CROWTHORNE & Crown Wood climbed to third in the Premier Division table after beating basement boys Stratfield Turgis by 41 runs, writes Richard Ashton.

Openers Ant Cluett (74) and Nikunj Mehta (59) gave the Crows a solid start as they amassed 270-5 from their 40 overs, and despite Chris Butcher making 59, Stratfield could only reach 229-9 in reply, Cluett (3-47) completing a fine personal display with the ball.

Pete Slade made 51 and took 3-37 for second-bottom Goring (201-6), but they were beaten by two wickets at Welford Park (202-8), Pratheesh Rajpal (87) and Alex Hutchinson (58no) the chief run-getters for the Park.

Woodcote's (111) title hopes suffered a setback as they went down by 19 runs to Ibis Mapledurham (130-8). Luewis Hart (4-26) and Luke Whiley (3-26) were the standout performers for Ibis as they defended a low total.

Woodley boosted their survival hopes with a three-wicket triumph at Mortimer West End.

George Williams (66) and Will Bray (54no) helped MWE set a competitive 197-4, but fine knocks from Shamil Nilamdeen (57no) and Rizmy Nilamdeen (52) guided Woodley (199-7) home with 10 balls to spare.

The top-of-the-table clash between Shinfield and BCS was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to overnight rain.

Luke Mills top scored with 58 as Division One champions-elect Sandhurst (228-5) cruised to a 97-run victory against Peppard Stoke Row 2nds (131-5).

Second-placed Twyford & Ruscombe (190) secured a 21-run success against West Reading 2nds, despite Mazhar Farooq taking 4-31 for the home side.

Farley Hill (110-3) kept their promotion hopes alive with a convincing seven-wicket success against Crowthorne & Crown Wood 2nds (107-7) in a rain-affected contest, Tom Nash making 55 for the Crows.

Harshavardhana Shastry took 4-41 for Woodley 2nds (181), but they went down to a 24-run reverse at home to Shinfield 2nds (205-9).

Bottom side Waltham St Lawrence (82-1) enjoyed a morale-boosting nine wicket cruise against Warfield (80).

Saif Khan grabbed figures of 4-23 to help table-topping West Reading 3rds (242) thrash Sulhamstead 3rds (82) by 160 runs in Division Two.

Second-placed Earley (173-6) had to settle for a thrilling tie at Wokingham 6ths (173-8), Shiv Munniyappa top scoring with 53 for the Oaks.

Shiva Aruna blasted 166 from just 78 balls as Reading Lions (288-4) hammered Knowl Hill (147-7) by 141 runs, while Bob Hodson took 5-15 as Mortimer West End 2nds edged past Peppard Stoke Row 3rds by two wickets in their relegation clash.

Mark Lambert smashed 58 for PSR as they were bowled out for 150, but MWE reached 151-8 with 11 balls to spare.

In a game reduced to 30 overs per side, Checkendon 2nds (129-7) squeezed past Welford Park 2nds (127-8) by two runs.

Division Three leaders Mortimer beat Binfield 4ths by 41 runs.

Craig North (86 from 69 balls), Anthony Smith (58) and Jimmy George (58no) were all among the runs as the leaders posted 241-7, and despite Rob Carson making an unbeaten 94, Binfield could only reach 200-6 in reply.

Smith completed a virtuoso display by grabbing 3-21.

Second-placed Earley 2nds (91-2) eased to an eight-wicket success against Falkland Development (90).

John Cartledge claimed 5-12 to inspire Crowthorne & Crown Wood 3rds (126-7) to a three-wicket triumph against Stratfield Turgis 2nds, while West Reading 4ths (238) dominated their draw against Sandhurst 2nds (197-8).

Imran Zaman (58) and Adeel Razaq (56) both made half centuries for Wests, while Ben Davison snared 4-26 for the Camels.

Surinder Singh top scored with 55 in the Camels' run chase.

Purley on Thames 3rds conceded their game at Shinfield 3rds.