CHALFONT St Giles are one game away from winning the Berkshire, Chilterns & Mid Bucks Championship after their home match against West Reading was abandoned.

Wests were in trouble at 72-6, but a brilliant counter-attack by Omer Khalid (76) and a useful knock from Fahad Raja (43) took them to a respectable score of 208.

Chris Cross (4-17) continued his wonderful summer for Chalfont by taking his wickets tally to 36, while Nick Lancaster also chipped in with 3-28.

Chalfont came under pressure in their reply, however, with Hafeez Ul-Wahab rolling back the years to snatch 5-17 from 13 overs.

The home side were saved by the rain, though, with the game called off with Chalfont 113-8 after 34.5 overs.

Second-placed Harpsden’s game with visitors Braywood was evenly poised when the rain arrived.

Debutant Najib Rahman (75) and captain Asim Raza (53) propelled Braywood to 255, with Will Stevens (4-33) and Johnny Wright (3-55) the pick of the attack.

There were 27 overs of Harpsden’s reply gone when the game was abandoned with the hosts on 100-3.

Peppard Stoke Row dominated their game at home to Welford Park, but were ultimately foiled by the weather.

Captain Rich Ashton and Dan Hayden (59) put on 114 for the first wicket, and there was no let-up for Park with the arrival of Max Baker-Smith as he and Ashton added 177 before the latter was run out for 150 which included 10 maximums.

Baker-Smith (110no) continued on his merry way until PSR declared on 365-5 after 42 overs.

Michael Goldsworthy fell first ball of the innings as the visitors crashed to 0-2, but a brave effort from skipper Ben Myers (45) took Welford to 155-7 before the rain came at 39.2 overs. Alfie Clifton proved the pick of the PSR bowlers with 3-50 from his 12.2 overs.

Penn & Tylers Green were the only side to win as they enjoyed a thrilling two-wicket home success against Ley Hill.

Craig Peterson (56) and Jamie Woodley (50) took the visitors to 165 as spinners John Cockroft (5-52) and Raunak Biswas (3-38) turned the screw.

Craig Ottaway took 5-55, but an amazing innings from Chris Mason (113no), the only player to pass double figures, took Penn to 169-8.

Crowthorne & Crown Wood’s game at Ruislip Victoria was abandoned without a ball being bowled, confirming the Crows’ relegation from the division.