AUSTRALIAN opener Blake Hogan-Keogh struck a Berkshire, Mid Bucks and Chilterns League Championship record score of 202 as champions-elect Harpsden beat Ley Hill by 89 runs, writes Richard Ashton.

The prolific batsman struck 37 boundaries and two maximums during his 132-ball knock, sharing an opening stand of 240 with Adam Birkett (67) as the hosts declared on a massive 336-2 after 42 overs.

Ley Hill were then reduced to 49-5 as Abdul Khaliq (3-27) and Stefan Franklin (3-74) got to work, but spirited innings from Jack Thompson (74 from 42 balls), Chris Morris (51 from 47) and skipper Ben Moultrie-Ford (48) ensured they reached a respectable 247.

Amol Tyagi blasted a stunning 133 not out from 94 balls as third-placed Checkendon beat the side one place above them in the standings, Holmer Green, by 72 runs.

Opener Manpreet Singh added 50 as Checks posted an imposing 266-5 from their 45 overs, and despite James Salter (50) and Jake Gumb (41) leading Holmer Green to 87-1, they fell away against the off spin of Rama Adigantla (5-49) and were eventually bowled out for 194.

West Reading gave their survival hopes a significant boost with a 47-run victory at fellow strugglers Ballinger Waggoners.

Munir Khan top scored with 47 as Wests were dismissed for 153, young leg-spinner Freddie Thompson (5-24) the pick of the attack.

The Ballinger reply never really got going as Inshaf Akram (6-27) ripped through their line-up, Waggoners eventually bowled out for 106.

Penn & Tylers Green won the battle of the bottom two by five wickets after seeing off Ruislip Victoria.

The Victorians struggled from the outset as Penn skipper Matt Lance claimed 4-21, with the visitors bowled out for 104.

The hosts' chase was not a completely smooth affair, but they eventually reached 107-5 after 24 overs.

Peppard Stoke Row's home game with Braywood was abandoned five overs into the second innings.

Useful knocks from Prijith Vijayan (66), Faisal Malik (40) and Mudasser Ali (40no) led the visitors to 245-6 before rain forced the end of the innings after 41.5 overs.

PSR skipper Max Baker-Smith was the pick of the bowlers with 3-19.

Set a revised target of 221 from 38 overs, PSR reached 14-1 from five when a further downpour hailed the end of the game.