TIDDINGTON will face Shipton-under-Wychwood in the Oxfordshire final of the National Village Cup.

The pair both won on the road in the semi-finals, at Cumnor and Langford respectively.

Tiddington’s clash was a repeat of last season’s county final, where they went down by seven wickets as Cumnor embarked on a long run in the competition.

This time they gained the upper hand, just, in a two-wicket success.

Adam Cook (44) and Michael Race (39) gave the hosts a platform after losing two early wickets.

Ben Smith took 3-33 to dislodge the middle order, but Joseph Clapton and George Setterfield added late impetus.

It got Cumnor to 173 when they were dismissed off the penultimate ball of the innings.

Tiddington’s top six batsmen all reached double figures in reply.

Jacob Davis (40) was the only one to pass 30 as the clash went down to the wire.

And No 10 Colin Bird’s two not out at the death proved crucial, as Tiddington finished level, but went through having lost fewer wickets, ending on 173-8.

Shipton’s star man in the 26-run success was undoubtedly youngster Dee Jarvis.

He hit 11 fours and five sixes in an unbeaten 116, which came from just 109 balls.

But even that strike rate could not compete with Tim Senior, who, fresh from a Cherwell League century the day before, bludgeoned 92 from just 56 balls – including six sixes.

The pair put on 96 for the third wicket and Jarvis went on to carry the tail through to the end.

They reached an impressive 268-9 from their 40 overs, but it was nearly not enough.

Angus Findlay-Watson (53), Jeremy Kirby (42) and skipper Harry Stevens (40) scored at more than a run a ball as Langford set about their chase.

But they lost wickets too regularly to get ahead of the game and were dismissed in the 39th over for 242.

Robert Panting was the pick of the Shipton bowlers, with 4-64 and they will be at home on Sunday.