CHALFONT St Giles secured the Berkshire, Chilterns and Mid Bucks Championship title with a dominant 197-run thrashing of home side Ley Hill.

The champions were asked to bat, but they made a steady start as the reliable Chris Cross and Alex Hardy (59) got to work until the former was caught off Lewis Thompson for 37.

The leg spinner (3-79) quickly picked up two more wickets, but Dan Heaney's 52 aided by other useful contributions helped Chalfont to an imposing 288-8 despite Craig Ottaway also picking up 3-71 from his 15 overs.

The Ley Hill reply never got going as off spinner Alex Heaney (5-44) and Hardy (3-11) ran through the top and middle order, and it was left to Dan Winter to seal the victory when he had Lucas Batt caught by Hardy to leave the hosts 91 all out.

Harpsden look certain to finish as runners-up after they cruised to a 143-run win at Welford Park.

Opening batsman Adam Birkett (105) was in top form for the visitors as they amassed a useful 266-6 despite Naresh Konakandia's fine 12-over spell (4-49).

The Welford reply began badly as they lost three quick wickets, and after Ian Herrington and his son Will shared a useful fourth-wicket stand of 57, the hosts crashed from 84-3 to 123 all out as skipper Christian Whittaker spun his way to 6-15 from 12.1 overs.

Third-placed Ruislip Victoria lost by four-wickets at resurgent Braywood.

Sak Bhatti (60) and Kashif Maan (40) gave the Victorians an excellent start, but they then collapsed against Mujtaba Mushtaq (5-40) and Mohammed Waheed (3-53) to end on 179 all out.

Zafran Akhtar (4-42) gave the away side hope with a fine spell, but Attiq Uddin's 45 and consistent cameos throughout the innings helped Braywood reach 182-6 in 37.4 overs.

Crowthorne & Crown Wood picked up their first win of the season by shocking Peppard Stoke Row.

Ravi Godbole (3-28) and Irtaza Shahzad (3-29) were the destroyers-in-chief as the visitors were bundled out for just 123 despite Rich Ashton's 40.

There was a moment when the Crows looked in trouble against some fine new ball bowling from Scott Harris and Alfie Clifton, but skipper Nick Outram (57no) and Australia Joe Davies (40no) rode their luck before reaching their target in the 41st over.

Simon Tattersall blasted 63 not out from 48 balls for Penn & Tylers Green (167), but they lost to West Reading (171-8) by two wickets.

Usman Tariq took 4-46 for Wests.