Challow & Childrey and Banbury 2nd joined Bourton Vale as joint leaders of Division 2 after both enjoyed easy wins while Vale were losing at Great & Little Tew.

Challow secured an impressive six-wicket win at Oxford & Bletchingdon Nondescripts, who posted 168-8 after being inserted, Ian Mead hitting 43 and Mark Strong 60 not out.

The visitors were always in control in reply once Nick Meadows had hit 64 and Brad Jones 38.

Oxford & Bletch Nondies 6pts, Challow & Childrey 25

Banbury 2nd were handed an easy win at lowly Abingdon Vale when the home side posted 152 all out after electing to bat.

Only Tim Chilvers (44) showed any urgency as spinner Tom White pinned the home batsmen down to take 4-41 from 15 overs.

Andrew Sabin then showed the Vale batsmen how to run between the wickets by compiling 68 not out, while Chris Board hit 40 in the visitors' 157-3.

Abingdon Vale 5, Banbury 2nd 25

Sam Catling took 5-8 as Great & Little Tew mounted an impressive fightback to beat Bourton Vale by 55 runs.

Tew looked sure to lose when they were bowled out for 144, as only Anthony Smith (38) could get going.

But the pace of all-rounder Smith (4-26) then surprised the Vale batsmen and Catling’s spin bamboozled them as they fell to 89 all out.

Gt & Little Tew 25, Bourton Vale 5

Sandford St Martin clinched victory from the fourth ball of the final over when the last Tiddington batsman was dismissed.

Sandford had managed 220-9 from their 53 overs, with Mark Robey (74no) providing the late impetus.

The hosts were reduced to 85-7 by Greg Pearson (4-64) before an eighth-wicket stand of 83 between Jon Talbot (61) and Steve James (48no) gave them hope of salvaging a draw.

But Tiddington were all out for 178.

Tiddington 7, Sandford St M 25

Hanborough stay bottom after suffering their sixth defeat in seven starts, this time to relegation rivals Long Marston.

Mark Green (75), Adam Wells (41) and Pete Toovey (44) all batted well for Marston, who amassed 250-8 after being put into bat.

Andy Oliver then hit 59 for the hosts, but Lee Beesley (7-36) was too good for the rest and they were all out for 191.

Hanborough 7, Long Marston 25