Thames Valley Cricket League Round-UpBy Ben Smith
September 08, 2010
Wokingham lost their battle to avoid relegation with a four-wicket defeat to Division 1 champions Burnham.
Wokingham slumped to 103 all out off 35.3 overs with Aftab Khan starring for visitors with bowling figures of 8-34.
Burnham had little trouble getting to the target, scoring 104-6 off 26.1 overs to become champions of the division.
Royal Ascot plunged deeper into the relegation mire with a 32-run defeat at Basingstoke & North Hants.
The home side batted first, scoring 242-6 off 52 overs.
In reply Royal Ascot stumbled to 210 all out off 47.2 overs.
Gareth Baker scored 61 for Royal Ascot, but it wasn’t enough to save his side from defeat.
Finchampstead 2nd gained a three-wicket win away to Beaconsfield 2nd.
The home side batted first, and scored 154 all-out.
Finchampstead 2nd’s Matt Harper gained impressive bowling figures of 5-31.
The visitors made hard work of the target, scraping home with 156-7 off 34.5 overs.
Sonning slipped to a five-wicket defeat away to Kew.
The visitors went into bat first, and were all out for 147 off 47 overs.
Kew cruised to victory with 151-5.
Wokingham 2nd had a heavy 111 run defeat away to Teddington Town.
The home side batted first, scoring 279-4 and Wokingham struggled to 168-5 in reply.
S.Iyer contributed 84 for the visitors, but it wasn’t enough to prevent defeat.
Eversley 2nd gained a four-wicket win at home to Hurst.
The home side batted first, scoring 256 off 46 overs. James Taylor and Alex Davidson both recorded half-centuries, each scoring 65.
In reply Hurst fell 12 runs short, scoring 244-6.
Jack Wrigley scored an impressive century before he was out caught of the bowling of Isaacs for 101.
Eversley 2nd’s Andy South chipped in with bowling figures of 3-34 for the home side.
Finchampstead 3rd beat champions Maidenhead & Bray at home.
The visitors were all out 144 with Steve West taking 4-53 and Justin Clarke 3-17.
Finches were home at 145-5 with Adam Davey 66no.
Bracknell were crowned champions of the division despite a five-wicket defeat away to Slough 3rd.
The visitors batted first and posted 158-9 with Shallam (55) top scoring for Bracknell.
Slough 3rd eased to victory, scoring 163 off 42 overs.
The result may have been a slight disappointment for Bracknell, but is unlikely to have dampened the team’s title celebrations.
Sonning 2nd edged a tight game at home to Kidmore End 2nd.
The home side batted first and posted 224-9 with Jason Dance (78) making the runs for Sonning.
In reply Kidmore End 2nd were bowled out for 214, handing Sonning 2nd a 10-run victory.
Royal Ascot 2nd crashed to a heavy defeat at home to Boyne Hill 2nd.
The visitors batted first, posting 230-7 off 48.2 overs.
In reply the home side were 202 all-out, with Murray Barter (53) unable prevent a 28-run defeat for the home side.
Wokingham 3rd were soundly beaten in their match at home to Chesham 3rd.
The home side batted first, posting 247-7 off 50 overs. M. Evans (79) was in the runs for Wokingham but the team slumped to 200 all out, losing by 47 runs.
Hurst 2nd gained a 14-run victory at home to Farnham Common 2nd.
The home side batted first and posted 253-9 off 52 overs, with Ian Murphy (93) getting the bulk of the runs for his side.
In reply Farnham Common 2nd were 239 all out.
Finchampstead 4th gained a comfortable win away to Chiswick & Latymer.
The visitors batted first, posting 212-9 off 52 overs with Kevin Ramskir making 46.
In reply, the home side struggled and finished on 153 all out, giving Finchampstead a straightforward 59 run victory.
Mike Simmonite led the bowlers with 3-26.
Eversley 3rd gained a comprehensive victory at home to Yateley 3rd.
The home side batted first, making 236-7 off 46 overs.
Martin Davies (84) made the runs for his side.
In reply, Yateley 3rd were 168 all out, gifting Eversley 3rd a 68-run win.
A strong Finchampstead 5th side won well at home to Royal Ascot 3rd.
Batting first Finches finished on an impressive 289-7.
Opening the batting alongside his son Tom, skipper Mike Bale saw 110 on the board before Tom departed for 54.
Bale went on to complete his century and strokes from Nathan Clarke (70) and Peter Bulteel (47no) contributed to the total.
Royal Ascot were all out for 180 thanks to a return of 6-41 from Jim Dewes, which included a hat-trick.
Despite a cracking return of 5-57 from Phil Tubb, Bracknell 2nd fell to defeat at the hands of Newbury 3rd.
After Newbury posted 144, Bracknell fell short of victory as they were skittled out for 125.
Eversley 4th held on to deny Cove 5th full points in their encounter.
Having set a target of 216-9, with Tony Critchley leading the bowlers with 5-69, Cove found Eversley’s resistance too strong, and they held on at 201-7 with P Mission (70) and P Wright (64) top scoring.
Royal Ascot 4th, meanwhile, were comprehensively beaten by Fleet 3rd.After reaching 256-2 in their innings, Fleet bowled Ascot out for just 129.