A classy 130 from 128 balls by Kiwi Andrew Robertson and an outstanding all-round performance from Afghan Ali Morteza swept Cumnor to victory over Banbury 2nd in Division 1.

Put in to bat, Banbury mustered 248-6 thanks to a chanceless 91 by Chris Board and an ebullient 46 from Wayne Hazell.

Morteza pegged back the visitors in two fine spells that produced figures of 4-54, and then hit 72 not out in an unbroken partnership with Robertson that secured a seven-wicket win.

At the halfway stage of the season, Cumnor move up to second, the highest league placing in the club's history.

Cumnor 25pts, Banbury 2nd 8

Aston Rowant stay top but now by only two points as they suffered a shock five-wicket defeat at lowly Oxford 2nd.

Rowant had appeared well placed at the halfway stage after posting 249-6 thanks to Chris Watling (74), Paul Plumridge (58), Chris Eaton (46) and Tim Morgan (37).

But Todd Hutcheson then hit 88 and Chris Thomas a typically forthright 92 not out as Oxford found their way to 252-5, despite Watling's 3-70.

Oxford 2nd 25, Aston Rowant 10

On a day of surprising results, Oxford Downs slipped to an unexpected loss at the hands of Banbury Twenty.

Like Rowant, they would have fancied their chances over tea, as Wes Bartlett's 68 and Richard West's 55 had taken them to a competitive 245-6.

But Twenty got off to a decent start thanks to opener John Wright (48) before Dave Clark finished off the run chase in style with an impressive 75 not out.

Banbury XX 25, Oxford Downs 11

Horspath were another side to upset the form book when they overcame Bicester & North Oxford by four wickets.

Young seamer Dean Creed continued his good run by taking 3-22 as Bicester were bowled out for 171 after being put into bat.

Aussie keeper Andrew House top-scored with 36 while Steve West chipped in with 31.

Joe Todd then hit 34 in the visitors' reply, and although Paul Jeacock toiled away to take 5-56, Horspath scrambled their way to 174-6 and maximum points.

Bicester & North Oxford 9, Horspath 25

Two rain delays deprived Great & Little Tew their first victory of the season as Shipton-under-Wychwood clung on for a draw.

Ian Lewis (3-19) had reduced Tew to 11-3 after ten overs, but Jack Taylor hit five sixes in his 96 and with Sam Catling, added 140 for the fourth wicket.

Sahan Wijeratne took 5-49 to restrict Tew to 196-8 and then struck an unbeaten 65 as Shipton staved off defeat on 136-8.

Great & Little Tew 14, Shipton-under-Wychwood 8