EVERSLEY thrashed Marlow by 10 wickets as they maintained their bid for the Division 2a title, writes Richard Ashton.

Nick McGuane (3-29) and Tom Magowan (5-37) were in top form with the ball as the Boars knocked over their visitors for just 115, and with Jack Ford (57no) and James Magowan (58no) both unbeaten, Eversley raced to 116-0 in just 19 overs.

Eversley travel to Kew this coming Saturday.

Phil Higgs took 5-53, but Hurst's (136) Division 2b championship hopes took a potentially fatal blow with a two-wicket defeat to Reading (137-8).

Jack Beaven (4-32) and Liam Jones (3-28) were the destroyers-in-chief for the hosts, with Phil Brennan's unbeaten 55 then leading his side to victory.

Hurst host Fleet on Saturday.

Finchampstead 2nds remain in the relegation battle following a five-wicket defeat at Bagshot.

Andy Lazenbury (53) and Ed Oliver (47) helped the seventh-placed Finches post 146, despite the top five in the order only amassing 11.

Lazenbury went on to take 3-58, but it was not enough to stop the hosts reaching 150-5 in 45.3 overs.

Samm Daniel's unbeaten 40 was not enough for basement side Royal Ascot (156-8) as they went down to Beaconsfield (161-4) by six wickets.

Royal Ascot visit Thatcham Town next Saturday.

Division 3a table-toppers Binfield moved to the brink of promotion with a facile eight-wicket triumph at home to Cove 2nds.

Tom Andrews (4-47), Duncan Wessels (3-20) and Jack Collett (2-19) proved too hot to handle as the visitors were shot out for just 95, and Binfield eased to 99-2 in 19 overs.

Mike Staves' men sit 93 points clear of third-placed Farnham Royal, and could seal promotion as early as this Saturday when they travel to Falkland 2nds.

Second-placed Wokingham 2nds cruised to a seven-wicket success at home to Finchampstead 3rds.

Lewis Sharp (4-38) and John McDonald (3-33) combined to dismiss Finches for 183, and Jack Fisher (79no) and Will Legg (59) then guided the Oaks to 187-3 in 35.5 overs.

In Division 4a, Wokingham 3rds (179) lost their top-of-the-table clash with Sonning (180-6) by four wickets, despite Ed Fox Smith making 42 and Jake Staples grabbing 3-38.

Ghulam Abbas (4-45), Gus Cloete (3-15), Mark Richards (49) and Peter Dean (48) were the stand-out performers for leaders Sonning.

Graham Thorne (4-18) and Phil Stone (3-45) bowled rock bottom Bracknell into a decent position as they dismissed Newbury for 164, but the visitors then crashed to 147 all out themselves despite the best efforts of opener Akmal Sultan (59no).

Bracknell host North Maidenhead 2nds on Saturday.

Division 5b leaders Eversley 2nds were made to work hard before securing a two-wicket victory at Aldershot 2nds.

Sam Glaze (3-18) and Rezaul Roni (3-39) helped dismiss the hosts for 120, and thanks to Ru Whelan's 42, the Boars made it to 124-8 in 33 overs.

Skipper Paul Edgington made an unbeaten 49 as Binfield 2nds (155-5) climbed to third place with a five-wicket win against Boyne Hill 3rds (154).

Toby Lancaster (3-22) and Chris Bullitt (3-43) impressed with the ball for Binfield.

Myles Trainor (5-79) and Aarav Radhakrishnan (3-41) starred for Royal Ascot 2nds (201) as they beat Thatcham Town 2nds (197) by four runs in a thriller.

Ian Harvey (6-31) and James Roxburgh Smith (4-30) bowled Hurst 2nds (141) to a five-wun triumph against Fleet 2nds (136) in Division 6b.

Dilan Patel took 4-38 for Finchampstead 4ths (201-7) but they had to settle for a draw with Sulhamstead 2nds (207-9).

Alex Davies (57) and Jason Doole took the batting honours for Sully, while Jamie Brown struck 64 for Finches.

Rehaan Samdani was the pick of the Sully attack with 4-88 from his 19 overs.

In Division 7a, useful knocks from Ranjeet Sidhu (69) and Mark Simmons (57) led Wokingham 4ths (239-8) to a thrilling last-ball two-wicket win against Kidmore End 2nds, the visitors having declared on 238-8 after 50 overs.

Binfield 3rds (206-6) beat Aldershot 3rds (205-9) by four wickets.

Jim Heywood (58) helped Division 8a leaders Eversley 3rds (228-7) make it 13 wins from 13 games with a 29-run victory against Bracknell 2nds (199-8).

Wokingham 5ths (113-3 beat Royal Ascot 3rds (112) by five wickets, while Finchampstead 5ths (96) were thumped by 143 runs at Bradfield 2nds (239-6).

Mark Baker (111) and Jamie Farrow (6-18) starred for the home side.

Eversley 4ths and Wokingham Oaks & Acorns both picked up 20 points after Newbury 3rds and Kidmore End 3rds conceded their games.