OXFORDSHIRE are on track for victory after taking control of the second day of their Western Division clash against Shropshire.

Gareth Andrew (4-47) helped dismiss the visitors for 186 in the Unicorns Counties Championship fixture at Banbury CC as the hosts enjoyed a 148-run lead after the first innings.

Oxon then got further on top, opener Harry Smith hitting a half-century (65) as they reached 190-6 at the close, extending their advantage to 338.

Resuming on 51-2, Shropshire needed a strong start to the second day.

But only captain Joe Carrasco (99) scored more than 20.

Shropshire soon found themselves 83-4 when Joe Butcher trapped Jack Twigger leg before wicket and Andrew had Alexei Kervezee caught by Tom Cosford.

Ross Aucott was the next to go, before Carrasco, whose 99 off 224 deliveries included 11 boundaries, was caught behind off Andrew as Shropshire slipped to 160-6.

The last four wickets then fell for 26 runs.

Oxon looked to further assert their dominance as they returned to the crease.

Shabaaz Alam and Smith put on 69, before the former was caught by Sam Ellis off Kervezee.

Jordan Garrett joined Smith in the middle to help the hosts into three figures, but was trapped lbw by Jack Edwards to leave Oxon on 106-2.

The home side were unable to see out the remaining overs without loss.

Smith, whose 65 came off 108 balls and included seven fours, was bowled, before Cosford was quickly dismissed to leave the hosts on 156-4.

Callum Russell (41) and Harvey Eltham were also dismissed late on as Oxon closed on 190-6.