Division 2 promotion contenders Horspath came the close to forcing a result, but in the en, their match at Tiddington fell victim to the weather along with the rest of Saturday's league programme.

Put into bat the home side were in all sorts of trouble against Will Eason (5-24) and could manage only 73 runs before they were bowled out in 30 overs.

They were grateful for a partnership between Alex Mackie (30) and Jon Talbot or their score could have been even more disastrous.

Horspath had reached 28 without loss after five overs before the umpires had no choice but to call a halt.

With three weeks of the season remaining, the division's title race remains wide open, with just 14 points separating the top four sides.

LeadersAbingdon Vale have the toughest run-in, facing third-placed Oxford 2nd in the penultimate round of fixtures before travelling to Horspath on the last weekend in a match that could decide the title.

At the bottom, Kingston Bagpuize had been reduced to 85-6 by promotion contenders Bledlow Ridge, and although they were saved by the rain, their fate is likely to be sealed next weekend unless they pull off a shock win at Oxford 2nd.