ANTHONY Clapham enjoyed a dream return to Sandhurst as his five-wicket haul helped the Camels to a four-wicket home win against Mortimer West End in the Premier Division, writes Richard Ashton.

Abrar Pewakar’s unbeaten 64 was the bedrock of West End’s 151-8, while Clapham (5-30) starred with the ball.

Sandhurst wobbled in reply, but an unbeaten 41 from number seven Daniel Skinner saw them home with 12 overs to spare.

Captain James Worsfold (6-17) produced an outstanding spell of off spin to lead Woodcote (89-4) to a six-wicket success at Farley Hill (87).

A superb last-wicket stand between Sohail Chaudhry (50no) and number 11 Shoaib Nasir (34) rescued Berkshire County Sports (145) as they overcame Woodley (111) by 34 runs.

Arshad Mohammed (4-22) was the pick of the hosts’ attack.

Ankit Singh struck a wonderful 125 not out as Ibis Mapledurham had the better of a draw with Goring on Thames.

Skipper Matt Jones also made an unbeaten 64 as Ibis racked up 235-2, but despite Lewis Hart’s 3-37, they were unable to dismiss the visitors, who closed on 150-7.

A staggering collapse resulted in Earley losing to Woodley 2nds by 96 runs in Division One.

Captain Upendra Deshpande top scored with 42 as Woodley totalled 143, Dave Mapes taking 4-17.

However, Earley never got going and were shot out for just 47, Ajay Singh (3-5) and Tajdar Jawaid (3-6) doing the bulk of the damage.

Rob Simmons (59) and Gerry Bacon (46) led the way for Peppard Stoke Row 2nds as they eased past Hawley by 119 runs.

PSR posted 206-6 despite Imran Khan’s 3-42, and they then skittled the Trees for 87 as Ian Jackson bagged 5-22.

Mohammed Hafeez’s destructive 69 not out from just 52 balls fired Shinfield to a four-wicket success at Twyford & Ruscombe.

Robin Thompson (50) anchored the home side’s total of 158-9, Andrew Prowse (4-31) and Anuraag Shukla (3-20) bowling well for Shinfield.

The game looked in the balance as the visitors slipped to 53-4, but Hafeez had the final say.

Ben Jiggins blasted 61 as Stratfield Turgis dominated their draw with Crowthorne & Crown Wood 2nds.

Skipper Manoj George (44) and Marc Minikin (40) were also among the runs as Stratfield were bowled out for 196, Nirav Upadhyay excelling for the Crows with 5-25as Dan Finucane also claimed 3-53.

Jiggins (4-31) was then also in form with the ball, but despite his best efforts, Crowthorne held on for the draw at 133-7.

Waltham St Lawrence conceded their game at West Reading 2nds.

In Division Two, Ashley Gander’s 4-28 proved decisive as Warfield thrashed West Reading 3rds by eight wickets.

Wests were dismissed for a mere 66, with Warfield taking their time in chasing down the score in 17.3 overs.

Alexander Francis made 52 to help Know Hill beat Wokingham 6ths by 36 runs in a low-scoring thriller.

Knowl Hill were bowled out for only 110, but Francis (4-6) completed a memorable day to help skittle the Oaks for 74.

Purley on Thames 3rds, Peppard Stoke Row 3rds and Sandhurst 2nds conceded their games against Shinfield 2nds, Welford Park 2nds and Sulhamstead 3rds respectively.

Shinfield 3rds (102-6) beat Falkland Development (100) by four wickets in Division Three.

Captain Ollie Johnson smashed a stunning 99 not out from just 59 balls for Earley 2nds, but still ended up on the losing side as Binfield 3rds claimed a seven-wicket triumph.

Opener Richard Higginson (95no) played the key role for the hosts, and with Steve Nower chipping in with 49, Binfield were able to reach their target with 10 balls to spare.

Waltham St Lawrence 2nds conceded their game against Crowthorne & Crown Wood 3rds, while the game between West Reading 4ths and Mortimer was cancelled as the poor weather meant a pitch could not be prepared.

l IN the Berkshire, Mid Bucks and Chilterns League Championship Division, Crowthorne & Crown Wood endured a nightmare first day of the season as they crashed to an eight-wicket defeat to West Reading.

Atif Nasim (3-18) and Usman Tariq (3-32) were in fine form for Wests as they knocked over the Crows for just 75, and Kazam Kamal’s unbeaten 50 helped his side cruise to victory.

Penn & Tylers Green top the table after week one as they battled to a 14-run success against Welford Park in an entertaining outing.

Johnny Hughes (53), Gavin Waite (45) and Richard Dowding (45) were all among the runs as Penn were bowled out reached 241-9 in their 52 overs, Tom Fogden taking 4-35 for the Park.

Ben Myers (59) and Michael Goldsworthy (99) put on 138 for the opening wicket as Welford set themselves up for victory, but John Cockroft (4-62) and Hughes (3-50) turned the game on its head as they helped bowl their opponents out for 227.

Peppard Stoke Row recorded a shock 74-run win at Ruislip Victoria.

A crucial, unbroken 46-run stand between Sam Fooks (38no) and Josh Perkins helped PSR claw their way to 199-8, but the writing appeared to be on the wall as Ruislip raced to 98-2 in 17 overs as Surinder Singh hit four sixes – three in one over – on his way to 45.

However, Dion Sampson (6-50) rolled back the years and Fooks (3-17) completed a dream day as the Victorians collapsed to 125 all out.

Title favourites Harpsden had to settle for the better of a draw as they dominated their game at home to Chalfont St Giles.

Skipper Christian Williams (95) was in fine form for Harpsden, and with Ben Watson (58), Will Stevens (43) and Adam Birkett (40) also in form, the hosts posted an impressive 280-4.

Chalfont slipped to 46-3, but resolute innings from Dan Heaney (59) and Chris Baumohl (52no) ensured they retrieved the draw, closing on 187-6.

Ley Hill sent out a statement of intent as they thrashed Braywood by 97 runs.

Justin Hutchins top scored with 42 as Hill made 164-9, but a devastating spell of 6-13 from Craig Ottaway saw Braywood skittled for just 67.