CONGRATULATIONS to Wargrave on winning the Thames Valley Cricket League title.

An ambitious club, they have been suitably rewarded for their commitment and hard graft, on and off the field.

Much the same can be said of Binfield, champions of Division 3a by some distance.

Sonning also deserve much praise for finishing top of Division 4a, showing they are a club capable of regaining former glories.

Max McNeill, the Sonning president, had another reason to celebrate on Tuesday.

Djingle, one of the many racehorses he owns along with his family, was an impressive winner of the John F. McGuire Beginners Chase at Irish course Listowel.

Sent off the 7/2 favourite, the six-year-old ridden by Adrian Heskin and trained by John Queally in County Waterford finished 19 lengths clears of his nearest rivals.

THE three Berkshire non-league sides involved in the first qualifying round of the FA Cup last weekend all drew a blank with Thatcham Town losing 3-2 to Salisbury, Bracknell Town going down 2-0 to Carshalton Athletic after conceding two soft goals, and Binfield crashing 5-0 at Harrow Borough, although the scoreline did not reflect the effort they put in before shipping three late goals.

Well over 1,000 runs saw the three games, with many more watching BBC TV's live streaming of the tie at Thatcham.

It was Thatcham's first defeat of the season and their excellent form in August earned them the Southern Division One South's team of the month award.

THE Women's Super Football League kicked off last weekend with a record crowd of 31,213 at the Etihad Stadium, where Manchester City defeated Manchester United 1-0, while 24,564 saw Chelsea beat Tottenham Hotspur by the same score at Stamford Bridge.

City are Reading's first visitors this coming Sunday (12.30pm) with the game taking place at Wycombe Wanderers' Adams Park ground.

With interest in women's soccer at an all-time high, it's a great shame the Royals don't play at Madejski Stadium, especially as home games only usually occur once a month.