CHECKENDON's dream start to their maiden BCMB Championship season continued as they annihilated Penn & Tylers Green by 206 runs, writes Richard Ashton.

Mayank Kedia blasted 92 from just 79 balls, and with Jim Warren chipping in with 48, Checks racked up an impressive 270 despite Gavin Waite's useful 6-21.

The Penn batsmen struggled for a second consecutive week – Chris Yates (32) the only player to reach double figures – as Kedia's 5-15 sent them spiralling to 64 all out and a heavy defeat.

Ley Hill captain Craig Peterson led his side back to winning ways following their opening-day trouncing at the hands of West Reading, helping his side to a convincing 123-run victory at Ruislip Victoria.

Shair Khan (4-64) and Zafran Akhtar (4-33) impressed with the ball for the Victorians as they knocked Hill over for 208, but none of their batsmen got going in reply as they were shot out for just 85.

Title favourites Harspden continued their fine start to the season by dominating their game against Holmer Green.

Adam Birkett (75), Australian Blake Hogan-Keogh (47) and Ben Hancock (44 from 39 balls) were all among the runs as Haprs posted 250-6 in their 45 overs.

Holmer Green had collapsed to 39-5 after 13 overs when the rain arrived.

Braywood made it two wins from two as they eased to a five-wicket success at winless Ballinger Wagoneers.

Kamran Hafeez (3-38) and Atif Hussain (3-23) were the pick of the attack as the visitors dismissed their opponents for 144, wicket keeper Richard O'Kelly providing the only real resistance with 63 from 88 balls.

Despite losing an early wicket, the Braywood chase was a relatively straightforward affair, with Yaser Ahmed's 49 breaking the back of it before his side reached their target in 23.1 overs.

Peppard Stoke Row's game at West Reading was evenly poised before the rain arrived to force an abandonment.

PSR slipped to 35-2 before a 110-run stand between Tom Macdonald (91) and skipper Rich Ashton (52) brought them back into the game, but with the visitors accelerating their run rate, the game was curtailed with the score on 189-5 after 38.4 overs.