RESURGENT Wargrave made it three consectuive Division One wins as they climbed to fifth following a fine six-wicket success against North Maidenhead, writes Richard Ashton.

Faheem Qureshi (54) and skipper Imran Butt (43) put on 76 for the opening stand as Maids put themselves in a good position, only for Mark Firth (4-64), Shiryar Ahmed (3-19) and Ashera Mahavidanalage (3-24) to reduce them to 156 all out.

Wargrave slipped to 54-4, but a superb unbroken stand of 106 between captain Neal Robinson (70no) and Mahavidanalage (42no) ensured they kept their winning run going.

Wargrave visit Gerrards Cross this coming Saturday.

Kidmore End climbed off the foot of the Division 2a table after enjoying the better of their draw at Tring Park 2nds.

Jeff Sheldon (69) and Zac Leonard (44) gave the visitors a platform to reach 217-6 in their 52 overs, but despite the best efforts of spinners Reinardt Swart (5-60) and Alex Crawford (3-37), Tring held on for the draw on 192-9.

Kidmore End host Chesham 2nds this Saturday.

Second-placed Hurst thrashed bottom side Royal Ascot by 108 runs in Division 2b.

Skipper Lewis Smith made an unbeaten 71 and received useful support from Max Carroll (55) and Chris McCarthy (54no) as Hurst declared on 224-5 from 50 overs, and Smith (5-21) and paceman Nick Reynolds (3-27) then combined to knock Ascot over for 116.

Hurst travel to Bagshot this Saturday.

Bobby Malik (6-49) continued his hot streak with the ball, and Liam Jones also took 4-36 as Reading 2nds (95-3) crushed Bagshot (94) by seven wickets.

Amardeep Dosanjh top scored with 43 in the reply, with Reading set to visit leaders Henley 2nds on Saturday.

In Division 3a, second-placed Wokingham 2nds kept their title dreams alive with a resounding nine-wicket romp of struggling Purley on Thames.

Callum Creighton bowled a superb spell of 7-30 as the Potters were routed for just 82, and Will Legg then struck an unbeaten 41 to push his side to 83-1 in a mere 13.2 overs.

Purley on Thames host Farnham Royal on Saturday.

Relegation-threatened Sulhamstead (149) crashed to a 116-run defeat at Slough 3rds (265-7) despite skipper Matt Burrows top scoring with 45 in the run chase.

Sulhamstead host Boyne Hill 2nds next Saturday.

Useful knocks from Manu Rawat (51), Dan Bone (46) and Aaron Crofts (41) helped Division 4a table-toppers Sonning gain the better of their draw against Newbury.

Sonning – who host Bracknell this Saturday – were bowled out for 235, but fine spells from Crofts (5-57) and Ghulam Abbas (3-38) ensured Newbury could only reach 215-9 in reply.

Jake Turner took 5-20 and Rakesh Patel then made an unbeaten 80 as second-placed Wokingham 3rds (156-8) scraped home by two wickets against Theale & Tilehurst (150).

Stars of the show for T&T were Rob Why (53) and Brian Cooper (3-42).

Theale & Tilehurst are at home to North Maidenhead 2nds this Saturday.

A brilliant spell from Aditya Srinivasan (6-50) and an unbeaten 59 from captain Khurram Mahmood inspired Reading 2nds (116-3) to a seven-wicket triumph against Bagshot 2nds (114).

Captain Matt Townson rescued Wargrave 2nds (227) with an excellent innings of 57 batting at No. 9, helping his side defeat North Maidenhead 2nds (179) by 48 runs.

Martin Smith (5-41) and youngster Ollie Newton (4-36) did the damage with the ball for Wargrave.

In Division 6b, runaway leaders Bradfield played out an entertaining and high-scoring draw at Sonning 2nds.

Paul Arsmtrong made an outstanding 120 as Bradfield racked up an impressive 289-7, only for Mark Richards (119) and Gerard Soames (62) to lead the charge until David North (4-89) wrested the initiative back for the visitors.

Sonning ended just short on 277-5.

Bradfield host Purley on Thames 2nds on Saturday.

Sam Hawkes (54) and Connor White (51) both impressed with the bat as Hurst 2nds (206-6) beat Sulhamstead 2nds (105) by 101 runs.

Eliot Mitchell snared 5-51 as Finchampstead 4ths (198-4) overcame Reading 3rds (196) by six wickets, Khartik Khanti (65no) sharing an unbroken fifth-wicket partnership of 96 with Harry King (46no).

For Reading, Chris Reynard (67) and Habib Khan (50) rebuilt the innings after they crashed to 49-5.

Purley on Thames 2nds (165) lost to Fleet 2nds (166-9) by one wicket.

James Bozarth took 4-25 for Theale & Tilehurst 2nds (210), but they lost by three wickets at home to Cove 3rds (211-7).

John Humphrey top scored with 59 for Binfield 3rds (165), but they proved no match for new leaders Wargrave 3rds (166-4), going down by six wickets in Division 7a.

Emma Walker (4-14) was the pick of the Wargrave attack.

Azhar Udden (66) and skipper Chris Pigden (50) showed good form with the bat to guide Kidmore End 2nds (244-7) to a fine three-wicket victory against Newbury 2nds (241).

Alex Bartlett claimed 4-43 before Paul Hale struck an unbeaten 63 as second-placed Bradfield 2nds (158-2) beat Theale & Tilehurst 3rds (155-9) by eight wickets in Division 8a.

Reading 4ths beat Wargrave 4ths by 56 runs in Division 9a.

Jack Wright scored 66 as Reading made 208-9 in their 40 overs, Ruth Payne the pick of the attack with 4-25.

The Wargrave reply never really got going, however, and Harmeet Sidhu's 4-22 ensured they were eventually bowled out for 156.

Sonning 3rds collected 20 points after Newbury 3rds conceded their game, while Kidmore End 3rds had a bye week.