BANBURY got just enough play in to force a result and move to the top of the Home Counties Premier League table.

Their four-run victory against visitors Tring Park was the only fixture not to be abandoned as heavy rain wreaked havoc on the second weekend of the campaign.

The hosts batted after winning the toss, but did not find life easy.

Tom Weymes removed both openers cheaply, while Shazad Rana’s 22no was the highest score in their 103-5 from 25 overs.

Tring were set a revised target of 120 from 23 overs.

Again the conditions favoured the bowlers, none more so than Charles Hill, who took 4-24 from five overs.

The regular wickets did the trick, as Tring fell just short on 115-8.

Of the other Oxfordshire sides, Thame Town will feel the most frustrated.

They were well on the way to posting a decent total at Amersham when rain stopped play.

Skipper Michael Beard (64), Callum Russell (47no) and Olliver Ebsworth-Burland (38) all found form as they reached 170-2 from 27 overs.

Horspath are bottom of the fledgling table, which is pooled for the one-off shortened season.

They had reached 88-3 off 16.3 overs after electing to bat at Aston Rowant when the game was washed out.

Opener Tom Coleman was unbeaten on 26, while there was a wicket apiece for Leo Bethell, Dom Whatman and Max Mannering.

Oxford Downs were denied the chance to make it two wins out of two.

They were though in a spot of trouble at 61-4 when play was brought to an abrupt halt against Finchampstead with less than 15 overs bowled.

Skipper George Sandbach was their highest scorer, on 18 not out.

Elsewhere, Oxford got into the 21st over before they were forced to abandon.

George Tait, Joseph Porter and Elliot Mathews had all struck with a wicket apiece as Wokingham reached 80-3.