JACK Ford starred for Eversley as they moved up to second in the Division 2a table following a seven-wicket home win against Kidmore End, writes Richard Ashton.

James Frost top scored with 58 for the visitors, while Abid Ul-Wahab added 40 in their total of 177.

South African Andrew Niblett (3-57) and skipper Chris Last (3-25) were the stand-out performers for the Boars, with Ford’s brilliant 83 not out then firing Eversley to victory in 38.2 overs.

Eversley travel to table-topping Hayes as the league reverts to the 50-overs-a-side win-lose format on Saturday (12.30pm).

Hurst eased their Division 2b relegation worries with a four-wicket success against Thatcham Town.

Nick Reynolds (4-31), Andrew Ruddock (3-40) and Phil Higgs (3-5) were all among the wickets as Thatcham were skittled for just 86, and James Watt (38) and Alex Kayser (37) then guided the away side to victory.

Second-bottom Hurst are at home to Wokingham 2nds this coming Saturday.

Basement boys Wokingham 2nds bravely held on for a draw at home to Aldershot.

Centuries from Mike Lloyd (118) and the prolific Rory Collins (114) enabled the away side to declare on 293-4 after 51 overs, but Matt Loxton (46) and Craig Beales (44) helped the Oaks secure a share of the spoils on 209-9.

Andy Lazenbury made 41 for Finchampstead 2nds (171), but they fell to a four-wicket defeat against leaders High Wycombe 2nds (173-6), spinner Asim Hussain’s 4-38 not enough for Finches.

Royal Ascot did not have a game last weekend, but return to action at home to Wargrave on Saturday.

In Division 3a, Finchampstead 3rds (115) lost to Purley on Thames (118-4) by six wickets.

Division 4a champions-elect Binfield (98-1) are 61 points clear at the top after crushing Royal Ascot 2nds (96) by nine wickets, Tom Andrews taking 6-11 in 14 overs.

Binfield host Reading 2nds next Saturday.

Fine knocks from Mike Judd (81) and Matt Martin (66) helped Eversley 2nds (241-4) overcome Aldershot 2nds (239-7) by six wickets in Division 5b.

Experienced John McDonald took 5-31 as pacesetters Wokingham 3rds (152-6) beat Thatcham Town 2nds (150-9) by six wickets. David Healey top scored with 43 for the Oaks.

Third-placed Bracknell remain very much in the promotion race following their convincing eight-wicket success at home to Purley on Thames 2nds.

The Potters were restricted to 164-9, and Taz Shah’s 52 helped Bracknell cruise home in just 21.5 overs.

Bracknell visit Thatcham Town 2nds this coming Saturday.

Second-placed Binfield 2nds slipped to a four-wicket reverse in their Division 6b home game against Taplow 2nds.

Paul Edgington (81), Tim Vines (56) and Paddy Hennessy (42) were all among the runs as the hosts racked up a competitive 256-6, but Taplow had other ideas as they raced to their target in just 40 overs.

A magnificent unbeaten 103 from Tim Everitt inspired Hurst 2nds (199-2) to a convincing eight-wicket triumph against Aldershot 3rds (198-8).

A sensational 160-run partnership between Karthik Khanti (96) and Phil West (68no) set Finchampstead 4ths up for a comprehensive 101-run victory against Cove 3rds.

Finches declared on 271-4 after 51.4 overs, and Ail Mohammed (5-27) then proved the destroyer-in-chief with the ball as Cove were knocked over for 170.

In Division 7a, relegation-threatened Eversley 3rds gave their survival hopes a boost with a shock 36-run win against high-flying Fleet 2nds.

Jon Last top scored with 52 as the Boars were bowled out for 173, but that proved enough as Kevin Manning (5-64 from 18 overs) and Alex Sharp (3-33) combined to bowl Fleet out for 137.

Royals Ascot 3rds (98) crashed to a disappointing six-wicket defeat against Kidmore End 2nds (100-4), while Wokingham 4ths (140-4) eased past Newbury 2nds (139) thanks to a brilliant spell of bowling from Hugh Doyle (4-7). Salman Hamidi’s wonderful 101 steered promotion-chasing Bracknell 2nds (189-4) to a six-wicket success at Bagshot 3rds (188-4) in Division 8a.

Afzal Siddiqui took 5-30 as Royal Ascot 4ths won a nail-biter by two wickets at home to Wargrave 3rds.

The visitors were bowled out for 151, youngster Taran Sohi top scoring with 43, but Disney Abeyesekara’s 42 proved key in helping Ascot over the line.

Eversley 4ths completed a clean sweep of victories for the club with a three-wicket win at Kidmore End 3rds.

Todd Butler (80) and Ankur Raina (57no) had put Kidmore in with a chance as they totalled a competitive 209-6 in their 40 overs, but James Forsyth’s 41 and the addition of a generous 40 extras meant the Boars were able to get home with more than five balls to spare.

Finchampstead 5ths collected 20 points after Windsor 3rds conceded their game, while Wokingham 3rds received the same amount when Newbury 3rds were unable to raise a side.