Bicester & North Oxford blew the chance to climb off the bottom of Division 1 when they narrowly failed to chase down 134 to beat Bletchley Town.

In the only top-flight match to beat the wet weather, Bicester won the toss and made the easy decision to field first on a damp wicket.

Ian Bryan then exploited the conditions to good effect to claim figures of 4-16 as the Bletchley batsmen, with the exception of James Sprittles (33), struggled.

But Town's 134-9 from 42 overs proved enough as only Darryl Woods (61) could get going in reply, and his side had to settle for a draw on 131-8.

l Bletchley 13pts, Bicester & NO 9