Oxfordshire's Luke Ryan was the second leading wicket-taker in the Minor Counties Championship with 29 victims.

The Banbury left-arm spinner was one of three players to achieve that mark, but had the best average – 16.20.

Northumberland’s ex-Durham medium-pacer Marc Symington topped the rankings with 33 wickets, but he bowled in 12 innings compared to Ryan’s nine.

Oxon captain Ian Hawtin said: “It is a credit to Luke how well he has bowled this year.

“People tend to forget he is only just 22 and has more to come.”

Richard Kaufman was Oxfordshire’s top run-scorer for the second season in a row, racking up 535 in five matches.

That placed him seventh in the Minor Counties rankings and, like Ryan’s haul, came from just nine innings.

Kaufman hit four 50s as well as his 144 against Shropshire and averaged 59.44 with a strike rate of 88.72 per cent.