WOKINGHAM 2nds secured promotion from Division 3a with a dominant 160-run rout of visitors Sulhamstead, writes Richard Ashton.

Will Legg top-scored with 45 as the Oaks were bowled out for 196, Stuart Hornby (4-42) and Doug Macdonald (3-47) the pick of the Sully attack.

The visitors’ reply proved disastrous, though, as Iain Muirden’s astonishing figures of 8-11 saw Sulhamstead shot out for just 36.

Sulhamstead host table-topping Binfield on Saturday.

Patrick Allen bagged 3-23 for second-bottom Purley on Thames (159), but their relegation fears were increased with a four-wicket defeat to Falkland 2nds (160-6).

Purley on Thames visit Finchampstead 3rds on Saturday.

Wargrave moved top of Division One after edging past bottom side Hayes by four wickets.

Left-arm spinner Mark Firth (3-36) was again the pick of the attack as the basement boys were knocked over for 151, and with Ashera Mahavidanalage making an unbeaten 58, Wargrave reached 155-6 with more than 18 overs to spare.

Wargrave host title rivals Stoke Green this Saturday.

Kidmore End remain in Division 2a relegation trouble after they lost by 27 runs at home to leaders Ickenham.

Alex Crawford bagged 5-16 as the visitors were bowled out for 147, but the Kidmore reply never got going and they were dismissed for 120 in reply.

Kidmore End travel to Amersham 2nds this coming Saturday.

Phil Higgs took 4-18, but Hurst’s (104) outside promotion hopes were all but ended with a 27-run defeat to struggling Aldershot (104).

Hurst visit Finchampstead 2nds on Saturday.

Tommie Predgen top scored with 57 as Finchampstead 2nds beat Reading by 45 runs.

Opening bowlers Jack Beaven (3-32) and Liam Jones (3-34) were the star performers for Reading as they dismissed the home side for 168, but only Phil Brennan (46) got going as they were knocked over for 123 in reply.

Matt Harper (4-20) and Andy Lazenbury (3-22) were the destroyers-in-chief for Finch.

Reading visit table-toppers Beaconsfield on Saturday.

Division 4a leaders Sonning suffered a rare slip-up as they went down by 22 runs at home to Reading 2nds.

Youngster Kishore Naha top-scored with 45 as Reading were bowled out for 170, Anand Gurung the pick of the attack with 4-42.

Australian Aaron Crofts made 45 in the run chase, but Mitun Patel (6-35) and Aditya Srinivasan (3-21) proved too good and Sonning were bowled out for 148.

Sonning visit White Waltham in a top-of-the-table clash on Saturday.

Theale & Tilehurst boosted their survival hopes with a 29-run success at Wargrave 2nds.

Opener Rob Why made 61 as T&T totalled 219-7, despite the best efforts of Alex Hands (3-27) and Martin Smith (3-48).

However, with the exception of Salman Khalid (42), the Wargrave batsmen could not get going, and they were eventually dismissed for 190.

Theale & Tilehurst host Newbury on Saturday.

In Division 6b, table-topping Bradfield took another big step towards promotion with a convincing eight-wicket success at home to Reading 3rds.

Skipper Jack Byrne took 4-24 as Bradfield bowled the hosts out for 127, and Hamish Smellie then struck an unbeaten 61 to lead his side to 128-2 in just 22.5 overs.

Bradfield are at home to Cove 3rds on Saturday.

Tom Hibbs (53) and Jack Wrigley (47) were among the runs as Hurst 2nds (184-6) beat Theale & Tilehurst 2nds (183-5) by four wickets.

James Martin top-scored for T&T with 90.

Finchampstead 4ths endured a chastening day at the office as they went down by 190 runs at home to promotion-chasing Purley on Thames 2nds.

Chris Priestley (89no), James Denton (56) and Raj Senniappan (54) all made half centuries as the Potters smashed 280-4, and Cyril Cox then took 5-18 to help skittle Finch for just 90.

Tim Benham (98) and Matt Rosier (50) batted well for Sulhamstead 2nds (245-4) as they crushed Sonning 2nds (133) by 112 runs.

Wargrave 3rds (121-9) secured promotion from Division 7a with a hard-fought 16-run victory against Aldershot 3rds (105), Scott Walker doing the bulk of the damage with 4-9 in 10 overs..

Kidmore End 2nds (121) were thrashed by 156 runs at Maidenhead & Bray 3rds (277-6).

Bradfield 2nds (130-3) moved to the brink of promotion from Division 8a after easing past Boyne Hill 4ths (127-9) by seven wickets.

Safwan Toqir struck an unbeaten 69 to guide third-placed Wokingham 5ths (207-4) to a six-wicket success against Theale & Tilehurst 3rds (205-6), Kevin Townsend top-scoring with 66 for T&T.

In Division 9a, Kari Sidhu top-scored with 54 for Reading 4ths (122), but they lost by seven wickets to Stoke Green 4ths (123-3).

Kidmore End 3rds (86-5) beat Yateley 2nds (85) by five wickets, while Wargrave 4ths conceded their game with Maidenhead & Bray 4ths.

Sonning 3rds had a bye week.