DORSET 129 & 219 (3pts) lost to OXFORDSHIRE 235-8 & 117-3 (22pts) by seven wickets

DORSET rounded off their NCCA Championship Western Division One campaign with a seven-wicket loss to Oxfordshire at the Leaze.

Dorset's troubles began on the first day as captain Luke Webb elected to bat first.

His decision was not backed up by his batsmen as only Harry Fisher (50) made a sizeable score.

Jacob Gordon (18) and Webb (16) reached the teens but Dorset were rolled over for 129, former Worcestershire all-rounder Gareth Andrew taking 4-29 from 20 overs.

Oxfordshire eked out a 116-lead as a marathon 240-ball innings from Marcus Campopiano (90) plus 65 from Callum Russell and 41 from Harrison Smith gave the hosts work to do.

And it was a task only Alex Eckland (87), Webb (45) and Simon Woodruff (35) were up to as Max Mannering (5-58) restricted Dorset to a 113-run lead, having been dismissed for 219.

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Oxfordshire threatened to make light work of the target, cantering to 48-0.

Gordon (2-22) then ousted Smith (31) and Campopiano (18), while Josh Digby (1-47) removed Tom Haynes (0) to leave the visitors on 55-3.

However, George Tait's 44 from 45 balls repelled the Dorset attack to seal top spot in the division, Dorset finishing in fourth of the five teams ahead of Wiltshire.