FARINGDON edged past hosts Wolvercote by one wicket to close the gap on OCA League Division 1 leaders Charlbury to 43 points with a game in hand.

Will Oglesby took 4-23 and Alex Robinshaw 3-22 as Faringdon dismissed their hosts for 107.

Brian George (3-23) and Sam Payne (3-28) kept Wolvercote in the game, only for the visitors to edge in at 108-9.

Tim Rayden struck 85 to help Oxenford to a five-wicket win at struggling Great Horwood.

Earlier, Habeel Khalid took 4-44 to restrict the hosts to 167-7, before Rayden steered Oxenford home at 168-5.

Stonesfield edged a low-scoring clash at Yarnton & Cowley by two wickets.

Tom Gubbins (3-28) and Ali Malik (3-31) combined to dismiss Yarnton for 105 and then Adrian Birkett hit 33 in Stonesfield’s 106-8.

Alfie Saunders and Charlie Fisher both took three wickets as Witney Swifts beat Chadlington to stay top of Division 2.

The visitors were reduced to 116-9, Glenn MacCallum hitting 51 not out, before Jason Seacole (49no) helped steer Swifts to a six-wicket triumph.

Wootton & Boars Hill remain hot on their heels after a seven-wicket win against Broughton & North Newington.

Restricting Broughton to 160-7, Wootton eased in at 164-3 as Billy Webb hit 71 and Shaun Morton 56 not out.

Clifton Hampden brushed aside eight-man Marsh Gibbon by eight wickets.

Three wickets each for Darren Clark and Jack Stimpson sent struggling Marsh tumbling to 54 all out, Clifton easing in at 57-2.

Eynsham eased to a nine-wicket win against visitors Westcott.

They bowled Westcott out for 102 as Mark Weller took 5-11 and Roland Margerison 4-42.

Ben Smitten (41no) and Sam Jones (33) then led Eynsham to 103-1.

A fine 109 from Charith Karawita was in vain for Chipping Norton as Wantage chased down their 234 all out to seal a five-wicket win.

Barry Martin starred in Wantage’s reply with 77 not out, while Steve Pritchard hit 51.

Stanton Harcourt went top of Division 3 after easing past hosts Kilkenny by seven wickets.

Matt Waite (4-5) and Ryan Wastie (3-27) helped dismiss Kilkenny for 90, before Stanton reached 94-3.

Kidlington ran out five-wicket winners at Cairns Fudge.

Fudge were all out for 155, Tom Small top-scoring with 59 and Steve Litten and Dan Farrant taking three wickets each.

Farrant then struck 48 not out to steer Kidlington to victory.

Watlington saw off visitors Risinghurst by seven wickets as Neil Maguire starred with 5-33 for the home side.

Brill closed in on the Division 4 title after brushing aside hosts Deddington by nine wickets.

They restricted Deddington to 102-5, which proved no problem for Brill as Andy Wynd (62) led them to 103-1.

Second-placed Bampton slipped up at Marcham, who ran out two-wicket winners.

James Bray struck 90 not out in Bampton’s 207-4, but a fine 95 from Stuart Armstrong saw Marcham to victory at 210-8.

Swinbrook lost their 15th game in a row, crashing to an eight-wicket defeat at home to West Ilsley.

Only Andrew Wingfield Digby (64no) got going in Swinbrook’s 138-5, and Ilsley made light work of the target, Wayne Lyford finishing 96 not out as they reached 139-2.

Uffington dismissed visitors Sunningwell for just 61 and cruised to an eight-wicket win.

The top two faced off in Division 5 and Combe ran out eight-wicket winners against champions Hook Norton.

Julian Chaundy took 5-23 to help dismiss Hooky for 145, before the ever-consistent Robbie Nicholson scored 83 not out to lead Combe to 147-2.

Omer Tariq struck 109 to help Hailey & West Witney to a 106-run win against visitors Wolvercote 2nd.

Tariq’s ton took Hailey to 277-9, Chris Potter taking 6-29.

Wolvercote managed only 171-9 in their reply.

Stuart Symes smashed 101 for Britwell Salome in their 108-run win at Kennington.

Britwell posted 195-4, before Nick Humphries took 4-10 as Kennington were shot out for 87.

Ducklington cruised past hosts Radley by eight wickets.

Chasing Radley’s 190 all out, Ducklington cruised in at 191-2 as Jacob Hughes hit 86 and Liam Day 70 not out.

In Division 6, Tetsworth 2nd closed the gap on leaders Shrivenham to 11 points after a three-wicket win over Kidlington.

Toby Gallington took 4-30 in Kidlington’s 134 all out, before Richard Williams hit 44 to lead the hosts to 135-7.

Charlbury 2nd edged past hosts Faringdon 2nd by two wickets.

Jonathan Moore (56) helped Faringdon to 209-5, but 66 from Tom Eaton saw Charlbury to 210-8 and a thrilling win.

Oxenford 2nd saw off hosts East & West Hendred 2nd by 41 runs.

After being shot out for 129, Oxenford bowled Hendred out for just 88 as Sameer Kesava took 3-18.

Jimmy Appleton’s incredible haul of 8-17 helped Chesterton to a 17-run win at Middleton Cheney 2nd, ending the hosts’ Division 7 title hopes.

Chesterton had been skittled out for just 68, but Appleton turned the game on its head.

There was another eight-wicket haul at Stonesfield 2nd, where Eynsham 2nd’s Stephen Cooper took 8-17 in an 81-run win.

Eynsham had earlier been bowled out for 122, 13-year-old Rowan Moss takin 3-4.

But Stonesfield then fell to 41 all out as Cooper ran riot.

Stanton Harcourt 2nd saw off visitors Kilkenny 2nd by five wickets.

In Division 8 North, Charlbury crushed hosts Kidlington 3rd by 165 runs.

Robert Jenkins (90) helped Charlbury to 258-6, and then Martyn Scull returned incredible figures of 6-1 as Kidlington were bowled out for 93.

Wolvercote 3rd beat hosts Westcott 2nd by 108 runs.

They posted 179-9, Phil Walsh top-scoring with 44.

Nick Sawyer (3-7) and Irfan Shah (3-8) then helped to dismiss Westcott for 71.

In Division 8 South, Nicholas Little’s 102 not out helped Watlington 2nd to an 86-run victory at second-placed Chalgrove.

Little helped Watlington to 157 all out, Ricky Armstrong taking 4-18.

Chalgrove then fell to 71 all out as Tynan Crockett claimed 4-11 and Little 3-14.

Sunningwell 2nd saw off visitors Kennington 2nd by 47 runs.

Colin Thorpe scored 83 in Sunningwell’s 166 before Will Ray and Andrew Barrett both took 3-34 in Kennington’s 119 all out.

Letcombe crushed eight-man Uffington 2nd by ten wickets.