Dickon Morris grabbed a hat-trick but was just unable to bowl Shipton-under-Wychwood to their first Division 1 win of the season.

The last Banbury 2nd pair managed to bat out the last six overs of the match to secure a share of the spoils.

After choosing to bat Shipton got off to a flying start thanks to Steve Bates (65) and Charlie Brain (41), who put on 103 for the first wicket.

Jon Hartley then chipped in with 51, but some good bowling by Alex Blanchard (7-69) saw the home side bowled out in the final over for 201.

In reply, Banbury soon fell behind the rate, and when they tried to up the pace they lost six wickets for 28 runs to Morris (4-29) and Ian Lewis (3-44) before clinging on at 154-9.

Shipton-under-Wychwood 18pts, Banbury 2nd 16.

Bicester & North Oxford missed a golden opportunity to go top of the table when they fell four runs short of beating Dinton. Indian seamer Kalyanakrishna Doddapaneni took 5-48 as Dinton were bowled out for 163 in the final over of an innings reduced to 46 overs by a rain delay.

Mark Ludlow top scored with 33 for the visitors.

With former Oxfordshire all rounder Graham Savin at the crease, and their rivals either out of action due to the weather or playing out draws, Bicester looked odds on to win and go top.

But after Savin fell for 58 they lost momentum and ended on 160-7. Dinton were deducted two points for their slow over rate.

Bicester & North Oxford 9, Dinton 12.

Frankie Crouch (56) justified his promotion to Oxford Downs' first team, and with Calum Taylor (50) laid the platform for his side's 189-5 at Banbury Twenty.

Luke List, who hit a brisk unbeaten 30, would have taken Downs to a higher score had rain not curtailed their innings after 47.4 overs.

Twenty then had 39 overs to try to win the match following tea, but after they reached 121-5 with nine overs remaining, further heavy rain prevented a potentially exciting finish.

Banbury Twenty 2, Oxford Downs 13.

The matches between Cumnor and Great & Little Tew, and Buckingham Town and Milton Keynes Park,were abandoned before a ball was bowled. All four sides collect ten points.