Thames Valley Cricket League Round-Up: Divisions 2-4By Lewis Rudd
July 25, 2012
Alex Woods narrowly missed out on a century for Finchampstead 2nd, who slipped to a seven-wicket loss at Fleet in Division 2A despite posting a competitive score of 228-6.
Woods, who was agonisingly stumped on 98, and a knock of 60 from fellow batsmen Kwame Appiah, helped Finches on their way to what looked like a healthy total.
And the score looked a lot more convincing when they had Fleet struggling on 14-2, however, the game swumg back in favour of the hosts.
A top score of 81 from Simon Mugava helped steer third-placed Eversley to a comfortable six-wicket success at Windsor.
The home side were bowled out for 154 inside 43 overs before Zimbabwean Mugava took centre stage with the bat to help Eversley knock off the winning runs in exactly 37 overs.
Reading 2nd and near neighbours Sonning played out a low-scoring draw on their return to action in Division 2B.
Sonning were asked to bat after losing the toss, and could only offer a score of 147-7 after 52 overs.
Reading, however, also struggled on a slow wicket, posting just 107-8 after their 48 overs.
Wokingham 2nd moved up to second in Division 3B thanks to a 73-run success at home against North Maidenhead 2nd. Choosing to bat after winning the toss, Wokingham posted a respectable 193-7 from their 52 overs.
In response, North Maidenhead struggled to offer any form of resistance at the crease and were eventually dismissed for just 120.
A Greg Smith-inspired Hurst inflicted a four wicket defeat on Reading 3rd at Wokingham Road in Division 4B.
Smith top scored with 57 as Hurst successfully chased down the 123 target set by their opponents, who were bowled out in little over 42 overs.
Only Jack Ford (28) showed any sort of form with the bat during Eversley 2nd’s 71-run loss at Odiham & Greywell. Chasing 156 for victory, Eversley were all out for 84.