Thames Valley Cricket League Round-Up: Divisions 2 to 4By Jonathan Low
June 13, 2012
Scott Dyer scored an unbeaten 86 as Eversley earned a winning draw against British Airways in Division 2A.
He was helped by Phil Wise who made 84no, as Eversley scored 209-1 off 51 overs.
In reply, Simon Mugava’s 5-70 restricted BA to 203-9 off 49 overs, although Eversley were deducted a point for a slow over rate.
Finchampstead 2nd were easily defeated by Datchet.
After being put in to bat, Finches were bowled out for just 108 and Datchet knocked off the runs inside 22 overs, for the loss of just one wicket.
Sonning scraped a victory in Division 2B as they hosted Burnham.
The home side won the toss and bowled Burnham 2nd out for just 124, with Zubeer Khan taking four of the wickets.
Sonning went on to reach their target with two wickets to spare.
Royal Ascot secured a winning draw with Purley-on-Thames in Division 3A.
Nick Sweetman’s 90 and 76 by Adam Esposito saw Ascot reach 261-5 off their 52 overs.
Purley held firm in response though, scoring 205-6.
Wokingham 2nd’s Martin Wilson took 4-36 as Chenies & Latimer were bowled out for 111 in Division 3B.
Wokingham were rarely troubled in their reply, as they reached their target with seven wickets to spare with Gary Fleming (25no) and Jack Fisher (29) leading the way.
Mark James took 5-42 for Hurst as his side emerged victorious against Theale & Tilehurst in Division 4B.
Theale scored 148-9 after 52 overs, before Lewis Smith took centre stage for Hurst, scoring 64no as his side reached their target for the loss of just five wickets.
Despite three players making half centuries, Eversley 2nd were unable to defeat Kew 2nd, losing by 15 runs.
Kevin Smith, Alex Davidson and Calum Maciver all reached 50 as they ultimately failed to chase down a target of 203.
Bracknell went down by eight wickets to Reading 3rd.
After mustering 128 all out, Reading had no problem in reply, making 129-2.