ABINGDON Vale turned in a sparkling batting display as they saw off visitors Aston Rowant 2nd with more than 11 overs to spare in their Cherwell League Division 1 clash.

Chris Eaton carried his bat for 114 not out as Rowant posted 214-7 in their 50 overs.

His innings came off 150 balls and included 11 fours.

Vale got off to a flying start in their reply, reaching 75-0 in just the tenth over before cruising to victory.

Opener Will Barker top-scored with 63, before Tim Chilvers blasted a quickfire 35 as his side reached 215-5 in double-quick time.

Didcot knocked up a formidable 300-7 in 50 overs, but still lost their Division 2 game at home to Great & Little Tew 2nd.

Dan Swindells (84) and Elliot Matthews (88) led Didcot’s run spree.

But Tew captain Josh Garrett then slammed 115 not out in 80 balls to lead his side to 303-6 with just five balls remaining, his knock containing five sixes.

Ryan Gordon hit 73 not out to help hosts Challow & Childrey to a five-wicket win against Bledlow Village.

Earlier, Joe Harris had taken 3-30 to restrict the visitors to 181-8 in their 50 overs.

Gordon and Luke Jones (62) starred in Challow’s reply as they eased home at 183-5 with more than seven overs to spare.

Abingdon Vale 2nd took over at the top of Division 5 following a ruthless eight-wicket victory at sorry Oxford 3rd.

Oxford were skittled out for 96, Vale skipper Matthew Darley claiming 3-15 and paceman Paul Butcher taking 3-26.

Youngster Luke Charlesworth then struck 38 not out to steer Vale home to a comfortable win at 97-2.

Kingston Bagpuize won by four wickets at home to morning leaders Cumnor 2nd.

The visitors were shot out for 162, with Jonathan Benstead taking 4-20 and Will Woodley 3-49.

Robin Shrimpton (4-59) kept Cumnor in contention, but 40 from Toby Ricks ensured Kingston reached 164-6 to seal victory.

Didcot 2nd lost by seven wickets at home to Kimble.

After being bowled out for 199, Didcot were no match for the visitors who cruised to 200-3 in the 36th over.

In Division 8, Abingdon Vale 3rd lost by four wickets at home to leaders Shipton-under-Wychwood 3rd.

Vale set 219-9 in their 45 overs, but Blake Richardson scored 102 to steer Shipton to 220-6.

Alex Kay hit an unbeaten century for Challow & Childrey 3rd to help his side to an eight-wicket win at home to Stokenchurch 2nd.

Stokenchurch posted 187-3 in their 45 overs, Gary Murton hitting 76 not out.

But Kay (101no) and Tommy Rees (59no) led Challow to 193-2 with more than eight overs to spare.