MIDDLETON Cheney slipped to a surprise two-wicket defeat at home to Chipping Norton in Division 2.

Stephen King’s 53 was the main contribution in the home side’s 154 all out, Rhys Warner-Carter taking 4-34.

The leaders did their best to defend the total, but Chippy edged home at 156-8, Ian Widdows top-scoring with 34.

Cairns Fudge easily beat Watlington by 43 runs.

Tom Small continued his fine form with 89 in Fudge’s 230-8, and then Paul Hammond took 5-31 to dismiss the visitors for 187.

Matthew Gorman’s century helped Hanborough to a five-wicket win at home to Clifton Hampden.

Clifton had earlier set 214-8 as Morley Benson struck 88.

But Gorman’s 110 led the way for Hanborough, who reached 215-5 to secure victory.

Witney Swifts posted a crushing seven-wicket win the home to Wootton & Boars Hill to stay clear at the top of Division 1.

The visitors were restricted to 176-9, George Seacole taking 4-38 before Kieran Foggett hit 70 not out to steer Swifts home at 177-3.

Andrew Harris hit 91 to help Oxenford to a 24-run win at Marsh Gibbon.

Harris’s knock took Oxenford to 237-7, which was too many for Marsh Gibbon, who were held to 213-8, Joe Leonard scoring 83.

Half-centuries for Sean Holley (77) and Sam Hibberd (52) helped Stonesfield set 246-8 at home to East & West Hendred.

Steve Litten then claimed 4-47 as Hendred were all out for 205 in their reply.

Uzair Ahmed claimed 5-24 and Muhammad Adil 4-24 to help Yarnton & Cowley record a one-wicket win at home to Westcott.

The visitors were dismissed for 156, but Yarnton only reached the target with nine wickets down.

Andy Wynd’s unbeaten century saw Brill to a comfortable eight-wicket win at Kidlington in Division 3.

The hosts set 218-6, but Wynd then hit 113 not out as Brill cruised in.

Hector Agnew’s brilliant haul of 7-23 helped West Ilsley to a five-wicket win against Chadlington.

The visitors were shot out for 111 as Agnew ran riot, before Patrick MacKenzie-Charrington hit 50 to steer West Ilsley home at 117-5.

Risinghurst defeated hosts Dorchester by four wickets.

Chris Rudling top-scored with 82 in Dorchester’s 214-7, but Lokeshwar Bandhu (72) and Martin Kalyan (40) led the way for the visitors, who reached 215-6.

Four wickets for Simon Launder helped to skittle visitors Broughton & North Newington for 75, allowing Bampton to race to a ten-wicket victory.

Division 4 leaders Hook Norton made it seven wins from seven completed games as they hammered hosts Combe by nine wickets.

Combe had no answer to Jordan Glazier (5-26) and Adam Bennett (3-14), falling to 96 all out.

Uffington edged past visitors Sunningwell by four runs in a thriller.

The home side posted 248-7 thanks to Cameron Welsh’s 92 and Joe Braham’s 50 not out.

Dom Whinfrey then scored 110 in Sunningwell’s reply, but they were all out for 244.

Deddington won a tight encounter at Steventon by six runs.

The visitors set 226-5 as Gerard Duncan struck 92 and George Welch 69.

Steventon were then restricted to 220-9 in reply.

Marc Buckingham hit a career-best 170 as Freeland routed Kidlington 2nd by 200 runs in Division 5.

Freeland amassed a mammoth 324-8 in their 45 overs, Sam Walker adding 59.

Kidlington never got close in their reply, falling for 124 as Billy Rendell took 4-45.

Oxenford 2nd edged past Yarnton & Cowley 2nd by two wickets, while Tetsworth 2nd saw off hosts East & West Hendred 2nd by four wickets.

In Division 6, Witney Swifts 2nd eased to a five-wicket win at Letcombe.

Andy Purdie took 5-23 as Letcombe were bowled out for 119, before Phil Lowe (62) led Swifts to 120-5.

Dorchester 2nd defeated hosts Risinghurst 2nd by 78 runs.

They posted 215-8, despite Hasam Raza taking 6-54.

Lawrence Belcher then claimed 4-37 to help dismiss Risinghurst for 137.

Figures of 4-36 for Chris Little and a knock of 66 for Matt Skilleter helped Chalgrove to a 49-run victory at Wolvercote 3rd

Chipping Norton 2nd ran out eight-wicket winners at Deddington 2nd in Division 7 North.

Restricting the home side to 135-9, Chippy eased home at 138-2 as James Woolley hit 82.

Hook Norton 2nd beat Westcott 2nd by 58 runs, while Kidlington 3rd saw off Oxenford 3rd by 59 runs, thanks largely to 77 from Razwan Dogar.

In Division 7 South, Mark Taylor scored 72 not out to steer Watlington 2nd to a nine-wicket win over visitors Bampton 2nd.

  • A FINE all-round display by Chris May could not prevent Kilkenny losing to Radley by 33 runs in the Telegraph Cup quarter-finals .

The seamer took 3-29 as Radley were restricted to 203-8, Naeem Ali top-scoring with 31 not out.

May (46) and Darren Gordon (60) led Kilkenny’s chase, which fell short on 170-9.

Radley will now be at home to Risinghurst, who won by 175 runs at home to Sunningwell.

Manjeet Kumar hit 143 not out as the hosts rattled up 365-4 Despite Andy Clayton’s 61, the visitors were all out for 190

Hook Norton won by five wickets at Combe to book a semi-final at home to Shrivenham.

In reply to the hosts’ 188-9, Hooky made 190-5, Alex Plant leading the way with 45.

Shrivenham reached the last four with a six-wicket victory over West Ilsley, who were dismissed for 153.