Aston Rowant need one win from their last two matches to clinch the Division 1 title after they won and nearest rivals Cumnor lost on Saturday.

Rowant saw off Bicester & North Oxford by eight wickets to open up a 28-point lead, and can secure an immediate return to the Home Counties Premier League by winning at Banbury Twenty next week, or at home to Oxford 2nd on September 6.

All-rounder Wes Morrick was their matchwinner against Bicester, taking 4-57 as the visitors were dismissed for 167, then blasting 66 not out in the hosts' reply.

Darryl Woods compiled a patient 57 for Bicester, while Tim Morgan was 60 not out for Rowant when the winning runs were scored.

Rowant were deducted one point for their slow over rate.

Aston Rowant 24pts, Bicester & North Oxford 5

Cumnor's challenge looks like it is over after they slumped to a heavy defeat at Oxford Downs.

Put in on a good batting wicket, Cumnor could muster just 128 before they were all out, Kiwi Andrew Robertson (33) the only batsman to get going.

Marc Milligan (3-40) and Richard West (3-16) did much of the damage for Downs, who then eased to 129-1 courtesy of Wes Bartlett's 84 not out.

Oxford Downs 25, Cumnor 2

Great & Little Tew's relegation was confirmed when they lost to Horspath by five wickets.

Tew were bundled out for 145 by Dean Creed (4-43), Ben Cook (3-22) and Lee Mason (3-55), as only Anthony Smith (36) could come to terms with the bowling.

The home side slipped to 37-4 in reply, but captain Robbie Eason steadied his side's nerve with a controlled 68 not out to take Horspath to 146-5.

Tew lost five points for failing to provide a scorer.

Horspath 25, Great & Little Tew 2

Banbury Twenty are in what is likely to be the second relegation spot after they failed to combat Oxford 2nd's spinners in a 48-run defeat.

Oxford reached 72 without loss thanks to Tim Marcon (30), and although Keith Arnold then took 5-48 and Azhar Shah 4-55, they managed to reach a respectable 204-9.

Twenty's innings followed a similar pattern, with 69 on the board before a wicket fell, but Ian Evans took 5-61 and Nathan Absalom 4-24, which included three in one over, as Twenty crashed to 156 all out.

Robert Hastings ran out of partners and was 42 not out.

Oxford 2nd 25, Banbury Twenty 6

Shipton-under-Wychwood all but guaranteed their Division 1 status for another season by staving off Banbury 2nd, who stay in relegation trouble.

Sahan Wijeratne hit a classy 102 and Andrew Hemming 57 as Shipton racked up 247-7 from their 52 overs.

In reply, Chris Board made 53 and Andrew Sabin, Simon Hole and Steve Beck all perished for 44, but Banbury fell just short on 241-7.

Shipton-under-Wychwood 15, Banbury 2nd 10