THE Cherwell Division 2 title race took another twist as Challow & Childrey were knocked off the top when losing to Buckingham Town 2nd.

Challow were shot out for 97 after choosing to bat first, Ben Laycock taking 3-21 and Ben Stafford 3-22.

Olly Dimbylow (3-16) and Ross Packham (3-22) did their best to rescue Challow, but Buckingham edged in at 98-6 to move up to second.

Rob Keat took 7-25 as Didcot returned to form with a six-wicket win at home to Bledlow Village.

Keat’s impressive haul sent Bledlow crashing to 83 all out in 28.1 overs.

Ian Demain then hit 31 in Didcot’s reply as they eased in at 87-4.

Abingdon Vale edged to a two-wicket win at Cumnor in a low-scoring Division 1 affair.

Charlesworth returned figures of 5-36 and Jonathan Jenkinson 4-21 to send Cumnor tumbling to 99 all out at Park Field.

But Vale struggled in their reply, only reaching the victory target in the 47th over with eight wickets down, with off-spinner Max Mannering taking 5-30.

Paul Butcher took a brilliant 6-19 as Abingdon Vale 2nd took another step towards the Division 5 title with a thrilling 13-run victory at home to Kimble.

Steve Skeggs took 5-18 as Vale slumped to 70 all out.

But Butcher was then the hero for the home side as his haul, plus 4-16 from Matt Darley, helped to skittle Kimble for just 57 .

Kingston Bagpuize slipped to a five-wicket defeat at Long Marston 2nd.

Jordan Smith’s 41 was the main contribution in Kingston’s disappointing 142 all out, Yogesh Mistry taking 6-30.

Paul Young then hit 40 and Paul Marsh 36 to steer Long Marston to 147-5.

Didcot 2nd dismissed hosts Bledlow Ridge for just 95 as they secured a seven-wicket victory.

Andy Griffiths was the pick of the Didcot attack with 4-30.

The visitors then took 36.2 overs to reach 99-3.

Abingdon Vale 3rd enjoyed an exciting final-over victory over Cumnor 3rd in Division 8.

Vale set 196-7 with all their batsmen reaching double figures, but nobody passing 30.

Cumnor were also behind the required run rate but looked like they had done enough to salvage a draw

However, they lost their final batsman in the last over of the game to be dismissed for 163.