BCS moved back to the top of the Premier Division following a 56-run victory at Welford Park, writes Richard Ashton.

Hasnein Akram (68 not out from 52 balls) and Gunni Asif (48) led the way for the visitors as they totalled 237-4 from their 45 overs, Ian Herrington the pick of the attack with 3-33.

Stephen Yahia blasted 51 from 34 balls in reply, but with Asif (3-31) and Rehan Akram (3-33) shining with the ball, Welford were dismissed for 181.

Shinfield dropped to second after suffering a shock five-wicket defeat at Goring.

Johann Torien (3-19) and Toby Winterbottom (3-25) were the stars of the show for Goring as they bowled their high-flying opponents out for 142, and with Chris Walsh (54) and Toerien (41no) holding their nerve with the bat, the hosts reached 148-5 in 43.1 overs.

Anuraag Shukla (4-24) was the pick of the Shinfield attack.

Crowthorne & Crown Wood kept their promotion dreams alive with a 26-run victory against Woodley.

Skipper Will Avrili (52) and opener Ant Cluett (40) helped the Crows post 189-8, Arshad Mohamed (3-41) the pick of the Woodley bowling attack.

Most of the Woodley batsman got starts, but their failure to capitalise proved costly as Cluett (4-39) completed a fine all-round display to send the visitors spinning to 163 all out.

The games between Inis Mapledurham and Stratfield Turgis, and Woodcote and Mortimer West End, were both abandoned without a ball being bowled.

The top-of-the-table Division One clash between Twyford & Ruscombe and Sandhurst also fell victim to the weather, along with the game between Woodley 2nds and Crowthorne & Crown Wood 2nds.

Third-placed Peppard Stoke Row picked up a seven-wicket win at West Reading 2nds.

Under 14 James Watts (4-28) starred with the ball for PSR as they dismissed the hosts for 180, Usman Ali top scoring with a fine 83.

PSR went on to time their chase efficiently, Gerry Bacon's unbeaten 55 seeing them to 184-3 with 16 balls to spare.

Farley Hill kept their promotion hopes alive with a 55-run success at home to Warfield.

Ali Jalil (43) and Michael Sheridan (42) guided Farley Hill to 184, Madheev Kalli the stand-out bowler with 3-43.

Warfield never recovered from losing an early wicket and were eventually bowled out for 129, Dave Neilson the pick of the attack with 4-22.

Skipper Kiran Alluri took 3-2 as Shinfield 2nds (50-0) hammered rock bottom Waltham St Lawrence (49) by 10 wickets.

Division Two table-toppers West Reading 2nds had their game at Wokingham 6ths called off due to the bad weather, with the same fate affecting the fixture between Peppard Stoke Row 3rds and Welford Park 2nds.

Rob Casey (90) and fellow opener Gary Shacklady (52) set the plateform for second-placed Earley (232-5) to trounce Knowl Hill (47) by 185 runs.

Vikas Sharma made an unbeaten 51 as Checkenedon 2nds (191-5) just had the better of their draw at Mortimer West End 2nds (186-7), Will Bray's 83 ultimately not enough for the home side.

Karthik Ravichandran scalped 6-25 as Reading Lions (47-3) emphatically beat Sulhmastead 3rds (43) by seven wickets.

Division Three leaders Mortimer thrashed Earley 2nds by 151 runs at home in a top-of-the-table clash.

The hosts lost the toss, but skipper Craig North (30) laid the foundations before Jimmy George let loose with a blistering 86 off just 59 balls including seven maximums and four boundaries.

George's 86-run stand with Jack Gill (24) for the fifth-wicket was key to Mortimer's imposing total of 242-7 from 45 overs, with Shashank Goyal (2-37) returning Earley's best bowling figures.

The visitors were soon in trouble at 43-4 as their top four batsmen were knocked over by the outstanding Toby Gilbey, who finished with 5-31 from seven overs.

And with the remaining wickets shared between North (3-13) and George (2-7), Earley were rolled over for 91 in 23 overs.

Shinfield 3rds (110-5) overcame Sandhurst 2nds (105-9) by five wickets, while Stratfield Turgis 2nds overcame Purley on Thames 3rds by three wickets.

Pahirathan Selvaratnam struck 57 as the Potters were bowled out for 175, but with Ravi Chakrapani making 58 in reply, Stratfield reached 176-7 in 43.4 overs.

George Tims made 50 for Crowthorne& Crown Wood 3rds (168-8), but dazzling knocks from Jawwad Ahmed (92) and Harris Mushtaq (67no) fired West Reading 4ths (173-4) to a six-wicket victory in just 19.5 overs.

The game between Binfield 4ths and Falkland Development was abandoned without a ball being bowled.