JACK Kendell made a brilliant unbeaten 108 as Royal Ascot kicked off their Division 2b season with an emphatic seven-wicket win at Hurst, writes Richard Ashton.

The home side were restricted to 167-8 from their 50 overs, and Kendell’s knock ensured Ascot reached their target in just 32.

Royal Ascot host Wokingham 2nds on Saturday, while Hurst travel to Finchampstead 2nds.

In Division 2a, Eversley had a dream start as they obliterated OMT by 10 wickets.

Gus Cloete (3-17) led the way as the visitors were routed for just 54, and the Boars reached their target in just 10 overs, remarkably aided by 31 extras.

Eversley travel to Chesham 2nds this coming Saturday.

Wynand Lamprecht (110no) scored a century on his Binfield debut as they began their Division 4a campaign by annihilating White Waltham by 156 runs.

Chris Morgan also chipped in with 52 before Tom Andrews blast 70 not out from just 31 balls to fire Binfield to an imposing 269-2.

Waltham crashed to 59-9 in the face of some fine bowling from Matt Hayman (4-27) and Andrews (3-20), before a 10th wicket stand of 54 was ended to leave them 113 all out.

Binfield visit Bagshot 2nds on Saturday.

Royal Ascot 2nds (167-7) lost to Boyne Hill 2nds (250-5) by 83 runs.

Bracknell were edged out by one-wicket in a tense Division 5b derby at home to Wokingham 3rds.

Syed Hussain top scored with 65 as they hosts were dismissed for 160, though they also benefitted from 49 extras. David Carpenter (4-36) and Charlie Carter (3-44) were the pick of the Oaks’ attack.

Peter Henly (3-16) and Mohammed Shabir (3-45) gave Bracknell hope in reply, but Wokingham just reached their target in 41.1 overs.

Bracknell visit Falkland 3rds this Saturday.

Eversley 2nds cruised to an eight-wicket victory at Purley on Thames 2nds.

Colin Webb (3-5) and Ru Whelan (3-25) were the destroyers-in-chief as the Boars knocked Purley over for only 99, and Saranya Madina then made 52 to guide Eversley to a comfortable win.

Hurst 2nds produced a fine display to hammer Reading 3rds by nine wickets in Division 6b.

Alex O’Keefe ((4-29) and Greg O’Keefe (3-40) did most of the damage as Reading were restricted to 205-8 in their 45 overs, before captain Ollie Lovegrove (84no) and Jake White (54no) ensured victory, aided by the home side bowling 50 wides.

The Division 7a clash between Royal Ascot 3rds and Wokingham 4ths was cancelled due to a pitch not being fit for play.

Jon Last top scored with 37, but it was not enough for Eversley 3rds (142) as they were beaten by eight wickets by White Waltham 2nds (145-2).

Sal Farooq impressed with figures of 3-24, but it was not enough for Bracknell 2nds as they lost by 100 runs to Hayes 3rds in Division 8a.

The visitors appeared to be in the game after dismissing Hayes for just 139, but a remarkable batting collapse saw Bracknell shot out for a mere 39, Farooq (10) the only man to reach double figures.

Tarsem Kumar (5-13) and Raheel Siddique (5-18) were the only bowlers used by Hayes.

Royal Ascot 4ths (185-8) began with a win as they overcame Sonning 3rds (100) by 85 runs.

Naeem Mohammed (31) and Tim Howson (3-16) were the stand-out players for Ascot.

Will Reis (4-15) starred for Eversley 4ths as they beat Maidenhead & Bray 4ths by seven wickets in Division 9a.

The visitors could only muster 102-9 in their 40 overs, and with James Forsyth (37no) in form, Eversley had no problems reaching their target.

  • BINFIELD completed a good weekend for the club by moving into the second round of the National Village Cup with a 233-run demolition of Purley on Thames on Sunday.

Chris Morgan led the way with 112, while Eddie Lee also chipped in with 83 as the home side racked up a massive 301-4 in their 40 overs.

The Potters were never in contention in reply, veteran Tim Vines claiming 5-34 as Purley were shot out for just 68.

Binfield host Donnington in the second round this coming Sunday.