BANBURY landed the Bernard Tollett Oxfordshire Cup after a convincing eight-wicket victory over Oxford Downs.

Skipper Lloyd Sabin hit a rapid unbeaten 72 as his side raced to victory at Wormsley.

Downs’ skipper George Sandbach opted to bat first and got his side off to a flying start, hitting 31 from 20 balls in a quickfire opening stand of 46 with Tom Costley.

But when they both fell, followed by Amin Rafiq for 17, Downs collapsed alarmingly from 61-2 to 123 all out, with no other player making double figures.

Four run-outs did not help their cause, while Charlie Hill (3-20) and Dave Eaton (2-19) were the pick of the Banbury attack.

Their total never looked like being enough, and, led by Sabin, Banbury needed just 16 overs and three balls to reach the target.

The skipper scored a chanceless 72 not out off 51 balls in a knock containing seven fours and three sixes, while Olly Clarke contributed 31 not out from 25 balls to Banbury cruised to victory.

In the earlier Wilf Bennett Trophy final, Thame thrashed Oxford by 111 runs.

Callum Russell hit 72 from 60 balls as Thame racked up 173-6 in their 20 overs.

Oxford then crashed to a paltry 62 all out in just 12.3 overs as Faisal Ali took 4-32 and Mike Higgs 2-17.