BINFIELD surged to the top of the Chilterns League Division One table with a resounding six- wicket success at Harpsden, Wraysbury's failue to beat Taplow allowing Mike Staves' men to leapfrog them.

Harpsden made a diabolical start with two of their top five making ducks and none scoring more than eight, Tom Andrews, Matt Hayman (3-18) and a run out doing the damage.

Harpsden's lower middle-order did show some fight, but it was number 10 Toby Stevens (45no) who they really had to thank for even reaching 114.

Andrews returned to the attack to claim figures of 3-5, while there was also a wicket apiece for Ian Goddard, Staves and Scott Butler.

Sean Ennis fell to left arm seamer Ed Birkett cheaply as Binfield's reply did not start too well, and when Steve Carson fell for 12, there may have been some doubts creeping into the visitors' minds.

However, Chris Morgan (37) and Adam Marshall (24no) forged a useful third-wicket partnership, and despite the former falling to Stevens, Alastair Higginson made an unbeaten 24 after Mikey Reid departed to ensure a convincing victory.

Binfield's 30 points takes them six clear at the top, with former leaders Wraysbury only taking 14 from their draw at Taplow.

Binfield host Littlewick Green this coming Saturday (1pm).

Binfield 2nds drew with Knotty Green in their Division Two encounter.

The home side amassed 266-4 before declaring after 48 overs thanks to a sublime 96 from Tim Vince, 64 not out from Eddie Lee and 44 from Richard Higginson.

Thomas Patel was the pick of the attack with 2-61 from 12 overs.

In reply, Knotty’s Arron Alison compiled 71 not out, supported well by Mike Widdowson (56), but Knotty failed to threaten as they reached 191-6 off 52 overs.

Opening bowler Kamran Khanna took 3-41 for Binfield, while James Wright bagged 2-32 and Steve Jeffery claimed 1-8 from four overs.