Berkshire Cricket League Round-UpBy Adam Lee
May 17, 2012
Reigning champions Grosvenor BCS 1 beat last year’s runners-up West Reading by 19 runs in an exciting Premier Division encounter.
They lead the way in the league after two games, but it was a close run thing on Saturday.
A carefully constructed innings of 49 from Usman Shah was the highlight as Grosvenor were all out for (167).
West Reading, though, fell just short of the target as Grosvenor bowlers Raheem Shaker (3-14) and M Jamil (3-43) helped skittle their opponents out for 148.
The game between Sandhurst and Crown Wood was called off with the ground unfit for play.
Farley Hill continued their positive start to the Division 1 season as they comfortably beat newly-promoted Mortimer by 28 runs.
Farley Hill won the toss and elected to bat first, scoring 128-7 after 45 overs, with Simon Longfield their best batsman with 35 runs.
Mortimer were then bowled out for just 100 after only 28 overs.
The games between Ruislip Victoria and Woodley, as well as Shinfield versus Bradfield, were all cancelled.
Crowthorne beat Mortimer West End 2nd in what turned out to be an emphatic victory in Division 2.
Crowthorne’s innings of 210-5 was accredited to a half-century from Mehul Patel (52) and a firm 49 from Simon Sheppard.
Mortimer were then bowled out for 126.
Grosvenor BCS 2 tied with Peppard 2nd on a poor quality wicket where both sides bowled each other out for 110.
Grosvenor’s Butt (33) was their top batsmen while Tyrone Ahmet thwarted Peppard with his 4-38 as the game finished all square.
In the only other match in Division 2, Woodley 2nd beat Waltham St Lawrence by two wickets.
Waltham were bowled out for 125 with Andy Jackson (4-26) taking the plaudits for Woodley.
Woodley then reached their target for the loss of eight wickets, despite a respectable bowling display from Jamil Anjum who took 4-21.
Embrook & Bearwood against West Reading 2nd was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.
Three matches were played in Division 3 this weekend, with local teams all involved.
Sonning 2nd rose to the summit of the division with a 22-run victory over Sulhamstead 2nd.
Sonning were 164-8 after there innings with a half century from Alluri (51).
Sulhamstead couldn’t respond and were bowled out for (142).
Warfield beat Hawley by five wickets in their encounter.
Hawley were bowled out for 68 after with Steve Ruddle (5-30) and the economical Owen Stanford (3-7) in outstanding form in attack.
Warfield easily reached their target with just five wickets down.
Waltham St Lawrence 2nd beat Sandhurst 2nd by six wickets.
Sandhurst were bowled out for 99 and Waltham St Lawrence quickly reached that target, losing only four wickets on the way to victory.
The other match scheduled, between Twyford and Ruislip Victoria was called off due to a poor pitch.
The Division 4 matches between Bradfield 2nd and Emmbrook & Bearwood 2nd, Crown Wood 2nd and Waltham St Lawrence 3rd, as well as Knowl Hill versus Shinfield 2nd, were all cancelled due to the wet weather.