ROBBIE Nicholson blasted a double century for Combe as they beat hosts Steventon by 58 runs in Saturday’s OCA League Division 5 clash.

Combe racked up 305-2 as Nicholson plundered 209 not out and Mark Westerby 78.

Steventon gave a spirited run chase, with Jonny Simmonds hitting 52 and Stephen Thompson 51. But a spell of 4-48 from Mike Eeley restricted them to 247-9.

Ducklington eased to a 99-run win at home to Britwell Salome.

Kane Lewis (44) and Jacob Hughes (41) led the home side to 254-8, before veteran Bill Bowman took 3-21 as Britwell were restricted to 155-6.

Hailey & West Witney picked up their first win, crushing visitors Kennington by nine wickets.

Kennington were bowled out for just 92, before Omer Tariq hit 52 not out to steer the home side to 93-1.

Charlbury maintained their perfect start to their Division 1 season with a 50-run win at home to Great Horwood.

Haydon Morrison took 4-16 for Horwood, helping them to dismiss the hosts for 115.

But Horwood fared even worse, crashing to 65 all out with Jake Godfrey taking 5-42.

Stonesfield defeated visitors Oxenford by 32 runs.

Shoaib Ahmed (68) and George Redknap (36) helped Stonesfield to 192 all out, while Habil Khalid took superb figures of 7-29.

Khalid then top-scored with 52 for Oxenford, but 4-18 from Ali Malik and 4-41 from Sam Hibberd helped Stonesfield to bowl their visitors out for 160.

George Seacole hit a century for Witney Swifts in their 93-run victory at Broughton & North Newington in Division 2.

Seacole scored exactly 100 in Swifts’ 229-7, Tom Hill claiming 4-39 for the hosts.

Charlie Fisher then returned figures of 5-35 as Broughton were bowled out for 136.

Chadlington won a low-scoring clash at Chipping Norton by 11 runs.

Mark Lambert hit 43 out of Chadlington’s 116 all out, Danny Molyneux taking 4-6.

In reply, Chippy fell for only 105 a Craig Atlas claimed 4-24, Richard Ferley top-scoring for the hosts with 47.

Wantage picked up their first win as they edged past hosts Eynsham by three wickets.

The home side were all out for 150, Chris Bowles hitting 39 and Patrick Arnold 38.

David Spencer led Wantage’s reply as they edged in at 151-7.

In Division 3, Tom Small’s 114 not out helped Cairns Fudge to a seven-wicket victory at Kilkenny.

Earlier, Harry Newall had claimed 4-29 as the home side were bowled out for 169.

Small then led Fudge’s reply with his unbeaten century steering his side to 170-3.

Stanton Harcourt won a thriller at home to Middleton Cheney by one run.

Batting first, Stanton were bowled out for 169. Des Smith (33) led Middleton’s reply, but 3-34 from Luke Pettifer and 3-40 from Callum Parker ensured they fell just one run short.

Bampton made it three wins from three after edging a low-scoring clash with visitors Deddington by the narrowest of margins in Division 4.

They were shot for 76 as Robert Preston took 4-26 and Maneesh Verma 3-7.

But in reply, Deddington had no answer to Ady Brooksbank (5-13) and Simon Launder (3-13) as they fell for 75.

The close encounters continued at Swinbrook where Uffington won by one wicket.

Adam Shorten’s 5-11 helped to dismiss the west Oxfordshire side for 87.

Uffington were thankful to Andy Radcliffe’s 33 not out as they edged in at 92-9, Kit Morland taking 4-30 and Tom Julian 4-36.

Ajit Shah played a starring role for Charlbury 2nd in their four-wicket win at Wootton & Boars Hill 2nd in Division 6.

Shah returned figures of 7-41 in Wootton’s 143 all out, before hitting 30 not out to steer Charlbury to 144-6.

Mark Sizzey took 5-23 for Faringdon 2nd to help his side to a 121-run win against visitors Chipping Norton 2nd.

Ken Hodgson top-scored with 56 in Faringdon’s 194-8, and Chippy were then all out for 73.

In Division 7, Phil Lowe’s 6-31 helped Witney Swifts 2nd to a four-wicket win against visitors Eynsham 2nd.

Chesterton beat visitors Kilkenny 2nd by three wickets.

Chasing Kilkenny’s 144 all out, for whom Steve Poole hit 54 not out, Chesterton reached 150-7 as Adrian Brooker scored 51.

Paul Hewitt’s fine all-round display was in vain for Kidlington 3rd as they fell to a three-run defeat at Chadlington 2nd.

Hewitt took 6-31 in Chadlington’s 82 all out.

He then scored 44 out of Kidlington’s 79 all out as Kev Duester took 5-13.