OXFORD Harlequins ran in five tries to secure a 36-22 bonus-point victory at home to Buckingham.

The hosts were out of sight by half-time as they put in a dazzling performance in the opening 40 minutes to stay fourth in South West 1 East.

Callum Cashman scored the first try of the afternoon on nine minutes, Rory Garrett adding the extras.

A Buckingham penalty midway through the half reduced the deficit, but the floodgates opened as Quins stepped up a gear.

Superb tries from Johnnie Henderson, Garrett and Charlie Williams, all converted by Garrett, saw the hosts go in 28-3 up at the break.

Buckingham threatened a comeback during a whirlwind start to the second half, scoring tries in the 41st and 44th minutes, the first of which was converted.

The visitors dragged themselves to within six points of Quins just after the hour mark, touching down for another converted score.

But a Garrett penalty gave the home side some breathing space, before Matt Henderson went over with ten minutes remaining to wrap up the points.

Banbury Bulls put in a dogged display to draw 6-6 at leaders Royal Wootton Bassett.

Both sides were hampered by the conditions, but the visiting pack had to be on their game to keep out a side who previously boasted a 100 per cent record.

Ed Phillips twice kicked penalties to bring Bulls level, but their efforts were almost in vain as the hosts piled on the pressure late on.

The visitors were saved by Will Thurlow, whose great defensive work forced a Wootton Bassett knock-on.