PEPPARD Stoke Row 2nds began their Division One campaign with a 45-run victory at Crowthorne & Crown Wood 2nds, writes Richard Ashton.

Dom Hall (45) and Peter Lamsdale (43) led the way as the visitors totalled 155-9 in their 40 overs, James Sussex (3-13) the pick of the attack.

Captain Dan Finucane top scored with 41 in the run chase, but PSR were able to dismiss the home side for 110.

Dan Torry (54) and David Wilson (51) starred with the bat as Warfield (217-5) beat Shinfield 2nds (200) by 17 runs.

Liam Prowse made a run-a-ball 51 for Shinfield, but Mark Tisshaw’s 3-24 proved decisive in helping the visitors to victory.

Robin Thompson made an unbeaten 65 to guide Twyford & Ruscombe (158-5) to a five-wicket success against Farley Hill (156-8).

Muhammed Asif claimed 3-27 as West Reading 2nds (167-2) dispatched Waltham St Lawrence (165)

by eight wickets, Usman Ali (64no) and Wasim Amin (59no) sharing a 98-run stand to win the game

for Wests.

Conor Pharo (4-5) took a hat-trick as Sandhurst smashed Woodley 2nds by seven wickets.

Luke Mills took 4-17 for the Camels as they routed Woodley for just 46, and despite an early wobble, they raced to 47-3 in just 7.5 overs to secure the win.

Jonny Clark struck a sensational 112 to fire Woodcote to a 115-run success against Woodley in the Premier Division.

Stefan Gordon added 54 as the hosts posted 244-9, despite the best efforts of Rizmy Nilamdeed (5-43).

Skipper Arshad Mohamed top scored with 44 in the reply, but his opposite man James Worsfold claimed 3-22 to help skittle the visitors for 129.

Ant Cluett (77) and Mike Brundish (40 from 31 balls) were among the runs as Crowthorne & Crown Wood beat Goring on Thames by 35 runs.

Ali Baxter took 3-19 to restrict the Crows to 189-9, but none of their batsmen really got going as they laboured to 154-7 in reply.

Umer Akram top scored with 69 as BCS beat Stratfield Turgis by 22 runs.

Abhishek Singh took 3-25 as BCS made 199-7, and despite Singh making 63, Stratfield could only muster 177-9 after Adrees Afzal took 4-35.

Skipper Nick Kingston (62) and Adam Telford (51) impressed for Mortimer West End (198-6) but they were blown away by eight wickets by a Welford Park side for whom Will Herrington (200-2) smashed 78 not out and Jacob McManus an unbeaten 65.

Shinfield – who start the season on -30 points for an administrative breach during the 2018 season – began with an 83-run triumph at Ibis Mapledurham.

Saketh Chomidella (51) and Michael Page (50) put on 96 for the visitors as they made 220-8, Ankit Singh the pick of the attack with 3-41.

Dave Drury top scored with 48 in the run chase, but Ibis could only get to 137-8.

A magnificent 136 not out from James Stoker, allied to an unbeaten 62 from Janaka Abeysinghe, fired Knowl Hill (258-3) to a 43-run triumph at Peppard Stoke Row 3rds.

Michael Chard made a fine 53 not out for the hosts and Hugh Asquith 42, but PSR were dismissed for 215 with Stoker (3-26) completing a fine all-round day with the ball.

Ankush Jain took 5-30 for the newly-formed Reading Lions, but they fell to a 77-reverse at Earley.

With Vinod Aduri making an unbeaten 44 the hosts were able to post 147-8, and the Lions capitulated to 70 all out in reply.

Ian Gibson (3-9) and Graham Smith (3-12) did the damage for Sulhamstead 3rds (74-2) as they eased past Mortimer West End 2nds (73) by eight wickets, Tim Benham making an unbeaten 51 for the victors.

Amaar Raja recorded remarkable figures of 6-5 as West Reading 3rds (54-3) destroyed Welford Park 2nds (50) by seven wickets.

Prashant Khare blasted an unbeaten 107 as Checkendon 2nds smashed Wokingham 6ths by 179 runs.

Despite Sidharth Sasindran taking 3-46 for the hosts, Checks were able to wallop 298-7, and with Tushar Tyagi bagging 5-11, Wokingham were knocked over for 119.

In Division Three, Ian Bliss (4-37) and Jimmy George (3-4 off seven overs) were the stars of the show as Mortimer 103-2) eased past Stratfield Turgis 2nds (100) by eight wickets, youngster Ben Cape making an unbeaten 45 as the Villagers cruised home.

The evergreen Aron Shallom returned from a three-year absence to secure Sandhurst 2nds a 22-run success against Purley on Thames 3rds in a low-scoring thriller.

Nick Turner (5-13) and Jacob Hearn (3-40) did the damage as the Camels were knocked over for a mere 98, but Shallom (5-8) marked his return to action with a display which sent the Potters spiralling to 76 all out.

Tony Gaylor hammered 96 at a run-a-ball to steer Shinfield 3rds (176-7) to a 31-run win over Binfield 4ths.

Skipper Jim Browning’s 56 was not enough for Binfield as they fell to 145 all out on the back of a fine spell from Vivek Vasist (4-10).

Venkata Adapa made 59 for Crowthorne & Crown Wood 3rds (147-6), but they lost to Falkland Development (169-7) by 22 runs.

Shakeel Mirza blasted an unbeaten 109 for West Reading 4ths (204-6), but Omi Shukla (91no from 72 balls) and Satish Sabbarapu (68 from 64) helped Earley 2nds (205-3) to a seven-wicket success.