OXFORD 3rd closed the gap at the top of Division 6, despite suffering a three-wicket defeat against Leighton Buzzard Town 2nd.

With leaders Bourton Vale 2nd's match at Wolverton rained off, Oxford were bowled out for 151 by Crispin Andrews (5-38).

Colin Ball hit 55 for Oxford, who made Town work hard for the runs, closing on 152-7.

Oxford 3rd 13pts, Leighton Buzzard Town 2nd 30

Leighton remain four points behind third-placed Great & Little Tew 2nd, who had an easy win over rock-bottom Sandford St Martin 2nd.

Put into bat, Tew declared after 43 overs on 239-5, as Andy Darby hit 71.

Ian Crofts then took 3-21 in a 15-over spell as Sandford were shot out for 122.

Great & Little Tew 2nd 30, Sandford St Martin 2nd 2

Kidlington 2nd climbed above Abingdon Vale 2nd at the foot of the table after beating them by seven wickets.

Leighton James took 6-57 and Eddie Willmot 3-15 as Vale were bowled out for 151. Craig Woods was unbeaten on 34 when victory was secured.

Kidlington 2nd 30, Abingdon V 2nd 9

Fine innings of 63 from Nick Edmondson and 44 from Neil Smith took Tiddington to 176-7 and victory over Bledlow Ridge 2nd, who only managed 172-7.

Tiddington 2nd 30, Bledlow R 2nd 14