CROWTHORNE & Crown Wood remain bottom of the table after a 99-run home defeat to Braywood.

Crows, who are without a win all season, were dismissed for 174 in reply to the visitors’ 273-8 from 50 overs.

Yaser Ahmed (57) and Nasser Satti (63) hit half centuries for Braywood, with Jeff Cluett snaring 4-74.

But despite knocks of 45 from opener Daniel Cartledge and 42 from Will Avril, Crows fell well short of the target in the face of some fine bowling from Satti (4-25) and Mujtaba Mushtaq (3-44).

Peppard Stoke Row held on for a draw at leaders Chalfont St Giles.

Chalfont posted 298-7 from 52 overs with openers Chris Cross (59) and Alex Hardy (66) and No.7 Nick Lancaster (49) in fine form.

Sam Fooks took 3-35 and Max Baker-Smith 2-45 for PSR for whom Rich Ashton claimed four catches and a run-out.

Baker-Smith then made 52 with the bat, but despite contributions from Don Townsin (45) and Senthil Muniyasamy (46), they were always behind the run rate.

However, Josh Perkins (25no) and Dion Sampson held on at the death to secure the draw, PSR finishing 216-9 in reply.

West Reading slumped to a three-wicket home defeat to second-place Harpsden.

Wests recovered from 79-6 to post 243-9 from 52 overs thanks to a brilliant 91 from Sohail Arshad and some vital runs from Omer Khalid (49) and Usamah Mahmood (36) down the order. James Paice (3-39) and Abdul Khaliq (3-41) led the Harpsden attack.

The visitors timed their chase perfectly as Christian Whittaker’s unbeaten 98 saw them home on 246-7 off the first ball of the 47th over.

Adeel Razaq (4-45) and Khalid (2-60) were Wests’ most productive bowlers.

Third-place Ruislip Victoria eased to a six-wicket win at Penn & Tylers Green.

Mohammed Farooqi claimed 5-15 from 12 overs as Penn were shot out for 103.

Saleem Farooqi then smashed a rapid 78 as Ruislip eased home on 107-4 in just 16 overs, Arup Vidyerthy taking 4-57.

Ley Hill beat Welford Park by three wickets at home.

Welford made 188 largely thanks to Will Herrington’s 89, but Max Lee made an unbeaten 77 as Ley Hill replied with 190-7 in the 36th over.