BERKSHIRE, Mid Bucks and Chilterns League Championship winners Harpsden showed no sign of taking their foot off the gas with a commanding 131-run victory at Penn & Tylers Green, writes Richard Ashton.

Adam Birkett (52) and Sam Imlay (42) impressed with the bat as the visitors posted a competitive 234-8 from their 45 overs, John Cockcroft (4-57) the pick of the Penn attack.

The hosts' reply never really got going, with Simon Tattersall (45) one of only two players to make double figures as they crashed to 103 all out.

Tom Hancock (3-11) and Guy Fairburn (3-23) were the stars of the show for the champions.

Second-placed Checkendon pulled off a phenomenal run chase to hammer Ley Hill by eight wickets.

Lewis Thompson (66 from 43 balls), Jack Thompson (52 from 32) and Martin Cartledge (47 from 43) seemed to have put the hosts in command as they totalled 288-9, Amol Tyagi (6-60) the pick of the Checks' attack.

At 47-2, victory seemed a long way off for the visitors, but sensational innings from Sandeep Adlakha (132no from 83 balls) and Tyagi (111no from 65) hastened Checkendon to victory in just 33.2 overs.

Joe Gumb blasted 64 from just 46 balls as third-placed Holmer Green crushed relegated Ruislip Victoria by 105 runs.

Shair Khan (5-54) starred with the ball for the Victorians as they knocked over the visitors for 235, but Rommel Foster (4-20) and Kashif Iqbal (3-21) then turned the tables as Ruislip were dismissed for 130.

A magnificent unbeaten 114 from Adam Davidson, allied to 69 from Akeel Khan, helped West Reading (250-4 from 40 rain-reduced overs) beat Braywood (164) by 86 runs.

Faisal Malik top-scored with 46 for the visitors, but Zain Raja's 3-63 helped Wests to victory.

Ballinger Waggoners (311-4) ensured their safety with a convincing 94-run win against Peppard Stoke Row.

Tom Petrie (78), Richard O'Kelly (78 retired hurt) and James McIntyre (76) were all among the runs as the hosts powered their way to 311-5, and that proved more than enough as Fin Clark's 3-62 helped torpedo PSR for 217.