The promotion race is now wide open after Abingdon Vale slumped to a shock 36-run defeat at Challow & Childrey in Division 2 of The Oxford Times Cherwell League on Saturday.

Just ten points now cover the top four after Vale failed to chase Challow's 172 all out, in which left-arm spinner Paul White took 7-50 and Michael Phillipson struck 53.

Opener Ben Humpage (34) was the mainstay of the visitors' reply.

But Ian Demain, who claimed four caught and bowled victims in his impressive figures of 7-55, worked his way through the top order before Olly Dimbylow (3-33) mopped up the tail.

Challow & Childrey 30pts, Abingdon Vale 7.

Kingston Bagpuize look doomed after losing to Horspath, who are now just one point behind Abingdon.

Rob Keates (53) gave Kingston a good start, but change bowler Ned Murray then intervened by taking 6-28 to leave Martin Shepherd stranded on 63 not out.

Kingston's 186 all out never looked enough once spinner Dick Giles had to leave the field injured and Adam Pitt (84no) and Phil Chanel (76no) saw them to an eight-wicket win.

Kingston Bagpuize 10, Horspath 30.

Abingdon Vale 2nd's promotion charge in Diviison 6 was dented as Great & Little Tew 2nd secured a four-wicket win to extend their lead.

The match was switched to Clifton Hampden, due to the recent floods at Abingdon, and Vale hit 189-9 thanks to Phil Evans (65) and Garry Cook (41).

Steve Murrey took 5-87 for Tew, who reached 193-6 with 17 balls to spare thanks to Tom Maxwell (63) and Piers Myatt (48no).

Abingdon Vale 2nd 14pts, Great & Little Tew 2nd 30.

Wallingford moved back up to second after Trevor Spindler took 6-97 and his season's tally to 54 at home to Bledlow Ridge 2nd.

Ridge's 193 was built around knocks by Henry Hale (51) and Conor Taylor (46).

Lee Ainsworth then hit 74 as Wallingford scraped their way to 194-7 in the penultimate over.

Wallingford 30, Bledlow Ridge 2nd 15.

Didcot 2nd lost at Long Marston 2nd in Division 7 with only Mike Slade (41) and Ben Strange (29) putting up any resistance in their 132-9.

Despite two early wickets from Rajat Sawhney, Marston romped home by eight wickets inside 20 overs.

Long Marston 2nd 30, Didcot 2nd 7.

Sean Winton top scored with 42 in Didcot 3rd's 168-5 at home to Tiddington in Division 9A.

Adrian Chadwick took 5-42 as Didcot bowled the visitors out for 120 to go second.

Didcot 3rd 30, Tiddington 3rd 10.