Aston Rowant missed the chance to clinch the Division 1 title on Saturday when they slumped to a shock defeat at relegation candidates Banbury Twenty.

They now go into the final weekend knowing they must beat Oxford 2nd or risk being pipped by Cumnor or Bicester & North Oxford.

Rowant struggled from the start after being asked to bat, and it was only Thad Cooper's 41 not out that took them to 181-6 to give them something to bowl at.

Azhar Shah (3-57) and Keith Arnold (3-70) did the damage for Twenty, and then watched Dave Clark (53) and James Soppet (48) take their side to 186-7.

Banbury XX 25pts, Aston Rowant 9

Cumnor are 11 points behind in joint-second after beating Horspath for the third time this season in remarkably similar and dramatic circumstances.

As in the Oxfordshire final of the npower Village Cup and the sides' previous league encounter, Horspath batted first and racked up an impressive total.

Robbie Eason powered his way to 116 not out and younger brother Will hit an equally impressive 106 in a 209-run run partnership that took the visitors to 257-5.

Dan Gaunt (71) gave the home side a good start before Ali Morteza smashed 92 from 48 balls as Cumnor won by two wickets with three balls to spare.

Cumnor 25, Horspath 13

Bicester & North Oxford kept their title hopes alive thanks to a last over victory over Oxford Downs, who dropped out of the championship race as a result.

Downs were 83-6 when Wes Bartlett was out for 53, but Tim Sutton (50) and Will Sandbach (30) took them to a competitive 207-9. Krishan Talsania (4-55) and Paul Jeacock (4-51) shared the wickets.

Opener Nat Watkins (51) then set up the run chase before Aussie Andrew House (85no) finished it off, despite Chris Sandbach's 4-31.

Bicester & North Oxford 25, Oxford Downs 11

Banbury 2nd are now in the second relegation place after suffering an unexpected loss to Great & Little Tew, who are already down.

Ed Phillips (63) and Chris Board (79) added 102 for the second wicket, but Tew's Tom Geeson-Brown then took four wickets in one over as Banbury slumped to 202 all out.

Anthony Smith (57) gave Tew the perfect start and despite Ollie Murrey taking 4-66 against his former club, the home side eased home with an over and three wickets in hand.

Great & Little Tew 25, Banbury 2nd 11

Thomas Fox hit 66 and Shami Mendis 84 from 67 balls in Oxford 2nd's 212-5 at home to Shipton-under- Wychwood.

But both were outshone by Shipton's Sahan Wijeratne, who compiled 122 from 115 balls to take the visitors to 213-3 and maximum points.

Oxford 2nd 7, Shipton-under-Wychwood 25