ANDREW Tolson hit a superb unbeaten century as Aston Rowant kept their slim Division 1 title hopes alive heading into the final weekend.

Only a win for the Oxfordshire side would do, and they secured a comfortable 92-run victory at already-relegated Thame Town in the Home Counties Premier League.

But they were also relying on a favour from second-placed Henley, who have taken over top spot after securing a 54-run triumph at previous leaders Slough.

Rowant must now hope both the top two fail to win their final game, while they must beat Horspath.

They won the toss against Thame and, despite slipping to 19-1, put themselves in a commanding position, thanks to opener Tolson, who hit an unbeaten 112.

He combined with Leo Bethell (44) and Josh Smith (66) to put on second and third-wicket stands of 79 and 107 respectively.

This helped Rowant post 288-5, with Andrew Russell taking 3-35.

Despite Callum Russell’s 65, Thame were never in the hunt and were dismissed for 196 in the 49th over, Will Pendered finishing with figures of 3-43.

Horspath picked up the two points they needed to secure safety, but suffered a 161-run thrashing at home to High Wycombe.

After being put into bat, the visitors racked up a massive 323-6.

Eliot Callis hit 151 off 113 balls and it was not until he was finally dismissed by Liam Manley that Horspath picked up their third wicket for the all-important second point.

The Wycombe opener shared a third-wicket stand of 107 with skipper Nathan Hawkes (62).

Robbie Eason and Dominic O’Connor put on 56 for Horspath’s first wicket, but after they fell the hosts folded to 162 all out with Adam Dobb (4-18) wrapping up the innings.

As a result, Oxford’s relegation has been confirmed, despite their six-wicket win at Banbury.

The hosts elected to bat and quickly fell to 10-2.

But Olly Clarke hit 75 to help Banbury post 198-7 from their 50 overs.

Calvin Dickinson was dismissed early on in Oxford’s reply.

But opener Owyn Tong-Jones (63) partnered Jamie Perkin and Muhammad Ayub (43) in stands of 74 and 58 as the visitors secured victory in the 47th over.

Curtly Slatter’s century proved in vain as Great & Little Tew are now mathematically out of the Division 2 promotion race following a seven-wicket defeat at Chesham.

The west Oxfordshire side only had a slim chance of staying in touch with the top-two, but are now 32 points adrift with one game remaining.

Tew elected to bat and found themselves 68-2.

But Slatter, who hit 107 off 118 balls, including 14 boundaries, combined with Joe White (42) for a third-wicket partnership of 91 as Tew moved to 159-3.

Tom Price (40) then put on 51 with Slatter as Tew posted 231-5.

Lawrence Brock dismissed Matthew Rance to leave Chesham on 13-1, but Alex Morgan hit an unbeaten 88 to inspire his side to victory.

Stands of 83 and 122 with Robin Pritchard (48) and Matthew Warner (62no) saw the home side to victory.

Shipton-under-Wychwood recorded only their third victory when beating Dinton by two wickets at home to ensure their rivals would also be relegated.

Jason Hunt top-scored with 44 as the hosts boosted their hopes of not finishing bottom, with only two points now separating the sides.

Shipton inserted Dinton and it looked like a good decision when they restricted their visitors to 20-2 and then 42-3.

However, half-centuries from Will Fisher (54), Mohammed Waqar (53no) and Michael Sutliff (53) helped them post 256-6.

Shipton slipped to 24-2 in reply, but Charlie Miller (33) and Calum Taylor steadied the ship.

Despite Hunt hitting 44 off 35 balls, the home side still had work to do on 216-8 when he was dismissed by Faisal Ali.

But an unbroken ninth-wicket stand of 44 between Adeel Rehman and Shaun Miller secured victory in the 47th over.