OXFORD City’s Stewart Thorp and John Exley helped their country to glory.

The duo played their part as England won the British and Irish Masters Cross-Country International at Aintree Racecourse.

Thorp finished tenth overall as he helped the Vet 65 team to glory as they saw off Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland.

Exley was a reserve for the Vet 70 side.

Thorp is picture far right with the rest of the winning Vet 65 team.