CROWTHORNE & Crown Wood kept their Premier Division title hopes alive with a 57-run victory at Ibis Mapledurham, writes Richard Ashton.

Ant Cluett top-scored as Crows posted 214-7 from their 40 overs, Dave Drury the pick of the attack with 4-29.

Aside from Chris Webber (52) Ibis struggled in reply, and with Cluett (5-35) completing a man-of-the-match performance, the hosts were bowled out for 157.

Muhammad Hafeez (67 from 32 balls including seven sixes), Prashant Ghandi (58) and Anuraag Shukla (57) were all among the runs as table-topping Shinfield (249-9) beat Stratfield Turgis (159) by 90 runs.

Captain Shashank Agrawal (80) batted well for Stratfield, while Hassan Safdar (3-40) impressed for the leaders.

Alex Hutchinson (70no and 4-44) starred with bat and ball as Welford Park crushed Woodley by seven wickets.

Arshad Mohamed's 45 helped Woodley post 177-8, but Hutchinson and Will Herrington (74 from 55 balls) made light work of the chase and led Welford to 178-3 in just 24.3 overs.

Unbeaten Sandhurst wrapped up the Division One title with a 101-run victory at Crowthorne & Crown Wood 2nds.

Lachlan Birse (59no), captain Adam Birch (54) and Luke Mills (49) all batted well as the Camels scored 245-6, and despite Venkata Adapa making 56, the Crows were bowled out for 144.

Peppard Stoke Row 2nds moved into the top two after Waltham St Lawrence conceded their game and Twyford & Ruscombe suffered a shock 61-run reverse at Shinfield 2nds.

A brilliant 119 from 177 balls from Anil Rebello allowed Shinfield to post 206-8, and skipper Kiran Alluri (6-20) then ran through the Twyford batting line-up as they were dismissed for 145.

Stan Fritz (44) was the only batsman to offer any real resistance.

Toheen Nasir (54) and Sadhil Badurdeen (53) helped Warfield make 190, but they were well beaten by seven wickets at West Reading 2nds (196-3).

Waleed Khan (4-37) and Haider Zaman (93no) were the stand-out performers for Wests.

Akheesh Khokhar (95), Simon Longfield (47) and Ali Jalil (42) were all among the runs as promotion hopefuls Farley Hill (267-5) won an entertaining contest by 13 runs at Woodley 2nds.

Rajiv Dhallam (93) and Sri Harsha (55) batted well in the chase, but Dave Neilson's 4-35 proved enough for Farley Hill to bowl their opponents out for 254.

Sohail Arshad struck 80 for Division Two leaders West Reading 3rds (259-4), and despite Sunil Varrikkarra striking 69 for Checkendon 2nds (208), they went down by 51 runs.

Gary Shacklady (72) and Vinod Aduri (64) led second-placed Earley (253-3) to an 80-run victory at home to Mortimer West End 2nds (173-7), although George Williams did make a brilliant 103 for the visitors.

Reading Lions (169-6) remain in the title race after beating Peppard Stoke Row 3rds (168) by four wickets.

Alex Francis top scored with 59 as Knowl Hill (201) beat Welford Park 2nds (114) by 87 runs.

Mike Harrison snared 4-45 for Welford, but Anand Subramaniasamy's 4-18 sent them spiralling to defeat.

Basement side Sulhamstead 3rds conceded their game at Wokingham 6ths.

Aron Shallom passed 6,000 BCL runs as Sandhurst 2nds inflicted just a second defeat of the season on Division Three champions Mortimer.

Andrew Tutty's 76 led the Camels to 157-8, while Shallom – who also has 782 wickets – passed his landmark during a knock of 26.

Mortimer endured a disastrous start as they crashed to 13-7, and despite a brief rally, they were eventually dismissed for 91.

Umer Malik (58no) and Hardeep Kapoor (52no) guided second-placed Earley 2nds (135-1) to a convincing nine-wicket triumph at Crowthorne & Crown Wood 3rds (131-8). Vijay Bhatti top-scored with 58 for the Crows.

Emil Reisser-Weston struck 61 to lead Shinfield 3rds (230-8) to a 68-run victory against Falkland Development, skipper Michael Stanton-Jones making 78 to lead the visitors to 162-8 in reply.

A brilliant 82 from Jacob Hearn inspired Purley on Thames 3rds (262-8) to a 63-run success at Binfield 4ths. Scott Butler top-scored with 56 for the hosts.

Marc Minikin (77) and Abhijit Rath (65) impressed for Stratfield Turgis 2nds (261-6), but they lost by three wickets to West Reading 4ths (263-7).

Hashim Lone (74no) and Mahad Khan (69) were the stars for Wests, while Laurie Figzal (4-42) bowled well for Stratfield.