Thames Valley Cricket League round-up: Eversley continue domination at top

cropped Jack Ford in action for Eversley

Division 2A

Eversley keep firing at the top as they recorded another victory to extend their lead over second place Ickenham, who were beaten at the weekend. 

Eversley fielded first against Windsor who posted a decent total of 215-9 from 52 overs while Stuart Lipo took 3-32. 

The visitors batted strongly as it took them just 40.4 overs to surpass the target set by Windsor as Alex Davidson knocked 78 runs.

Division 2B

Hurst stay close behind Henley 2s in second place after they smashed Royal Ascot by 108 runs. Lewis Smith hit 71 not out before Hurst declared on 224, and Smith rounded off a stunning all round display as he took 5-21 to help skittle Ascot all out for just 116. 

Finchampstead 2s drew with Beaconsfield in a high scoring affair as they remain in seventh place in the division.

Division 3A

Binfield continued their dominance at the top of the league as they stormed to a nine-wicket victory against Farnham Royal. 

Binfield skittled their opponents all out for just 96 as Matt Hayman took figures of 4-23. Duncan Wessels then knocked not out as Binfield dropped just one wicket on their way to an easy victory which they sealed after 15.2 overs.

Wokingham 2s stay in second and maintained their strong form as they thrashed Purley on Thames by nine wickets. Callum Creighton took an incredible 7-30 as Purley were all out with just 82 runs on the board. 

The Oaks dropped just one wicket in their 13.2 overs as they wrapped up a convincing win. 

Division 4A

Sonning stay top of the division despite drawing with Newbury. Sonning were removed for 235, while Newbury posted 215-9 from 49 overs as the game ended in a stalemate. 

Second placed Wokingham 3s closed the gap on Sonning as they beat Theale & Tilehurst by two wickets in a tight game. Jake Turner took 5-20 as Theale hit 150 before being bowled all out. Rahul Patel hit 80 not out for the Oaks as they secured victory after 35.3 overs with just two wickets left. 

White Waltham thrashed Bracknell by a huge 128-run margin to stay in third place. Andy Elliot knocked 86, while Dan Molloy contributed 61 not out to help White Waltham to a big score of 266. Rahul Mohindru (4-11) and Luke Beard (4-43) bowled exceptionally as Bracknell were dismissed for 138. 

Wargrave 2s climbed to fourth position with a 48-run victory against North Maidenhead 2s. Wargrave totalled a first innings score of 227, before brilliant bowling displays from Smith (5-41) and Newton (4-36) helped to bowl their opponents all out for 179. 

Division 5B

Eversley 2s extended their top of the table lead as they smashed Falkland 3s by 100 runs. Glaze took 5-32 in the second innings to bowl Falkland all out for 170 after Eversley hit a first innings total of 270. 

Binfield 2s dropped to fourth after they drew with Henley 3s, with both sides now level on points in the division. 

Division 6B

Hurst 2s shot up to fourth place with a massive 101-run victory over Sulhamstead & Ufton 2s. A first innings saw Hurst post 206, before they bowled their opponents all out for just 105 after 31.4 overs. 

Sonning 2s slipped down to fifth after they drew with Bradfield, while Finchampstead 4s climbed up to seventh with a six-wicket triumph over Reading 3s.

Division 7A

Wargrave 3s are the new division leaders after they beat Binfield 3s by six wickets. Emma Walker took 4-14 in the first innings as Binfield posted 165. Wargrave eased to the win after 37.4 overs having conceded just four wickets. 

Wokingham 4s moved into fourth position with a narrow one wicket victory against Yateley. 

Division 8A

Eversley 3s extended their incredible winning streak to ten as they beat Boyne Hill 4s by six wickets. 

Finchampstead 5s thrashed Bracknell 2s by 99 runs, while Wokingham 5s romped to an eight wicket win against Bagshot 3s. Dilip Maringanti took 6-18 for Wokingham as they skittled Bagshot all out for just 57. It took the Oaks just 13.3 overs to seal the win. 

Division 9A

Fourth placed Eversley 4s beat Marlow Park by 41 runs, while Sonning 4s fixture was forfeited by their opponents, Newbury 3s. 

Wokingham Oaks & Acorns suffered a 67-run defeat against Maidenhead & Bray to leave them one place from the bottom of the table. 

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