READING 2nds suffered a heavy 111-run reverse as they crashed at White Waltham in Division 4a, writes Richard Ashton.

Dani Katuri (3-49) and Aditya Srinivasan (3-56) were the pick of the visiting attack, but Waltham still posted an impressive 281-7 from their 45 overs, Ben Scarborough top scoring with an unbeaten 82.

Reading never got going in reply, eventually dismissed for 170 despite captain and opening batsman Khurram Mahmood making 39.

Sonning bounced back to winning ways with a 29-run home win against Theale & Tilehurst.

Duncan Parr top scored with 40 as the home side were bowled out for 182, Brian Cooper the pick of the attack with 4-40, and Rob Why's 42 seemed to have T&T on track in the chase.

However, Ghulam Abbas grabbed 5-23 to help dismiss the visitors for 153.

Sonning travel to Reading 2nds on Saturday, while Theale & Tilehurst are at home to Wargrave 2nds.

Arul Appavoo was the pick of the Wargrave 2nds (175-7) bowling attack, but they lost by 120 runs to Wokingham 3rds (295-5).

In Division One, Imran Malik top scored with 47 for Wargrave (165-9 from 50 overs), but they were soundly beaten by six wickets at Cove (166-4).

Wargrave host basement side Hayes this coming Saturday in the first of the traditional timed games.

Kidmore End returned to winning ways in Division 2a as they overcame Maidenhead & Bray by four wickets.

Guy Ashby (3-18) and Abid Ul-Wahab (3-34) starred for Kidmore as they bowled the visitors out for 183.

The End were struggling as they fell to 91-6, but an excellent unbroken stand of 93 between Tom Sheldon (50no) and Reinhardt Swart ushered them to 184-6 in 42.3 overs.

Kidmore End travel to Ickenham on Saturday.

In Division 2b, a man-of-the-match display from Phil Brennan (56 and 3-25), aided by 59 from Jack Beavan, guided Reading (204) to a dramatic 12-run victory against Aldershot (192-9).

Reading visit Finchampstead 2nds this Saturday.

Rukhi Soza made 72 for Hurst (196-7), but it was not enough to help them avoid a first defeat of the season as they went down by 63 runs at Fleet (259-6).

Hurst travel to Aldershot on Saturday.

Christian Blackford took 3-58, but Sulhamstead lost by 35 runs at home to Finchampstead 3rds.

Sean Woodward's 61 helped Finches to 226, but with the exception of Jamie Seward (51 from 49 balls), the rest of the Sully batsmen failed to fire and they ended up being dismissed for 191.

Sulhamstead host Wokingham 2nds on Saturday.

Andy Jackson smashed an unbeaten 62 batting at No. 8 for Purley on Thames, but they suffered a second consecutive defeat at home to Cove 2nds, going down by three wickets.

The Potters were bowled out for 152, and despite Robbie Jeffrey (3-35) and Patrick Allen (3-43) doing their best with the ball, Cove reached 155-7 in 40.2 overs.

Bradfield (211-8) remain top of Division 6b after they made it four wins from five with an 82-run success at Hurst 2nds (129).

Bradfield are at home to Reading 3rds this Saturday.

Ijaz Rahmna (4-7) and Raj Senniappan (4-34) were in inspired form for second-placed Purley on Thames 2nds (59-3) as they cruised past Cove 3rds (58) by seven wickets.

Reading 3rds (160-9) lost a thrilling game at home to Fleet 2nds (161-7) by just one run.

Sonning 2nds (162) lost to Finchampstead 4ths (164-7) by three wickets, while Sulhamstead 2nds defeated Theale & Tilehurst by 31 runs.

Zai Ulhaq top scored with 59 for Sully as they posted 187-5 from their 45 overs, and with Charlie Baker grabbing 4-31, T&T were dismissed for 156.

Wargrave 3rds benefitted from Reading Blue Coat's school fixture being cancelled as Berkshire seamer Toby Greatwood took 4-3 in their five-wicket win at home to Kidmore End 2nds.

Despite opening the bowling for Berkshire in their Twenty20 double-header at Oxfordshire the following day, Greatwood only came on as fourth change before running through the tail to dismiss the visitors for 89. Wargrave had little trouble reaching 90-5 in 22.1 overs to secure the win.

Mark Baker made an unbeaten 57 to guide second-placed Bradfield 2nds (155-5) to a five-wicket victory at home to Bagshot 3rds (151-9) in Division 8a.

Theale & Tilehurst 3rds (106) lost to table-topping Eversley 3rds (108-4) by six wickets.

In Division 9a, youngster Louis Dean made an unbeaten 57 to guide Sonning 3rds (183-5) to a five-wicket triumph at Maidenhead & Bray 4ths (183-5).

Kidmore End 3rds (66) suffered a tough day at the office as they went down by 166 runs at Datchet 4ths (232-8).

The games between Reading 4ths and Wokingham Oaks & Acorns, and Wargrave 4ths and Yateley 2nds, were both abandoned without a ball being bowled.