Abingdon Vale 2nd thrashed Aston Rowant 2nd by 78 runs to shatter their hosts' 100 per cent winning start to the season.

Skipper Dave Ward led from the front, playing some aggressive shots in his quickfire 71 before Michael Howe-Davies (75no) guided Vale's total to a competitive 248-9.

Chris Eaton's 59 took Rowant to 132-2 but then seamer Robin Newman then claimed 6-35 as they crashed to 170 all out.

Aston Rowant 2nd 7pts, Abingdon Vale 2nd 25.

Didcot escaped with a draw from their long trip to face Leighton Buzzard Town 2nd, who racked up 250-6 after being put into bat.

Leighton's Tarrun Mistry (64), Craig Wakefield (58no) and Chris Thompson (52) all took a liking to the visitors' attack.

Didcot's batsmen also fared well, with Andrew Broughton hitting 47 and Shaun Burningham 46, but victory was never in the equation and their innings ended 55 runs adrift on 195-8.

Leighton Buzzard Town 2nd 16, Didcot 9.

Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts 2nd were never in the game at home to Great Brickhill, who closed the gap on Aston Rowant 2nd</> at the top of the table with an easy win.

Nondies were rolled over for 112, which the visitors passed for the loss of just two wickets.

Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondies 2nd 3, Great Brickhill 25.

The wet conditions meant the matches between Banbury 3rd and Bicester & North Oxford 2nd, or Brackley and Great & Little Tew 2nd were abandoned without a ball being bowled.

Each side collect six points.