WITNEY Swifts landed the Division 1 title for the second year in a row, and will now look to take their place in the Cherwell League, following a two-wicket win at home to Oxenford.

In what was potentially Swifts’ last-ever game on the historic Leys Recreation Ground, Oxenford set 180-7, Roshan Gedara top-scoring with 58.

An explosive 40 from Nigel Hume, followed by a 50-run stand between Josh Grant (32) and George Townsend (29no) then led Swifts to 183-8 to spark the celebrations.

Muhmmad Adil took 5-36 to help Garsington & Cowley to an eight-wicket win at Faringdon to secure third place.

Faringdon were shot out for 115, before Uzair Ahmad hit 56 not out in Garsington’s 116-2.

Stonesfield’s Tom Gubbins also took five wickets (5-28) in his side’s 55-run win over Westcott.

Dan Farrant (56) and James Grist-Perkins (52no) helped Stonesfield to 203-6 and then Westcott fell for 148.

Chipping Norton beat Middleton Cheney by eight wickets after they restricted their visitors to 112-9, Nathan Wallington hitting 51 not out to lead his side to 114-2.

Wolvercote beat Marsh Gibbon by five wickets.

Joe Leonard (42) helped Marsh Gibbon to 155-9, Amir Borlikar taking 4-21, before James van Santen (42) and Chris Babbs (40no) saw Wolvercote home at 159-5.

East & West Hendred all-but secured the Division 2 title with a 33-run win at Clifton Hampden, but did wrap up promotion, while condemning Clifton to relegation.

Jon Francis (74) and Jack Mulford (55) saw Hendred to 245-7 and then Clifton were restricted to 212-7 in their reply.

Hendred are 29 points ahead of Wootton & Boars Hill, who were promoted following a nine-wicket win at Kilkenny.

Nik King (6-50) and Damien Wiskin (4-32) helped to dismiss Kilkenny for 89, then Shaun Morton hit 44 not out in Wootton’s 90-1.

Watlington eased to a 74-run win at Bampton.

They posted 171-8, Matt Williams taking 5-46, before Neil Maguire took 4-14 in Bampton’s 97 all out.

Elsewhere, Tetsworth beat Cairns Fudge by 119 runs, while Hanborough beat Stanton Harcourt by six wickets.


COMBE wrapped up the second promotion spot in Division 3 after easing to a five-wicket win at home to Risinghurst.

Julian Chaundy was the star, taking 5-11 in Risinghurst’s 112 all out, before Robbie Nicholson hit 48 to steer Combe to 113-5.

At the other end of the table, Brill suffered a six-wicket defeat at home to Marcham.

Oliver Armstrong claimed 5-14 to help dismiss Brill for 113, Tom Broughton hitting 50.

Stuart Armstrong then top-scored with 41 not out to lead Marcham to 111-4.

Radley’s Atif Liaquat led the way with 5-46 in his side’s four-wicket win at already-relegated Dorchester, while Hook Norton beat Broughton & North Newington by four wickets and Wantage saw off Kidlington by three wickets.

In Division 4, Deddington were shot out for 49 as they lost by 88 runs at home to Wolvercote 2nd, while champions Steventon signed off with a comfortable seven-wicket success at Shrivenham.

After restricting their hosts to 168-9, Stephen Thompson hit 81 to lead Steventon home at 174-3.

Oxenford 2nd thrashed Witney Swifts 2nd by 180 runs, while Garsington & Cowley 2nd beat West Ilsley by six wickets, despite 107 from Ilsley’s Adam Barnes.


DIVISION 5 champions Tetsworth 2nd completed a 100 per cent season after beating Risinghurst by 49 runs.

Aaron Huish took 6-28 as Risinghurst were shot out for 85 after Tetsworth had been bowled out for 134.

In Division 6, Steventon 2nd saw off Swinbrook by 58 runs.

Ankit Shukla top-scored with 60 not out and Mark Salter hit 54 in Steventon’s 219-5, before Joe Bennett took 5-62 and Syed Yaqoob Ali 4-43 as Swinbrook fell for 161, Callum Dadge hitting an unbeaten 91.

Jason Davis fell for 99 in Hook Norton 2nd’s five-wicket win at Watlington 2nd, while Chesterton edged out Kidlington 2nd by one wicket as Trevor Price’s 63 helped them chase down Kidlington’s 170-8.

Gary Ellis claimed 5-7 for Westcott 2nd in their seven-wicket win at home to Dorchester 2nd.

Middleton Cheney 2nd claimed the Division 7 North title as they beat Kidlington 3rd by nine wickets.

Three wickets apiece for Harry Mitchell and Spencer King helped to bowl Kidlington out for 80, before Alex Gentry scored 42 not out in Middleton’s 81-1.

In Division 7 South, Harwell International wrapped up promotion with an eight-wicket win at home to Faringdon 2nd, while Wootton & Boars Hill saw off Bampton by 129 runs after dismissing their visitors for 42.