CROWTHORNE & Crown Wood suffered their first defeat of the Premier Division season as they were edged out by three wickets at home to BCS, writes Richard Ashton.

Ant Cluett top scored with 40 as the Crows were dismissed for 121, Waqar Ahmed (4-23) the destroyer-in-chief, and the visitors reached 125-7 in 28 overs off the back of Rehan Akram's 51-ball 62.

Woodcote collapsed from 52-0 to 98 all out as they lost a thriller against Shinfield by two wickets.

Hassan Safdar (6-20) was the star for the away side, but they too struggled with the bat as James Worsfold (4-50) and Paul Knox 3-4) did the damage, only to just get over the line.

Welford Park pulled off a big run chase to beat Stratfield Turgis by four wickets.

Chris Butcher (76) and skipper Manoj George (56) were among the runs as the visitors made 238-7, Will Herrington taking 3-53.

Opener Jacob McManus top scored with 81 in the reply, and with Stephen Yahia adding an unbeaten 46, Welford got home with two overs to spare.

Mortimer West End beat Ibis Mapledurham by 14 runs in a low-scoring thriller.

Adam Telford's patient 50 helped MWE reach 107-9 in their 40 overs, Lewis Hart claiming 4-14, but the hosts struggled in reply and were eventually dismissed for 93, Nick Kingston the pick of the attack with 5-8.

Mohamed Rimzan (4-8) starred with the ball as Woodley (152) picked up their first win of the season, beating Goring on Thames (102) by 50 runs.

Captaun Fasul Nufail (42) top scored for the visitors as Parvesh Dabra (4-22) and Andy Benning (3-28) impressed with the ball, but Rimzan ran through the top order and Goring never recovered from 16-4.

Sandhurst made it two Division One wins from two with a s even-wicket rout of Shinfield 2nds.

Jordan Clements (3-2) and Connor Pharo (3-19) helped the Camels skittle their opponents for just 85, and the visitors raced to victory in just 12.5 overs.

There was a rare tie between Twyford & Ruscombe and Warfield, both sides totalling 163-9.

Graham Morris took 4-25 for Warfield and Sam Laing top scored with 77 in the run chase, while Chandra Cherukuri took 4-23 for the home side.

Waleed Khan's 51 proved in vain for West Reading 2nds (140) as they lost by six wickets to Crowthorne & Crown Wood 2nds (144-4), with Dan Finucane taking 4-19 for the Crows.

Prasad Kulkarni (50), Upendra Deshpande (4-24) and Ajay Singh (4-27) were all in form for Woodley 2nds (205-8) as they beat Waltham St Lawrence (135) by 70 runs. Isaac Musowo top scored with 65 for Saints.

Akeesh Khokhar blasted 107 to lead Farley Hill (216-8) to a 29-run victory against Peppard Stoke Row 2nds (187-6), Rob Simmons (58) top scoring for the away side.

In Division Two, Ansh Barot took 4-31 for Wokingham 6ths (101), but they lost by 89 runs to Knowl Hill (190).

Shiva Aruna smashed 104 for Reading Lions (218-8) in their dramatic six-run win at Mortimer West End 2nds.

Bob Hodson, who earlier took 3-28 in a fine all-round display, top scored with 51 for MWE, but Ankush Jain's 5-25 ensured Lions registed a maiden league victory since forming as a club at the start of the season.

Richard Graham's 4-27 was not enough to prevent Sulhamstead 3rds (122) falling to a 45-run home defeat to Welford Park 2nds (167-8).

Vinod Aduri (73no) and Shashank Goyal (4-14) were the match-winners for Earley (160-3) in their 71-run home victory against Checkendon (89).

Mortimer won a Division Three thriller by three wickets at home to Purley on Thames 3rds.

The Potters crashed to 25-5 before James Leach's 60 helped them reach 135, only for Mortimer (138-7) to get home with 15 balls to spare.

Ian Snelling (77) and Ram Devarakonda (54) did the damage for Binfield 4ths (200-7) in their 57-run victory against Crowthorne & Crown Wood 3rds (143-7).

Martin Pharo's 4-33 proved decisive as Sandhurst 2nds (91-8) snuck past Earley 2nds (90) by two wickets in a low-scoring thriller.

Stratfield Turgis 2nds (58-2) demolished Falkland Development (53) by eight wickets, while the game between West Reading 4ths and Shinfield 3rds was cancelled as rain during the week meant a pitch could not be prepared.

HARPSDEN continued their dream start to the BCMB Championship Division as they annihilated hosts Peppard Stoke Row by 163 runs.

Captain Christian Whittaker led the way with 57 and Stef Franklin's hard-hitting 44 not out led Harps to 226-7 in their 45 overs, Dion Sampson (3-42) the pick of the attack.

A disastrous batting collapse followed from the hosts as they crashed to 28-6 in the face of a fine spell from Tom Hancock (4-21), and with Franklin (4-7) running through the lower order, PSR were shot out for just 63.

Checkendon beat Ballinger Wagoneers by seven runs in a clash between two promoted teams.

John Acland-Hood's 73 fired Checks to 152, despite Nick Adams (3-33) and Ian Maciver (3-34) bowling well.

Ballinger lost early wickets to Amol Tyagi (3-26), and with Mayank Kedia (3-35) also among the wickets, Will Smith's 48 proved in vain as the visitors were bowled out for 145.

James Salter took 3-12 as Holmer Green (67-1) blasted Penn & Tylers Green (66) by nine wickets, a result matched by West Reading (95-1) at Ley Hill.

Atiq Javed took 4-23 for Wests, with Kazam Kamal then making an unbeaten 44.

Nasser Satti's unbeaten 53 helped Braywood beat Ruislip Victoria by four wickets.

Mohammed Waheed's 3-52 restricted the Victorians to 174-9, and despite Shair Khan taking 4-43 in reply, Braywood reached 175-6 with seven overs in hand.