BANBURY were crowned Oxfordshire’s T20 kings for the seventh time in eight years with a commanding 94-run victory over Horspath in the inaugural Hartwell Senior Cup final at Wormsley.

The north Oxfordshire club’s run of success in the competition formerly known as the Bernard Tollett Oxfordshire Cup has only been broken since 2015 by Horspath, who triumphed four years ago.

And Banbury, who reached the last four in the national Vitality Club T20 Cup this season before losing to eventual champions Hornchurch, were in no mood to see their domination interrupted again as they outclassed their opponents.

The holders rattled up a formidable 179/5 after electing to bat at the picturesque Sir Paul Getty’s Ground, before Horspath crashed to 85 all out.

Openers Joe White (43) and Richard Simpson (28) put on 72 before the latter skied a return catch to leg-spinner Josh Richardson.

Ali Short, who hammered 45 from 28 deliveries, and Olly Clarke, with a stylish 39 off 34 balls, kept up the onslaught in a punishing third-wicket stand of 76 off 7.1 overs, before both fell to Max Smith (2/17).

Horspath were soon in trouble at 24/3, with Ollie Wright (2/14) picking up a couple of wickets.

Will Hawtin and Smith took the score to 58 before the former was caught by Clarke on the boundary off Charlie Hill for a run-a-ball 24.

It sparked an almighty collapse with five wickets going down for eight runs to leave Horspath in disarray at 66-8.

Teenager Charlie Haselgrove was the chief destroyer, wrapping up the innings with 4/14 off three overs to be named man of the match, while Dave Eaton took 2/7.