FARLEY Hill held on for a draw in their Division One game at Emmbrook & Bearwood, writes Richard Ashton.
Captain Phil West (52) top scored for the Bears as they were bowled out for 216, Thomas Hale claiming 4-71.
William Nash-Wortham made 48 in the Farley reply, but they could only reach 192-8.
Mortimer West End made it two wins from two with a routine five-wicket success at Goring.
Chris Lewis (63) led the way for Goring, but they struggled to get going in reaching 157-6.
Opener Jason Searancke (54no) anchored the chase perfectly and MWE reached their target with 34 balls to spare.
Luke Whiley starred with bat and ball as Ibis Mapledurham beat West Reading 2nds by six wickets.
He claimed 4-22 as Wests were dismissed for 177 – Akeel Khan (56) and Saad Jaffary (50) impressing with the bat – before Dave Drury (52), Whiley (49no) and Ankit Singh (45no) broke the back of the run chase.
Captain Matt Burrows (72) top scored for Sulhamstead 2nds (222-7) as they edged out Checkendon by 15 runs.
John Acland-Hood made 69 for Checks, but Anand Gurung’s 5-41 helped dismiss the visitors for 207.
Olly Nicholson smashed five sixes – and a pavilion window – but still ended on the losing side as Bradfield won by three wickets at Peppard Stoke Row 2nds.
Nicholson (78) and Sam Fooks (79) helped PSR to 229-7, Mike Reekie taking 4-36, before Ben Hardy’s 58 helped the away side to their target.
In the Premier Division, Sulhamstead battled to a five-wicket victory at Woodcote.
James Wheeler (46) produced a patient effort to help the hosts reach 140 after slipping to 74-6, but Jamie Seward’s unbeaten 44 from 42 balls saw Sully home. Paul Knox (4-34) was the pick of the Cote attack.
Ant Cluett’s 47 helped Crowthorne & Crown Wood (175) defeat Berkshire County Sports by 42 runs.
Babar Butt (4-37) was the pick of the visitors’ attack, but their batting crumbled in the face of a consistent Crows effort and BCS were dismissed for 133.
Conor Pharo took 4-22 to help Sandhurst (168) beat Ruislip Victoria (121) by 47 runs.
Amjad Ali (46) and Shakeel Bashir (43) were in the runs for Woodley (207), but they lost by four wickets to champions West Reading.
Usman Tariq took 4-43 for Wests, and Zafar Ali’s 57 then gave the holders a first win of the season.
Andy Watts and Dan Hayden both made 60 as Peppard Stoke Row (219-9) beat Welford Park (143) by 76 runs. Matt Hopper (4-20) and Dion Sampson (5-28) did the bulk of the damage for last season’s runners-up.
Muhammed Hafeez took 5-28 to help Shinfield skittle Twyford & Ruscombe for 130 en route to a three-wicket win, Naveed Naseer making 66 for the victors in Division Two.
Tom Nash top scored with 56, but Crowthorne & Crown Wood 2nds (147) were beaten by three wickets at Waltham St Lawrence.
Chris Waghorn claimed 4-41 for the hosts, and Zaheer Gujjar’s stunning unbeaten 90 from 76 balls fired his side to glory.
Steve Ruddle (4-20) and Takunda Pswarayi (4-29) bowled Warfield (180) to a 110-run victory against Woodley 2nds (70). Dan Torry (41) top scored for Warfield.
Graham Freakes made 78 to help Hawley have the better of their draw at Earley.
The visitors totalled 177-7, and Swaroop Panigrahi’s 4-12 helped restrict Earley to 162-7.
Manoj George’s 55 set Stratfield Turgis on their way to 235, and Craig Strudley’s 6-43 gave his side a 135-run win against Emmbrook & Bearwood 2nds (100).
In Division Three, Hugh Asquith (138) recorded back-to-back centuries and shared an opening stand of 201 with Don Townsin (63) as Peppard Stoke Row 3rds dominated their draw with Ruislip Victoria 2nds.
Puneet Kapoor smashed 137 in reply, but the hosts had to hold on at 204-7.
Munir Khan’s 6-23 inspired West Reading 3rds (63-3) to a convincing seven-wicket triumph at Mortimer (62), while Bradfield 2nds (228-9) had the better of their stalemate with Knowl Hill (208-9).
Dan Filmer made 97 for Bradfield, while Mohammed Arshad (74) top scored for the visitors.
Andy Tutty (106) inspired Sandhurst 2nds (221-7) to a 22-run win against Purley-on-Thames 3rds (199).
Captain John Humphrey made 71 for Binfield 3rds (199-5), but they lost by seven wickets to Crowthorne & Crown Wood 3rds in Division Four.
Lakhshmi Addada (67) and Nikhil Pande (58no) starred in the run chase.
Madhur Sharma scored 87 for Sulhamstead 3rds (175), but they lost a thriller by one wicket to West Reading 4ths. Man-of-the-match Hassan Arif followed up his 3-32 with a magnificent 83, rescuing Wests from 115-8 and taking them to the brink of victory. Jameel Khan took 5-35 for Sully.
Mortimer West End 2nds and Emmbrook & Bearwood 3rds conceded their games against Falkland Development and Waltham St Lawrence respectively.
Shinfield 2nds smashed Welford Park 2nds by 138 runs in the Bye Week Challenge.
Hassan Safdar top scored with 61 in Shinfield’s 207-7, and the visitors were bowled out for 69 in just 21.3 overs.