Cumbria drew against Oxfordshire after a tense game at Banbury Cricket Club. 

This is part of the National Counties One Day Trophy competition.

Oxfordshire hold the other two National Counties Cricket Association (NCCA) trophies, having won the three-day final in September 2021 and the T20 last month. 

On a bright but cloudy day Oxfordshire won the toss and elected to field. 

Cumbria's openers Sam Dutton (Furness CC) and Gary Pratt (Richmondshire CC) reached 43 in seven overs before Dutton holed out to Cover. 

Michael Slack (Carlisle CC) was dismissed after a return catch at the end of the 17th over with a score on 77 for 2. 

Marcus Stables (Nantwich CC) moved the score to 95 when he was caught just short of an attempted six. 

Pratt and Matthew Sempill established a partnership but Sempill departed after a leading edge was caught leaving Cumbria on 168 for 4 after 37 overs. 

Pratt was finally caught by a wide mid-off for 112 in the 47th over. He then had to lie down for the rest of the match after feeling unwell. 

James McGown (Keswick CC) joined Penrithian Brodie Glendinning (Newcastle CC) at the crease. 

Glendinning capitalised on a bowler's mistake by launching three sixes and then a good performance meant he was not out for 52 after 35 balls. 

Cumbria left the field at 255 for 8.

In the 8th over Cumbria's man-of-the match Glendinning took the first Oxford wicket with his first ball thanks to a catch by Nico Watt (Carlisle CC). 

He bowled two Oxfordians with the second ball of his second over and the first ball of his third. This left Oxfordshire on 53 for 3 - slightly worse than Cumbria had been at the same point.

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Hindmarch bowled Oxfordshire's opener in the 24th over after a long session from the batsman. 

Hindmarch and the spin trip of Watt, Siddall (Cockermouth CC) and Sempill constrained the hosts to 154 for 4 in 38 overs.

Three overs later Sempill caught a skied ball to give Glendinning his fourth wicket. A further three overs later Watt bowled his second victim. 

With his last ball of the match visiting captain Slack bowled the host captain Cater, who had batted for his 104.

Next ball Slack took a catch off Glenndinning, leaving the hosts needing 8 off 5 balls. A run out from Dutton on the last ball prevented the second run which would have secured victory for the hosts. 

With five points from three matches Cumbria tops the NCCA Trophy Group 1 table, ahead of Northumberland CCC and Oxfordshire.

Cumbria's final match will be against Northumberland, which will be played at Keswick Cricket Club on 26 June.