SHINFIELD kept up the pressure on Premier Division leaders BCS with a 102-run cruise at Mortimer West End, writes Richard Ashton.

Fakhir Ali top scored with 41 for the visitors, and despite Andy Johnson taking 3-45, they totaled 202-9 from their 43 overs, both sides losing a couple due to a short interval for rain.

MWE never got going in reply, and with Prashant Ghandi claiming 3-27, they were knocked over for 100.

BCS maintained their 34.3 average after having their game at third-placed Woodcote abandoned without a ball being bowled.

A magnificent century from captain Ollie Carrier helped Goring on Thames record a maiden win of the season and climb off the foot of the table.

Ankit Singh made 48 for Ibis, but with Parvesh Dabra claiming 4-31, they were restricted to 186-8.

And Carrier took the bull by the horns to drag his side over the line, his 124-ball 114 not out ensuring they snapped a five-match losing streak by reaching 188-5 with eight balls to spare.

Will Herrington, Alex Hutchinson (both 3-38) and Chris Fix (3-40) all impressed with the ball for Welford Park as they beat Crowthorne & Crown Wood by six wickets in a rain-shortened encounter.

Ant Cluett made 69 for the Crows as they ended on 193-9 in 39 overs, but Richard Jones' unbeaten 105 fired Welford to 197-4 with 27 balls in hand.

Park wicket-keeper Greg Griffith also had a day to remember, picking up five dismissals made up of four catches and a stumping.

Stratfield Turgis slipped to the foot of the table after losing by five wickets at home to Woodley.

Only Chris Butcher really got going as his 58 guided Turgis to 160, Arshad Mohamed (3-24) and Naveed Ashgar (3-33) the pick of the Woodley attack.

Opener Rizmy Nilamdeen gave the away side a good start with 47, and Mohamed (55no) completed a man-of-the-match display to help Woodley to 163-5 in 38.3 overs.

In Division One, second-placed Peppard Stoke Row (132-6) overcame a slight wobble to beat Shinfield 2nds (131) by four wickets.

A magnificent spell from Dave Neilson helped promotion-chasing Farley Hill secure an 81-run victory at West Reading 2nds.

Saqib Gulfraz took 4-46 for Wests as they bowled the Hill out for 155, only for Neilson to record sensational figures of 7-24 to skittle the hosts for just 74.

Loanee Rehan Akram struck an 81-ball century to give Warfield the better of their draw at Crowthorne & Crown Wood 2nds.

The visitors amassed 176-7 in 38 overs after being asked to bat, and the Crows could only reach 139-8 in reply.

Rajendra Babu (70no) and skipper Robin Thompson (58) guided Twyford & Ruscombe (181-5) to a five-wicket success at Woodley 2nds (176).

The Lambert brothers were in fine form with the bat as Peppard Stoke Row 3rds picked up a second Division Two win of the season, beating visitors Sulhamstead 3rds by six wickets.

Matt Cammish made an unbeaten 89 for Sully, but their run rate never really got going in being restricted to 165-3 in 45 overs.

PSR lost three early wickets in reply, but opener George Lee (46) received support from Dave Lambert (50no) before Mark Lambert (51no) finished the game with a six to bring up his half century – one of five he struck in his innings.

Janaka Abeysinghe's (58) fifth half century in seven innings inspired Knowl Hill (227-8) to a 165-run thrashing of Checkendon 2nds (62).

Mortimer West End 2nds (170-5) beat Wokingham 6ths (169-9) by five wickets.

In the only Division Three game to feature any play, leaders Sandhurst 2nds demolished Falkland Development by 10 wickets.

Despite being gifted 16 extras, Falkland were shot out for just 37, Jason Douglass their top scorer with five.

And it took the Camels just 6.2 overs to reach 38-0 and secure a perfect seventh win from seven.

The games between Binfield 4ths and Stratfield Turgis 2nds, Crowthorne & Crown Wood 3rds and Purley on Thames 3rds, Shinfield 3rds and Earley 2nds, and West Reading 4ths and second-placed Mortimer, were all abandoned without a ball being bowled.