Oxfordshire Under 15s put in a poor batting display away to Shropshire as they crashed to a seven-wicket defeat in their latest ECB County Cup match.

Batting first, the visitors were quickly reduced to 35-4 – their top order blown away after some poor shot selection. Harvey Eltham got the innings going with a bright 27, but at 90-8, things looked bleak for Oxfordshire.

A superb ninth-wicket stand between skipper Matt Brown (29) and Jack Davies (26) took Oxon to 157 all out, but this always looked likely to be short of a competitive total.

And so it proved, as Shropshire eased home with seven wickets and more than 12 overs to spare.