WITNEY Swifts moved to within touching distance of retaining their OCA League Division 1 title when beating hosts Wolvercote by 116 runs.

Visitors Swifts set 187-7 in their 45 overs as Kieran Foggett hit 58 and Ashley Horne 52, Barkat Ahmed taking 5-47.

George Townsend then took 4-40 as Wolvercote slumped to 71 all out.

Second-placed Oxenford, who are 24 points behind, stayed in contention with a 44-run win at Chipping Norton.

Tom Partridge (66) helped the visitors set 184-8, and the home side were then restricted to 140-8.

Marsh Gibbon’s relegation fate is all but confirmed as they lost by four wickets at fellow strugglers Faringdon.

Only James Scott (73) shone in Marsh Gibbon’s 137 all out.

Rob Owen then struck 73 for the hosts to steer them home at 138-6.

Stonesfield beat a youthful Middleton Cheney by six wickets.

Cheney scored 139-7, Des Smith top-scoring with 51.

Tim Wyatt then scored 81 not out for Stonesfield as they eased to 144-4.

Garsington & Cowley ended Westcott’s outside hopes of the title with a comfortable seven-wicket win.

Zarwali Ahmadzai took 5-35 as Westcott were dismissed for 128, before Uzair Ahmad hit 47 to steer Garsington home at 129-3.

Nik King hit a fine 64 as Wootton & Boars Hill maintained their Division 2 title bid with an 86-run victory at Clifton Hampden.

The evergreen King and Ben Procter (56) helped Wootton to 202 all out, before Billy Webb and Ben Jenkins took three wickets apiece as Clifton were shot out for just 116.

Cairns Fudge won a low-scoring clash at Kilkenny by 17 runs.

They had been bowled out for only 108 as Bryan Barrett took 5-36 and Tom Valentine 4-28.

But four wickets each for Jamie Clark and Steve Shaw helped to dismiss Kilkenny for 91 in their reply.

Division 3 champions Hook Norton routed visitors Marcham for a paltry 32 as they cruised to a 125-run victory.

Jason Trinder had earlier struck 87 not out in Hooky’s 157-8, before Jordan Glazier took 4-2 and Jimmy McPhee 3-12 in Marcham’s pitiful reply.

Combe kept their promotion push on track with a 61-run win over visitors Brill.

Chris Thompson (52) steered Combe to 174 all out, Darren Kavanagh taking 4-42 for Brill.

Mike Eeley (4-11) and Connor Kirby (4-27) then helped to bowl the visitors out for 113, despite Tom Broughton’s unbeaten 55.

Kidlington were too strong for hosts Dorchester in a 135-run victory.

Sahil Kalyan top-scored with 57 as Kidlington posted 238-5 and then Jacob Oliver took 5-27 as the home side were dismissed for 103.

Radley recovered from the ignominy of being dismissed for 13 last week as they beat Broughton & North Newington by six runs.

Muzammil Rehman hit a splendid 102 in Radley’s 185-7, before Atif Liaquat claimed 4-37 in Broughton’s 179-7.

Elsewhere, Martin Kalyan hit 76 not out in Risinghurst’s seven-wicket win at Wantage.

In Division 4, Deddington were shot out for 23 in an eight-wicket defeat to West Ilsley.

Hector Agnew took 5-8 and Nicole Beesley 3-14 for Ilsley, who then reached 27-2.

Steventon marched on with a six-wicket win at Oxenford 2nd, while Shrivenham skittled hosts Uffington for just 30 to set up a six-wicket win.

Ultaf Rehman’s 6-26 helped Garsington & Cowley 2nd to a 63-run victory at Chadlington, while Witney Swifts 2nd beat Wolvercote 2nd by 47 runs.

Tetsworth 2nd clinched the Division 5 title with a ten-wicket win at Wolvercote 3rd.

Sunil Gil took 5-5 as Wolvercote were dismissed for 72 and Tetsworth raced to 73-0 to be crowned champions.

Letcombe beat Risinghurst 2nd by 27 runs, while Chalgrove edged East & West Hendred 2nd by three runs in a thriller.

In Division 6, Steventon 2nd’s title bid suffered a hiccup as they were shocked by Dorchester 2nd, who won by 51 runs.

Joe Webber (65no) and George Potter (57no) helped Dorchester to 208-4 and Steventon were then restricted to 157-8.

Charl Maughan claimed 5-12 as Watlington 2nd beat Westcott 2nd by 91 runs.

Watlington posted 134 all out, Tom Young taking 5-30, but Westcott were then shot out for 43 as Maughan starred.

Hook Norton 2nd edged Kidlington 2nd by one wicket, while Oxenford 3rd beat Chesterton by nine runs, despite Jimmy Appleton taking 6-26.

Leaders Middleton Cheney 2nd saw off Stonesfield 2nd by six runs in Division 7 North.

They had been dismissed for just 92 as Dave Skidmore took 4-19, but then dismissed their visitors for 86.

In Division 7 South, 13-year-old Edgar Easterbrook took 6-7 as Bampton 2nd thrashed Marcham 2nd by nine wickets after the visitors were rolled over for 38.