ASTON Rowant 2nd were crowned Cherwell League Division 1 champions as for the second week in a row the rain had the final say on Saturday.

Every match in the top flight was abandoned, but with Rowant going into the final weekend at the top of the table, it meant the title went to Butts Way.

They had been in good shape against hosts Dinton before the rain intervened.

Batting first, they had reached a formidable 214-4 in the 44th over, Tim Morgan hitting 93 and Tom Condon 79.

The heavens then opened, forcing the match to be abandoned, but the six points Rowant received were enough to secure the title.

Great Brickhill finished as runners up, with their match being washed out against visitors Cumnor.

Cumnor raced to 226-6 declared in just 27 overs, Callum Russell smashing 56 not out and Harry Ackland 51.

Brickhill were 98-1 in the 13th over when the match was called off.

Leighton Buzzard and Twyford finished in the relegation zone.

In Division 2, the washout day sent the title to Oxford Downs.

Downs had hosts Cropredy 72-2 before the match was abandoned, while Vale were left very frustrated at home to Sandford St Martin.

Vale had shot Sandford out for just 102 as Henry Pickford took 5-44 and Joe Butcher 3-36.

But there was no chance of a Vale reply as the rain arrived.

Oxford 2nd suffered their second successive relegation and will play in Division 3 next season.

The whole of Division 3 was also washed out, and with the title and promotion spot already wrapped up, the only thing to decide was the second relegation spot.

And with Shipton-under-Wychwood 2nd’s clash at home to Great Brickhill 2nd falling foul of the weather, it is they who finished in the second relegation spot.

Shipton had posted 222-8 declared, Tim Senior hitting 61 and Harry Davies 55. But the rain intervened at tea, and the match was washed out.

Westbury’s washout title-decider with East Oxford sent the Division 4 championship to the Buckinghamshire side.

And they were mighty lucky as they had been shot out for a paltry 58 in 21 overs, Richard Burton taking brilliant figures of 7-16.

Unfortunately for East Oxford, there was no chance to reply, and the match was abandoned, Westbury finishing 14 points clear at the top.

Oxford 3rd suffered the same fate as their second team as they crashed to defeat to finish bottom in one of just a handful of games to beat the wet weather.

Neil Davies took 7-29 as Oxford were shot out for just 100 in 39 overs, before Dinton raced to 104-4 to secure victory and avoid the drop.

Stokenchurch thumped Witney Mills by eight wickets.

Arshad Latif took 4-22 in Mills’s 138-9 in 50 overs, before smashing a quickfire 96 not out to lead his side to 139-2 in the 20th over.

Thame Town 2nd wrapped up the Division 5 crown with victory in the only game to survive, dismissing hosts Cumnor 2nd for 153 in just 20 overs, Ian McStay taking 4-47 and Chris Jeffcock 3-39.

Matt Furness then hit 76 to lead Thame to 154-6 in the 29th over to secure maximum points and the title.

Horspath 3rd take the second promotion spot after their home clash with Bledlow Ridge was washed out.

At the other end, Chearsley finished second from bottom after being rained off at home to Abingdon Vale 2nd.

Division 6 saw a total wash out, meaning Cropredy 2nd finished as runners up, while at the foot of the table, Horley 2nd and Bledlow Village 2nd finish in the drop zone.

Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts 2nd are Division 7 champions courtesy of their abandonment at Bicester & North Oxford 2nd, Sandford St Martin 2nd finishing second after being rained off at home to Long Marston 3rd.

Two games reached conclusions in Division 8.

Great & Little Tew 4th fell to a nine-wicket defeat against visitors Brackley 2nd.

Sam English hit 31 in Tew’s 100 all out, Brackley racing to 101-1 inside 15 overs to seal maximum points.

Westbury 2nd picked up 21 points against relegated Banbury 5th to secure the title.

Tom Boardman hit 78 not out in Westbury’s 201-3 in 37 overs.

Ron Ridgway and Nick Blithe then took three wickets apiece as Banbury crawled to 103-9 to secure a draw – but Westbury’s 21 points secured the title.

Buckingham Town 4th are Division 9 North champions, while in Division 9 South Didcot 3rd finished as champions with Oxford Downs 3rd runners-up.