Rutherford beat closest challengers British Rail 6-4 to move three points clear at the top of Division 1 of the Oxford & District League.

But star player Lewis Waddup finally came unstuck, losing to Neil Cartwright to break his record of 23 successive wins for the season.

Forum A swept Brookes aside 9-1, with maximums for Fraser Harris and Karl Bushell, and Anthony Lewis claiming the consolation point.

In Division 2, James Speedy and Simon Cox were on song as leaders Vikings A beat Forum F 7-3 to make it ten wins from ten.

Meanwhile, Forum I beat Vikings B 7-3 and Forum H beat Holton D by the same scoreline, leaving the former just three points above their clubmates at the top of Division 3.


Div 1: RAL A 6, British Rail 4; Forum A 9 (K Bushell 3, F Harris 3), Brookes 1.

Div 2: Forum E 5, Bicester B 5 (J Garner 3); Begbroke 3, Witney A 7 (R Zdziech 3); Forum F 3, Vikings A 7 (J Speedy 3, S Cox 3); Forum G 5, Gladiators 5 (P Knight 3).

Div 3: Bicester C 7 (A Portlock 3), Community A 3; Vikings B 3, Forum I 7 (M Spragg 3); Witney B 9 (M Adam 3, R Zdziech 3), Bicester D 1; Forum H 7 (J Duncalfe 3, M Chambers 3), Holton D 3.