RAIN thwarted Oxfordshire’s hopes of ending the season with a win over Berkshire.

The friendly at Falkland CC, Newbury, was called off with the hosts 92-9, still 55 runs short of their target.

Oxon had posted 146 all out, Harrison Ward top-scoring with 38, before Max Mannering dismissed Berkshire openers Chris Peploe and Matthew Rowe to leave Berkshire 2-2.

The visitors stayed in control, but did not get the chance to close out the game.