HUGH Asquith became just the seventh batsman to reach the 10,000-run mark in the Berkshire League as second-placed Peppard Stoke Row 2nds beat Crowthorne & Crown Wood 2nds by 49 runs, writes Richard Ashton.

The opener guided a Ravi Godbole delivery to third man to get off the mark and reach the milestone, a week after he had fallen a run short.

Asquith was dismissed by Nirav Upadhyay (3-47) for 15 before Matt Vines cracked an excellent unbeaten 71 to help PSR to 205-6.

Nikunj Mehta (47) gave the Crows a good platform, but 15-year-old Australian star Grace Jones (4-39) then ripped through the visitors' line-up as they were bowled out for 156.

Captain Adam Birch cracked a superb 199 not out as Division One pace-setters Sandhurst thrashed Woodley 2nds by 171 runs.

Adam Batisson added 42 as the Camels declared on 250-6 from 42 overs, and they went on to rout their opponents for just 79.

Razavullah Shaik (4-39) and Stuart Barrable (62no) starred for promotion-chasing Twyford & Ruscombe (205-7) as they overcame Farley Hill (203-9) by three wickets.

Lawrence Heaton-Wright (4-51) was the pick of the Hill attack.

Warfield grimly held on for a draw in their game with Shinfield 2nds.

Arun Kumar (66) and Bhuwan Satway (47) led the charge for Shinfield as they posted 255-6, but Dan Torry's resolute 47 ensured Warfield ended on 108-9.

West Reading 2nds picked up 35 points after bottom side Waltham St Lawrence conceded their game.

Premier Division leaders BCS were stunned by lowly Stratfield Turgis as they suffered a first defeat of the season with an eight-wicket thumping.

Tom Clay (7-14) rolled back the years as the hosts were shot out for 102, and Stratfield reached 103-2 in 27 overs in reply.

Shinfield stay second after a five-wicket triumph against Ibis Mapledurham.

Chris Webber top scored with 51 as the visitors reached 195-9 in their 45 overs, but Amit Rawal's unbeaten 78 saw Shinfield home with 33 balls to spare.

Paul Knox crashed a sparkling 107 not out to guide Woodcote to a five-wicket victory at Woodley.

Rizmy Nilamdeen (78) and Arshad Mohamed (58) batted well to help the hosts reach 187, Simon Fitzgerald (5-20) the pick of the Woodcote attack.

Mohamed's 3-32 completed a fine all-round performance, but the visitors reached their target in 33.4 overs thanks to Knox's heroics.

Adam Telford (94), George Williams (76) and Will Bray (50) were all among the runs as Mortimer West End dominated their home draw with Welford Park.

MWE racked up an imposing 283-5, and despite skipper Ben Myers making 77, Welford just survived on 164-9.

Ant Cluett took 3-17 as Crowthorne & Crown Wood returned to winning ways with a four-wicket triumph against Goring (146).

Pete Slade took 3-20 for the beaten side, but Nick Outram's 56 and an unbeaten 46 from 43 balls from Dan Cartledge helped the Crows cross the line in 32.2 overs.

Division Two table-toppers failed to win for the first time this season, but still dominated their draw at Welford Park 2nds.

Sohail Arshad (90), Mushtaq Ahmed (84 from just 49 balls) and Akeel Khan (50 from 39) were all among the runs as Wests smashed a colossal 364-7 in their 45 overs, only for Park to secure the draw on 206-8.

Shiva Aruna (111no) blasted his fourth ton of the campaign as Reading Lions (248-7) had the better of their draw at home to second-placed Earley (180-9).

Vinoth Palinasamy (53) and Nirupan Boopathy (4-30) were also in good form for the Lions.

Openers Gavin Stamp (88) and Andy Hobart (53) set Mortimer West End 2nds (238) on their way to a 109-run win against Sulhamstead 3rds (129).

Ian Gibson took 4-14 for Sully.

Wokingham 6ths produced a shock as they downed Checkendon 2nds by four wickets.

Gaurav Chadha's 71 enabled Checks to post 202, but fine knocks from Ranjeet Sidhu (65) and Sabya Sen (59no) saw the Oaks home with two overs to spare.

Ian Jordan took club record figures of 7-16 as Peppard Stoke Row 3rds (91-6) beat Knowl Hill (90) by four wickets.

Division Three leaders Mortimer were involved in a thrilling tie at Stratfield Turgis 2nds.

Mortimer won the toss and Jimmy George (4-11) had the hosts in deep trouble at 40-5.

However, Laurie Figzal (47) and Dan Weller-Evans (42) put on 83 for the sixth wicket before Stratfield were eventually dismissed for 165 in the 31st over, with youngster Ben Cape taking 3-23.

Mortimer, whose 42 extras would prove costly, got their reply off to a poor start at 12-3 until Jack Gill (27) and Ben Cape (23) added 50 for the fourth wicket, only for the visitors to then tumble from 66-4 to 78-7.

But a 52-run stand between Adnan Awan (29) and Anthony Smith (31no) for the eighth wicket put Mortimer back in control and on the brink of victory.

Yet the key run-out of Shakil Chowdhury (12) left Stratfield needing one more wicket which duly came when Craig North was caught behind off Figzal with the scores tied as Mortimer were also dismissed for 165 in the 37th over.

Ravi Chakrapani (3-23), Figzal (2-33), Craig Strudley (2-34) and Ben Weller-Evans (2-34) led the home team's attack.

Andrew Birch made 53 for Sandhurst 2nds (177-7), but a 176-run stand between Kieran Barrett (66no) and Sam Poulter (88no) guided Purley on Thames 3rds (178-1) to a convincing nine-wicket victory.

Oliver Clark made 75 for Binfield 4ths (202-7) as they defeated Shinfield 3rds (167) by 35 runs.

Agasthya Kumar took 4-29 and Will Nassau-Lake top scored with 73 not out for Shinfield.

John Cartledge (84) and Venkata Adapa (51no) were among the runs for Crowthorne & Crown Wood 3rds (280-5 declared in 41 overs) as they beat Falkland Development (163) by 117 runs.

Kaisar Shah took 6-24 for West Reading 4ths (97), but still ended up on the losing side as Earley 2nds (169) secured a 63-run win.

Earley had earlier been 102-9 before No. 9 Khan Azad smashed 63, and with Mo Shamoon taking 5-20, they hit back to win the game.