run win at Charlbury.

Josh Garrett (60no) and Sam Haselgrove (40) saw Mills to 173-5, which proved just enough when Charlbury fell for 160.

Colin Bird hit 100 for Tiddington 2nd in their 78-run win over Horspath 3rd - for whom Ed Oakley hit a maiden half-century - while Great & Little Tew fell to a seven-wicket defeat at Bletchley Town, despite a fine 62 from skipper Jack Belmont.

Elsewhere, Abingdon Vale 2nd crashed to 84 all out and a 181-run defeat at home to Brackley, while Long Marston 2nd beat Kimble by six wickets.

A RECORD opening stand between Didcot 2nd youngsters Luke Higgins and Oscar Bear set up a crushing 238-run win at Shipton 2nd in Division 5.

Higgins smashed 150 not out and Bean 102 as the duo shared 238 for the opening wicket as visitors Didcot racked up 303-1.

Andy Griffiths (5-11) and Kieran Beesley (4-10) then skittled sorry Shipton for just 65.

Mark Walker hit 133 to help Aston Rowant 3rd to a four-run win over Bledlow Ridge.

Rowant racked up 332-4 in their 50 overs, before Bledlow finished just short on 328-7.

Cumnor 2nd amassed a huge

335-6 in a 270-run mauling of Leighton Buzzard 2nd.

Rupert Kelley led the way with 123, before Buzzard were shot out for 65.

Jordan Smith’s 106 not out led Kingston Bagpuize to a 60-run win over Challow & Childrey 2nd.

In Division 7, a haul of 6-19 from Daniel Cook helped Oxford Downs 3rd to an eight-wicket win over Aston Rowant 4th.

Joey Edwards hammered 156 not out as Kingston Bagpuize thrashed Didcot 4th by 138 runs in Division 9.

Alan Green struck 106 to guide Westbury 3rd to a 219-run over Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts 3rd to exend their lead to 24 points at the top of Division 10.