Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts maintained their impressive start to the season with a seven-wicket win over Tiddington.

Jeremy Liddy (4-19) and Mark Strong (3-30) combined to dismiss the visitors for just 99, which were scored at a rate of less than two runs per over.

The run chase then proved a formality as Nondies eased home to stay top of the section.

Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts 25pts, Tiddington 3 Nondies are joined at the summit by Bourton Vale, who also won by seven wickets after dismissing Challow & Childrey for 150.

Ryan Hill was Vale's hero, taking 5-30 as only Ben Jones (68) of the visiting batsmen showed any form.

The loss of three early wickets only delayed the inevitable as Charlie Garratt (60no) and Jamie Noble (56no) swept their side to victory.

Bourton Vale 25, Challow & Childrey 5 Greg Pearson took 5-44 and then hit an invaluable 35 not out as Sandford St Martin squeezed past Hanborough by two wickets.

Paul Rose top-scored with 34 in Hanborough's 146 all out as Pearson held sway over the home side's batsmen.

The visitors were 117-5 after 50 overs in reply, but with more time available they faced a further eight overs and reached 150-8, despite the best efforts of Joe Cockroft (3-27) and Craig Wood (3-18).

Hanborough 10, Sandford St Martin 25 Another all-rounder in form was Great & Little Tew's Anthony Smith, who hit 65 and then took 5-36 as they thrashed Abingdon Vale by 138 runs.

Lloyd Brock, who is relishing the opportunity to bat up the order, scored an accomplished 41 to set the hosts on their way to 221-9 from 53 overs.

Vale never recovered from a dreadful start and were grateful that Chris Roderick's 39 saved them from complete humiliation, as they were bowled out for 83.

Great & Little Tew 25, Abingdon Vale 4 Long Marston's batsmen are in even worse form than Abingdon's, as they slumped to 72 all out – a week after they were dismissed for 86 – in a ten-wicket trouncing by Banbury 2nd.

Ross Freeman took 3-3 in Long Marston’s innings, before Andrew Sabin (35no) and his teenage son Lloyd (31no) polished off the runs to complete Banbury’s resoun-ding victory.

Long Marston 0, Banbury 2nd 25