PURLEY on Thames returned to winning ways with a 65-run Division 3a triumph at Boyne Hill 2nds, writes Richard Ashton.

George Wheeler (99no), George Clarke (73) and Sam Corbett (59) were all among the runs as the Potters smashed an impressive 284-8 from their 45 overs.

And Boyne Hill were never really in the hunt, Austyn Jackson's 3-45 helping dismiss the hosts for 219.

Purely on Thames host Cove 2nds on Saturday.

Former Sulhamstead captain Aaron Briggs made a wonderful 104 to help his side edge a dramatic game against Falkland 2nds by four runs.

Briggs helped his side post 212, and with Marc Thompson taking 3-53, they were able to bowl Falkland out for 208 with one ball remaining.

Sulhamstead host Finchampstead 3rds this Saturday.

Wargrave were left to rue conceding 35 extras as they went down by one wicket to Boyne Hill in Division One.

Micheal Holder (102) and stand-in captain Imran Malik (95) piled on the runs as Wargrave racked up 261-9, only for Boyne Hill to get home with three balls to spare despite the best efforts of Mark Firth 3-35 and Jack Clark (3-49).

Wargrave visit Cove on Saturday.

Jake Leach made 52, but it was not enough to stop Kidmore End (130) dropping to the foot of the Division 2a table following an eight-wicket defeat to Kew (131-2).

Kidmore End host Maidenhead & Bray on Saturday.

Hurst made it four Division 2b wins from four with a nerve-wracking one-wicket success at home to Reading.

Jack Beavan top scored with 59 for the visitors, but they were bowled out for 222 as Nick Reynolds took 3-50.

Ollie Lovegrove (46) and James Watt (41) gave Hurst a platform, only for them to fall to 154-7 before Chris McCarthy's unbeaten 42 got them home with seven balls to spare.

Hurst visit Fleet next Saturday, while Reading are home to Aldershot.

In Division 4a, Will Allum's 67 helped Wargrave 2nds (199-8) make it four wins on the spin with a two-wicket triumph against Bagshot 2nds (198).

Reading 2nds also have a perfect record after a commanding eight-wicket victory at home to North Maidenhead 2nds.

The away side were restricted to 216, and with Under 15 Gaajuran Ganagabalan (93no) ably supported by Mitun Patel (59), Reading reached 217-2 in 35 overs.

Sonning's unbeaten start to the season was ended with a two-wicket defeat at Wokingham 3rds.

Aaron Crofts (64) continued his good start to the season as Sonning were bowled out for 198, and despite Andrew Niblett's 3-45, the Oaks got home thanks to a stunning unbeaten 100 from skipper Jake Turner.

His knock completed a match-winning all-round display, having earlier taken 4-22.

Sonning host Theale & Tilehurst this coming Saturday.

Useful knocks from Mohammed Jamil (57), Rob Dimmack (57) and Luke Shepherd (52) inspired Theale & Tilehurst to a 13-run win at home to White Waltham.

T&T posted 259-7 in their 45 overs, and then restricted the visitors to 246-8 in reply.

Bradfield went top of Division 6b with an emphatic 163-run thrashing of neighbours Theale & Tilehurst 2nds.

Richard Moolman (88no) and Tim Smith (81) led the charge as the hosts totalled 249-4, and they then routed their opponents for just 86.

Bradfield visit Hurst 2nds on Saturday.

Openers Tejpal Singh (73no) and Anwar Subhani (70) were both in the runs to help Purley on Thames 2nds (158-1) make light work of Reading 3rds (154-9), the Potters sealing a nine-wicket win.

A marvellous 100 from Al MacEwen, aided by 79 from his son Andrew, inspired Sulhamstead 2nds (258-7) to a 56-run victory against Finchampstead 4ths (202-7).

Gerard Soames (115no), Naqash Tahir (85) and Adeel Chaudry (53) all batted well as Sonning 2nds (337-4) blasted Cove 3rds (214) by 123 runs.

Jake White took 4-58 and made an unbeaten 89, but he still ended up on the losing side as Hurst 2nds (204) lost to Fleet 2nds (242) by 38 runs.

In Division 7a, Mark New's 69 helped Kidmore End 2nds (186-7) to a three-wicket triumph against Wokingham 4ths (185).

Youngster Taran Sohi made a magnificent 130 for second-placed Wargrave 3rds as they eased past Maidenhead & Bray 3rds by 101 runs.

Huw Thomas added 51 as Wargrave totalled 256-5, and Maids could only reach 155 in reply.

Nigel Halliday made an unbeaten 86, but Theale & Tilehurst 3rds (182-8) were edged out by one wicket by Boyne Hill 4ths (185-9).

Stunning innings from Mark Baker (135) and Dave Balkissoon (104 retired hurt) inspired Bradfield 2nds (312-4) to a four-run victory in a high-scoring clash with Finchampstead 5ths (308-3).

Arjan Srinivasan was Reading 4ths' hero as his 84 set-up a 13-run win against Sonning 3rds.

Reading made 259, and despite Wazir Khan's brilliant 101, Sonning could only get to 246-5 in reply.

Openers Todd Butler (79) and Matthew Stitt-Bouwer (53) set up Kidmore End 3rds (212) to record a convincing 103-run win against Wargrave 4ths (109).