SHINFIELD were crowned Premier Division champions after their home game against Welford Park was abandoned, writes Richard Ashton.

Fakhir Ali was unbeaten on 61 as the hosts reached 165-4 from 29.2 overs, but a subsequent rainstorm led to the game being called off.

Woodcote finished as runners-up after recording a brace of wins against third-placed Crowthorne & Crown Wood and Goring.

Paul Knox (4-39) and skipper James Worsfold (3-19) did the damage as Woodcote bowled the Crows out for 135, and despite Ant Cluett taking 3-26, the visitors were able to reach 136-6 in 33.1 overs to leapfrog their opponents with a four-wicket success.

In the re-arranged game against Goring, Woodcote secured a five-wicket triumph which leaves their opponents – who must avoid defeat to Welford Park this coming Saturday – in relegation trouble.

Jonny Clark took 3-8 from his only over as Goring were restricted to 185-8 in their 40 overs, and with Paul Knox making 50, Cote reached 188-5 with 11 balls to spare.

Stratfield Turgis gave themselves a chance of avoiding the drop with a 42-run victory at Mortimer West End.

Shashank Agrawal (69) and Chris Butcher (45) were among the runs as Stratfield posted 210-8 in a rain-affected 36 overs, Andy Johnson claiming 3-56 for MWE.

Will Bray top-scored with 56 in reply, but he lacked support as the home side were kept to 168-9.

Luke Whiley (5-20) and Richard Pilkington (4-21) proved too hot to handle for Woodley (139) as Ibis Mapledurham (143-2) cruised to an eight-wicket win, James Mollard making 41 for the visitors.

Division One champions Sandhurst missed out on the chance of an unbeaten season as they were beaten by six wickets at home to West Reading 2nds.

Saad Jaffary grabbed 6-30 as the Camels were routed for 98, and Khorum Ashraf them struck an unbeaten 56 as Wests raced to 99-4 in 21.1 overs.

Twyford & Ruscombe look set to finish second after leapfrogging Peppard Stoke Row 2nds with a four-wicket success.

Andy Watts (93) played a lone hand as the hosts were bowled out for 173, Razavullah Shaik (3-23) and Stan Fritz the destroyers-in-chief with the ball.

Twyford slipped to 77-5 in reply, but fine innings from Robin Thompson (47no) and Andrew Miller (43) enabled them to reach 174-6 with more than five overs to spare.

Fourth-placed Farley Hill were edged out by six runs at home to Shinfield 2nds in a rain-affected clash.

Santosh Kundar top-scored with an unbeaten 41 as Ali Jalil (3-16) and Dave Neilson (3-32) helped bowl Shinfield out for 190.

With an over lost to the weather, Farley Hill were left requiring 186 from 39 overs, but despite Duncan Greeff making 72, they could only reach 179-8 in reply.

Vivek Bommidi (4-38) was the pick of the Shinfield attack.

Basement side Waltham St Lawrence recorded a five five-wicket win at home to Corwthorne & Crown Wood 2nds.

Andrew Baines (54no) and Richard Barron (51) helped the Crows post 199-3 in a rain-reduced 39 overs, but Wasim Javed's unbeaten 58 fired the Saints to a dramatic last-ball success.

Sachin Raina (3-14), Sri Harsha (3-19) and Amol Lotke (3-38) were in top form with the ball as Woodley 2nds (112-1) eased to a nine-wicket victory at Warfield (110), Rajiv Dhallam's unbeaten 58 from 55 balls ensuring the run chase turned into a procession.

Mohammed Rafiq blasted an extraordinary 187 from just 103 balls – including 15 maximums – as Division Two table-toppers West Reading 3rds thumped Knowl Hill by 199 runs.

Skipper Sohail Arshad added 64 as Wests posted a huge 328-7, and Rafiq (4-37) then also starred with the ball as the Knowlies were knocked over for 129.

West Reading will win the league if they beat Peppard Stoke Row 3rds in their final fixture this coming Saturday.

Second-placed Earley (181-5) recorded a five-wicket triumph at bottom side Sulhamstead 3rds (180).

Captain Richard Graham top-socred with 61 for Sully, but Charlie Johnson's unbeaten 59 proved pivotal in helping the away side reach their target with two overs to spare.

Vinoth Palanisamy struck 50 not out for Reading Lions (153-4) as they beat Wokingham 6ths (149-9) by four wickets.

Peppard Stoke Row 3rds (208-7 from 36 overs) secured their survival with a 137-run victory at Checkendon 2nds (71), Mikey Hennessy (68) with a man-of-the-match display for PSR.

Tom Miles (5-15) was the stand-out performer as Mortimer West End 2nds (133-3) ensured they stayed up and consigned Welford Park 2nds (132-9) to relegation with a seven-wicket cruise.

Division Three champions Mortimer saw their season come to a disappointing conclusion as they went down by seven wickets at Falkland Development.

Mortimer recovered from 62-6 to post a respectable 211-8, mainly based around an excellent 61 from youngster Ben Cape.

However, Falkland captain James Bloodworth (117no) was in top form for the home side, easing them to 215-3 with more than five overs to spare.

Second-placed Earley 2nds will be promoted if they win their final game against Purley on Thames 3rds after beating Binfield 4ths by 29 runs.

Satish Sabbarapu hammered a wonderful 100 as Earley posted 214-9, and despite openers Jim Browning (72) and Ram Devarakonda (61) batting well, the visitors could only get to 185-7 in reply.

Abhijit Rath made 53 for Stratfield Turgis 2nds (169), but they were edged out by seven runs at home to Sandhurst 2nds (176). Sudhakar Sethumathavan had earlier taken 4-32 for Stratfield.

David McQuitty took 4-29 to bowl Crowthorne & Crown Wood 3rds (124) to a 37-run success against Shinfield 3rds (87).

Sam Poulter (66) and Alan Olivier-Smith (55) were among the runs for Purley on Thames 3rds (266-6) as they beat West Reading 4ths (201) by 65 runs.