ROB Keat celebrated his Oxfordshire call-up with a brilliant six-wicket haul to help Didcot to a crushing 105-run victory at home to Sandford St Martin in Cherwell League Division 2.

Keat became the first Didcot player to be selected by his county.

He took his place in Oxon’s line-up for their Unicorns Counties Championship Western Division match at Shropshire which started on Sunday.

And 24 hours earlier he had again displayed his fine form with 6-42 as Sandford were skittled out for just 69. Adam Webb chipped in with 4-22.

This was in response to Didcot’s total of 174 all out as Simon Smith claimed 4-21 and Tom Goffe 3-31.

Challow & Childrey were too strong for hosts Great & Little Tew 2nd as they eased to a six-wicket victory

The visitors managed to restrict Tew to 172-7.

They recovered from a precarious 65-5, thanks largely to a 99-run stand between Jack Belmont (54) and Ian Bryan (43no) for the sixth wicket.

Joe Harris was the pick of the Challow attack with 1-17 in ten economical overs.

The visitors made light work of the run chase with Ryan Gordon hitting 41 and Robert Jones-Walters 33 as they got home in 37 overs.

Abingdon Vale lost by 45 runs away to Tiddington in Division 1.

The hosts posted 195-9 in their 50 overs, Chris Goodman hitting 42 and Charlie Elliott 41.

David Murphy took 3-37 and Henry Pickford 3-46 for Vale, who were then bowled out for 150, despite 53 from Jeisimhan Diwakar.

Abingdon Vale 2nd saw off visitors Cropredy 2nd by four wickets to keep up the pressure at the top of Division 5.

Paul Butcher took 5-19 and nephew Matt Butcher 4-61 as Cropredy were bowled out for 100 in the 40th over at Hales Meadow.

Chris Butcher – Paul’s brother – then scored 37 and Terry Groome 31 to steer Vale home at 101-6.

Kingston Bagpuize had to settle for a draw at home to Kimble – but all results were possible going into the final over.

Kendal Robertson (71) and Marco Cecchini (62) helped Kingston set 248-5.

Kimble’s Ewan Crawley hit 107 in their reply, while Jack Foster added 74.

But they finished just eight runs short of victory, closing on 241-6.

Shaun Burningham hit 61 not out as Didcot 2nd beat Oxford 3rd by eight wickets.

Kane Durrant took 4-21 as Oxford were dismissed for 124, only No 9 Ozair Malik (54no) getting going.

Burningham then starred as Didcot eased home, with Oxford docked five points for not having an umpire.

In Division 8, Viraj Perera struck an unbeaten century to help Didcot 3rd to a seven-wicket victory at Shipton-under-Wychwood 3rd.

Shipton were bowled out for 220, Justin Hemming top-scoring with 79, before Perera hit 104 not out and Paul Costello 64 to steer Didcot to 224-4.

In Division 10, there was a tie between Didcot 4th and Abingdon Vale 4th.

Vale made 157-9 in their 45 overs, Chris Strange taking 4-41 and Paul Rallings top-scoring with 40 for Vale.

Didcot reached 157-9, before No 11 Fred Bradshaw was stumped to leave honours even.