ASTON Rowant are celebrating after clinching promotion with a seven-wicket home victory over Great Brickhill.

The Division 2 leaders are an unassailable 25 points clear of third-placed Chesham and need just five points from the final game to be crowned champions.

Brickhill won the toss and were in trouble straight away as they found themselves 4-2.

Wes Morrick (3-27) dismissed Marcus Critchley and Doug Airs as the visitors fell to 55-4.

They then lost three wickets for 21 runs to leave them on 76-7.

An eighth-wicket partnership of 42 between Austin John (32) and Jack Woodhouse helped Brickhill into three figures.

But when the former fell, they went from 118-8 to 139 all out.

Tom Condon (45) and Alex Jewell put on 86 for the first wicket before the latter fell for 32.

Condon soon followed, but the home side were in control, with James McDougall (31) and Josh Smith steering them to victory in the 18th over.

Thame Town remain second and in pole position to join Rowant in the top tier following a nine-wicket win over Reading.

They inserted their hosts and spinner Mike Higgs took 4-27 as the Berkshire side were all out for 100 in the 34th over, losing their last four wickets for just four runs.

Thame made light work of the chase, Will Sutcliffe (45) and Callum Russell (42no) putting on 81 as they got home in the 25th over.

Shipton-under-Wychwood lost by nine wickets at Amersham.

Craig Wood hit a half century (59) in the west Oxfordshire side’s 168 all out, with Maduka Liyanapathiranage taking 5-25.

Amersham were restricted to 23-1, but Robert Viney (75no) and Bruce Friderichs (51no) lead the visitors to victory.

HORSPATH’S hopes of staying in Division 1 are hanging by a thread following a 175-run home hammering by champions Henley.

Will Eason’s side are now 16 points from safety behind Great & Little Tew, whom they visit in the final round of matches next Saturday.

To pull off a miraculous escape Horspath must win and stop their rivals getting the five points they need to secure their status.

Horspath sunk deeper into the mire after conceding a club league record 335-6.

Henley elected to bat, Matt Rowe (80) leading the way.

He was ably supported by Stewart Davison (44no), Euan Woods (43), Richard Morris (40), Michael Roberts (37), and Euan Brock (25no).

Left-arm spinner Lloyd Belcher (3-58) was the most successful Horspath bowler, while Tom Cosford’s ten overs went for 41 and there was a wicket on his debut for seamer Jason Cardy.

Robbie Eason (34) and Tom Coleman put on 57 for Horspath’s first wicket.

But left-arm seamer Tahir Afridi (4-35) took three wickets in an over to trigger a collapse as the hosts slumped to 83-7.

It was only Mark Skelton’s 60 that saw Horspath reach 160 all out as off-spinner Woods finished with 3-35.

Great Tew lost by 14 runs at Tring Park, who stay up.

The hosts were put into bat and Lawrence Brock starred with the ball, taking 4-41 to help dismiss them for 123.

No Tring batsman was able to hurt the Tew attack, with extras top-scoring (29).

Tew made a steady start, Harry Smith (25) and Joe White putting on 35, but from there on they suffered a disastrous collapse.

They lost eight wickets for 44 runs, slumping from 35-0 to 79-8.

Tew were eventually all out for 109 despite Brock’s 30.

Hosts Oxford beat Burnham by five wickets.

The visitors chose to bat and Aftab Khan top-scored (77) in their 151-9.

But Owyn Tong-Jones (46), Jamie Perkin (41) and Harvey Eltham (31) helped steer Oxford to victory on 152-5.

Banbury fell to a 111-run defeat at High Wycombe.

Andrew Higgins (54) and Cameron Parsons (52) hit half-centuries as the hosts posted 254-9.

Banbury were never in the hunt, eventually being dismissed for 143 in the 35th over having been 106-3.