BINFIELD beat the rain to record a six-wicket win in rapid order at Penn & Tylers Green as they gave their Chilterns League Division One title hopes a huge shot in the arm, writes Richard Ashton.

The second-placed side claimed 25 points on a day when no other fixture was completed in the division, cutting the gap to top-of-the-table Wraysbury to 24 points with six games of the season remaining.

Tom Andrews and Matt Hayman ripped through the hosts’ top order, with six of the top seven being dismissed for single figures.

John Cockroft (16) held firm and received some support from number eight Brad Hyde (32).

Alex Jackson and Jack Collett were given extremely brief spells, but Andrews (6-23) bowled unchanged and the returning Hayman finished with fine figures of 4-23 as Penn & Tylers Green were shot out for just 68.

Binfield were wobbling a touch when Chris Morgan and Andrews both fell cheaply, but Sean Ennis top scored with 20 as they smashed their way to a dominant victory in only 11.3 overs.

Binfield host Braywood on Saturday.

Fourth-placed Binfield 2nds had their Division Two game at home to Pinkneys Green 2nds washed out.

The visitors had reached 67-1 when the rain arrived and the umpires were forced to abandon the game.

Mohammed Ilyas top scored with 37 for Pinkneys Green.