SHINFIELD stayed top of the Premier Division following a closely-contested 12-run home success against Mortimer West End, writes Richard Ashton.

Anuraag Shukla top scored with 56 as the hosts reached 220-8 in 35 overs of a rain-reduced contest, and despite Adam Telford's wonderful 80 from just 64 balls, MWE could only reach 208-7 in reply.

Steve Audsley also added a hard-hitting 47 from 34 deliveries.

Nick Outram (70) and skipper Will Avrili (58no) led the way for second-placed Crowthorne & Crown Wood as they defeated Welford Park by 54 runs.

Pratheesh Rajpal grabbed 3-21 as the Crows were kept to 215-4 in their 40 overs, but despite Will Herrington smashing 48 from 27 balls, Welford could only reach 161 in reply, left-arm spinner Ant Cluett snatching 4-37.

John Synodinos top scored with an unbeaten 65 for struggling Stratfield Turgis (163-8), but they lost by five wickets to a Rizmy Nilamdeen-inspired (62) Woodley (166-5).

A magnificent century from captain Dave Drury (103) fired Ibis Mapledurham to a dramatic two-wicket victory in their relegation clash at Goring on Thames.

Ollie Winterbottom (54), Ollie Carrier (53) and Johann Toerien (58 from 39 balls) gave Goring a solid platform, but they could only get to 200-6, and with Peter Weston also making 65 for Ibis, they reached 201-8 with just three deliveries in hand.

Chris Winterbottom (3-24) was the pick of the Goring attack.

Woodcote were left without a game following BCS's resignation from the league.

Lachlan Birse made an unbeaten 65 as Division One champions-elect Sandhurst (187-7) beat basement side Waltham St Lawrence (120-9) by 67 runs.

Teenager Dan Bacon (63) starred for third-placed Peppard Stoke Row 2nds (171-7) defeated Shinfield 2nds (170-8) by two wickets.

Joe Davies made 70 for Crowthorne & Crown Wood 2nds (155-9), but they fell to an 11-run reverse at Warfield (166-8).

Captain Michael Sheridan top scored with an unbeaten 83 before Azam Shafiq took 5-17 as promotion-hunting Farley Hill (181-5) beat West Reading 2nds (168) by 13 runs.

Remarkably only two Wests batsmen reached double figures, with Saqib Gulfraz (97) making more than half their score in the chase.

Division Two leaders West Reading 3rds lost for the first time this season as they were thumped by 105 runs at Reading Lions.

Shiva Aruna struck 72 as he passed 1,000 league runs for the season for Lions (227-7), and despite opener Amaar Raja making 53 in reply, Wests were dismissed for 122.

Skipper Robert Casey (89), Shashank Goyal (60no from 56 balls) and Charlie Johnson (56no from 40) were all in form as second-placed Earley (275-3) downed Welford Park 2nds (189-5) by 86 runs.

James Stoker (55) and Nick Harrison (4-31) starred for Know Hill (181-4) as they beat Checkendon 2nds (130) by 51 runs.

Sam Arrowsmith top scored with 52 for Checks.

Wokingham 6ths (144-8) overcame Mortimer West End 2nds (108) by 36 runs, while Peppard Stoke Row 3rds (214-8) crushed basement side Sulhamstead 3rds (57) by 157 runs.

Jack Gilbey blasted 73 from 55 balls as Mortimer (133-1) thrashed West Reading 4ths (132) by nine wickets to wrap up the Division Three title.

Junnaid Khan (82) impressed for second-placed Earley 2nds (187-5) as they beat Shinfield 3rds (111) by 76 runs.

Mo Shamoon grabbed 4-31 in the reply.

Martin Sandland and Luke Anthony both scored 52 for Stratfield Turgis 2nds (195-9), but they fell to a five-wicket reverse at home to Binfield 4ths (198-5), the visitors indebted to a wonderful unbeaten 84 from Adrian Millerick.

James Leach struck 51 not out to lead Purley on Thames 3rds (109-5) to a five-wicket victory against Crowthorne & Crown Wood 3rds (108), the win coming despite the best efforts of Avinash Singh (4-21).

Falkland Development's game at home to Sandhurst 2nds was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to overnight rain.