TITLE-CHASING Tiddington need just eight points from the final game of the Cherwell League season next week after they eased past already-relegated Horspath 2nd by 68 runs.

Batting first, they racked up 258-9 declared in 46 overs, and although Horspath made the hosts fight hard for the victory, they were bowled out in the 46th over as Tiddington wrapped up maximum points.

Harry McNeilly (76) and Jon Talbot (44) led the way for Tiddington, while Jehan Mohammed returned excellent figures of 5-63 from 17 overs.

The visitors lost Jamie Stead for a duck, but were resolute after that, led by skipper Dom O’Connor, who scored a stubborn 54 from 125 balls.

Chris Jones chipped in with 47, but when he fell, and O’Connor ran himself out, the lower order subsided and Horspath were all out for 190.

l Tiddington 25pts, Horspath 2nd 8

Dinton kept up the pressure on Tiddington as they beat Abingdon Vale by 37 runs.

Batting first, Dinton were bowled out for 172, Will Fisher hitting 68 and Jonathan Jenkinson taking 4-67.

Will Barker struck an excellent 71 in Abingdon’s reply, but Akeel Khan (7-19) ran through the batting as Vale were bowled out for 135.

Vale host Tiddington next week, while Dinton face Aston Rowant 2nd.

l Dinton 25pts, Abingdon Vale 7

Twyford ended Long Marston’s title hopes with a six-wicket win.

Devane Warner (4-43) and Tom Weymes (3-36) combined to dismiss Marston for 149, before Atif Ali hit 45 to steer Twyford to 152-4.

l Twyford 25pts, Long Marston 6

Chris Eaton smashed 116, but Aston Rowant 2nd drew with Banbury 2nd.

Eaton’s ton, plus Tim Morgan’s 53 helped Rowant to 245 all out in their 53 overs.

Banbury lost regular wickets in their reply, but closed on 183-7.

l Banbury 2nd 8pts, Aston Rowant 2nd 18

A superb century from Matt Lake helped Cumnor to a thrilling three-run win at home to Oxford Downs.

The skipper’s ton came off 74 balls, containing 14 fours and four sixes, as Cumnor were bowled out for 206, Tom Costley taking 4-62.

Downs were always in the hunt, helped largely by George Sandbach’s classy 90 from 65 balls.

Sandbach struck eight fours and six sixes, but Downs fell to 203 all out, Max Mannering taking 3-39.

l Cumnor 25pts, Oxford Downs 3