Teenage sensation James Coles marked his senior Oxfordshire debut with a century in their exciting 13-run victory over Buckinghamshire at Aston Rowant yesterday.

The promising 16-year-old, playing on his home ground, scored 101 to dominate the Oxon total of 213 in the 50-over clash.

Bucks seemed set for victory at 186-5 with plenty of time in hand, but suffered a late collapse to be all out for 200 in the first of three Nurton-York Cup contests.

Coles, a member of the Sussex Academy, made his 101 off 132 balls with 11 fours, but lacked major support.

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George Sandbach, one of two batsmen run out, was next top scorer with 29, while Harrison Ward added 27.

Five Bucks batsmen made more than 20 as they appeared to be heading for a comfortable success, but then four wickets, including two in two balls from seamer Robbie Shurmer, fell for three runs in 13 deliveries, saw them crash to 189-9.

It was left to Coles – who else – to claim the last Bucks wicket with 21 balls left.

It gives Oxon three points in the inaugural Nurton-York Cup, with two points up for grabs in each of the two T20s on August 30.