BINFIELD continued their fine start to the Chilterns League Division One season by securing a dominant eight-wicket success at home to Taplow.

An inspired spell from Matt Hayman reduced the visitors to 20-3 early on, and that became 53-4 when captain Mike Staves bowled Kully Banwait for 35.

Taplow captain Simon Goodhram (83) did his best to seize the initiative back for his side, but when he became Hayman’s (4-42) fourth victim, following an earlier brace for Jack Collett (2-42), the visitors had to settle for a score of 221-7.

The Binfield reply could not have started better as Sean Ennis (88 from 80 balls) and Chris Morgan shared an opening stand of 166 before the former was bowled by Edd Hedley.

Morgan reached a magnificent century before he was caught be Javed Khan off the bowling of Nagghi Butt for 109, made from just 96 deliveries and including 18 4s and a six.

With just three needed to win, Mikey Allan-Canty finished the job to round off a comprehensive success.

Binfield travel to Wraysbury this coming Saturday (1pm).

Binfield 2nds bounced back to winning ways as they routed nine-man Coleshill by nine wickets.

Kamal Gupta Madeearly inroads as he claimed 3-13, and with Paul Edgington also claiming a scalp, the hosts were in dire straits.

Their dire effort was rounded off when Ian Goddard entered the fray, the bowler collecting figures of 3-7 from 3.3 overs.

In reply, Jason Lunnon (22no) and Steve Jeffery (28) gave Binfield a solid platform, and with Alastair Higginson adding an unbeaten 17, the visitors managed to complete the run chase in 18.5 overs.