BERKSHIRE, Chilterns and Mid Bucks Championship leaders Chalfont St Giles moved a step nearer to the title after cruising to an eight-wicket success at Braywood, writes Richard Ashton.

The table-toppers extended their lead to 38 points after another dominant display, with skipper Chris Cross once again leading the charge.

He took 2-10 from his 10 overs, and with fellow spinner Alex Heaney (3-9), Paul Plested (2-20) and Simon Payne (2-40) also among the wickets, Braywood were dismissed for 125.

That was never going to be enough as Cross (47) and Alex Hardy (48no) shared a second consecutive century stand for the opening wicket, Chalfont reaching their target in 27 overs.

Second-placed Harpsden kept their title dreams alive with a four-wicket success at Ley Hill.

Abdul Khaliq (4-20 from 12 overs), James Paice (3-32) and Tom Hancock (3-35) were all in fine form as they skittled the visitors for 122, Lewis Thompson top scoring with 41.

Harpsden did not have things all their own way in the chase, with Thompson (5-20) putting them under pressure before they reached their target in 30.3 overs.

A brilliant knock of 81 from Saleem Farooqi inspired Ruislip Victoria to a 62-run victory at home to West Reading.

No. 9 Usman Jamil also added 40 as the Victorians were bowled out for 274, Inshaf Akram (5-41) and Atif Nasim (3-58) the pick of the attack.

In reply, skipper Adam Davidson (94) and Hassan Arif (46) had Wests in the game, but a super spell from Shair Khan (5-54) eventually led to the away side being bowled out for 212.

A marvellous innings from No. 8 Sam Fooks (55no) helped Peppard Stoke Row overcome Penn & Tylers Green by 96 runs.

Matt Lance (3-64) and Johnny Hughes (3-62) had PSR in trouble before Fooks and Alfie Clifton (32) steered them to 230-8.

Simon Tattersall (42) batted well for the visitors, but with Scott Harris taking 6-50 from 15 overs, they were dismissed for 134.

Crowthorne & Crown Wood drew their bottom-of-the-table clash at Welford Park, with both sides looking firmly down the barrel of relegation.

Skipper Ben Myers top scored with 75 as Welford were bowled out for 241, Nirav Upadhyay bagging 3-22 In reply, Dan Cartledge made 41, but the Crows could only reach 198-8 as Chris Fox took 3-22.