ALEX Hardy and Chris Baumohl both struck centuries as Berkshire, Mid Bucks and Chilters League Championship leaders Chalfont St Giles thrashed Penn & Tylers Green by 168 runs.

The table-toppers won the toss and chose to bat, nut they lost Simon Lancaster for 15 when he was caught by Chris Yates off the bowling of Johnny Hughes.

The all-rounder grabbed a second before a magnificent partnership between Hardy (143no) and Baumohl (100) put the visitors well and truly on top.

Hughes (3-71) returned to account for Baumohl, but stand-in skipper Hardy called a halt to proceedings early as Chalfont declared on 311-3 in 50 overs.

The Penn reply never got going after Alex Heaney (3-59) grabbed a couple of early wickets, and with the exception of Gavin Waite (58), no batsman passed 20.

Ollie Zala helped himself to 3-21 as the home side were bowled out for 145, leaving Chalfont St Giles 38 points clear of Harpsden at the top with a game in hand.

Johnny Wright (4-32) and Tom Hancock (3-46) did the damage for Harpsden (140-5) as they beat relegation-doomed Crowthorne & Crown Wood (138) by five wickets.

Ruislip Victoria continued their fine season with a 41-run win in a high-scoring clash at Ley Hill.

Puneet Kapoor smashed 107 not out and Usman Jamil added 52 as the Victorians declared on 297-9 after 50 overs, Craig Ottaway (3-55) and Lewis Thompson (3-68) the pick of the hosts' attack.

Captain Craig Peterson (80) was again in top form along with fellow opener Ben Ford (53), but Mohammed Farooqi's 3-45 meant Ley Hill were eventually dismissed for 256.

Peppard Stoke Row pulled off a remarkable run chase to beat West Reading by four wickets.

Omer Khalid (63), Hafeez Ul-Wahab (52) and Adam Davidson (47) were all among the runs as Wests were bowled out for 251, Sam Fooks (3-42) and Scott Harris (3-56) bowling well.

PSR looked doomed at 73-5, but a brilliant 177-run stand for the sixth wicket between Jamie Sharrock (92no) and skipper Rich Ashton (91) helped them over the line with time in hand.

Braywood were the only home team to win, and they gave their survival hopes a big boost by beating second-bottom Welford Park by 50 runs.

Waqar Hassan (41) and captain Asim Raza (40) helped the hosts to 187, Ian Herrington taking 4-40 in 15 overs.

However, with the exception of skipper Ben Myles (62), the Park struggled, eventually dismissed for 137.

Hassan (4-39) and Raza Farooq (3-16) did the damage.

  • EMMBROOK & Bearwood's (153) relegation from the Chilterns League Premier Division was confirmed with a seven-wicket home defeat to Great Kingshill (154-3).

In Division Three, Emmbrook & Bearwood 2nds conceded to Little Marlow 2nds.