GUY Nicholl scored four tries as Grove beat Dorchester 57-7 to climb to third in Southern Counties South.

Craig Burrows’s side crossed five times in the first 20 minutes at Cane Lane to set the tone for a commanding display as Connor Hull, who kicked six conversions, and Ben Nicholl also went over.

Hull, James Monks, Ollie Nicholl and Guy Nicholl then crossed after the break.

Bicester recorded a 30-12 win at Reading Abbey in Southern Counties North.

Will Thurlow and Tom Horwood crossed, while the visitors were also awarded a penalty try.

Dan Walker converted both tries and kicked three penalties.

Wallingford lost 41-10 at Stow-on-the-Wold.

Conner Murphy and Craig Irwin crossed for the visitors, who only trailed by five points at the break.

Basement boys Littlemore handed leaders Windsor a walkover.

Second-placed Didcot made it nine games unbeaten in the BB&O Premier when earning a 27-0 win at Milton Keynes.

Lawrence Birkhead, Cameron Arnott, Conner McCaffrey and Andrew Pynegar dived over.

Arnott kicked two conversions and a penalty.

Third-placed Oxford were beaten 61-18 at home by leaders Chesham.

Wheatley fell to a 32-19 defeat at Tadley.

Jack Taylor, Toby Butler and Dan Bland crossed for the visitors, Aaron Laman and Jordan Hook converting one try each.

BB&O Championship leaders Chipping Norton returned to winning ways with a 62-7 win at Berkshire Shire Hall.

Angus Brown scored a hat-trick of tries in the victory, which keeps the side two points ahead of second-placed Abingdon, who beat Phoenix 65-5, in the BB&O Championship.

Dan Lightfoot (2), who kicked six conversions, Tom Goffe (2), Matty Wheeler (2), and Ed Melmoth also crossed for Chippy.

Faringdon earned a 34-33 win at local rivals Harwell.


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