Banbury 2nd completed the double over rivals Banbury Twenty in a thrilling finish and so took a step closer to securing runners-up spot.

A tenth-wicket stand between Ollie Murrey (36no) and Simon Launder (30no) took Banbury to a one-wicket win as they successfully chased the home side's 224-6.

Sean Joyner had top-scored with 50 for Twenty, while Richard Hawkins hit a useful 45.

Keith Arnold then took 5-77 and Steve Hart 3-61, but their efforts were in vain and a slow over rate cost them three points.

  • Banbury XX 16pts, Banbury 2nd 30

Oxford Downs stay just four points behind Banbury 2nd after Luke List bowled them to victory at Bicester & North Oxford.

Knowing Bicester have a poor record batting second, Downs chose to bat and managed 183-9 from their 50 overs in the face of some tight bowling from left-arm seamer Graham Savin (4-48).

List then took six wickets as the home side succumbed for 136, the last wicket falling in the 45th over.

  • Bicester & North Oxford 14, Oxford Downs 30

Buckingham Town's powerful middle order saw off Great & Little Tew as they put one hand on the league championship trophy.

Victory at bottom club Dinton this Saturday will see Town win their second league title, the first having come in 2001.

Tew made them work hard for the win after Shane Faulkner (81) and Jack Taylor (46) saw them post 189.

The loss of four early wickets did not upset the home side as Jimad Khan (101no) and James Tomlinson (47no) took them to victory with 17 overs to spare.

  • Buckingham Town 30, Great & Little Tew 12

Youngster James Neilson hit an unbeaten 64 off 24 overs as Cumnor saw off Dinton by nine wickets in double quick time.

Put in to bat, the visitors made only 125, in which Tim Brooker scored 38.

Carl Thompson took 3-25 in a welcome return to form, and Jamie Douglas took 3-18 with some sharply turning off breaks.

  • Cumnor 30, Dinton 6

An opening stand of 106 between Steve Bates (73) and Charlie Brain (46) set up Shipton-under-Wych- wood's eight-wicket-win over Milton Keynes Park.

Tim Chapman (45) provided the backbone for Park, but their 150 all out on a decent batting track and quick outfield never looked enough and the home side raced to victory inside 30 overs.

  • Shipton-under-Wychwood 30, Milton Keynes Park 8