SECOND-PLACED Holmer Green kept up the pressure on leaders Harpsden by overcoming Ruislip Victoria by four wickets in the Berkshire, Mid Bucks and Chilterns League Championship encounter, writes Richard Ashton.

Dan Little (4-31) and Kashif Iqbal (3-31) were the destroyers-in-chief for Holmer Green as they dismissed the Victorians for 142, and Iqbal then blasted 61 from just 37 balls to fire his side to 144-6 in 28.1 overs.

Ravi Ajula (3-14) and Zafran Akhtar (2-49) were the pick of the Ruislip attack.

Harpsden remain top after basement side Penn & Tylers Green conceded their scheduled fixture.

Checkendon sit third in the table following a convincing seven-wicket success against Ley Hill.

Amol Tyagi (3-46), Mayank Kedia (3-41) and Manpreet Singh (2-29) were all among the wickets as Checks restricted their opponents to 152-9, and Singh then smashed 65 from 49 balls to get his side off to a fast start.

With Kedia adding an unbeaten 39, Checks reached their target in just 23 overs.

West Reading won a thrilling game at Braywood by one wicket.

Faisal Malik top scored with 49 as the hosts totalled 193-8 from their 46 overs, youngsters Zain Ahmed (5-41) and Inshaf Akram (2-36) the pick of the Wests' bowling attack.

In reply, Munir Khan made 56, but with Raza Farooq taking 5-47 and Rizwan Dharani 3-46, Braywood kept themselves in the contest.

However, Akram and Muhammad Umar held their nerve and a big appeal for caught behind to lead their side to 194-9 with just two balls to spare.

Ballinger Waggoners climbed off the foot of the table and leapfrogged Peppard Stoke Row out of the relegation zone with a comprehensive 157-run rout.

Stuart Clark was dropped twice from the first two balls of the fourth over, and he make the most of his reprieve to hammer 115 for the Waggoners.

Returning University duo Tom Petrie (64no) and Freddie Thompson (46) were also among the runs as the visitors declared on 287-7 from 45 overs.

Jamie Sharrock (2-37) and Dan Hayden (2-82) were the pick of the PSR attack.

The hosts' reply began in explosive fashion as Jason Vaughan-Davies whacked 30 from just 12 balls, but there was very little other joy for PSR as they crashed to 130 all out.

Youngster Fin Clark (4-19) was the pick of the attack, while Nick Adams (2-5) and Thompson (2-30) were also impressive.