Thames Valley Cricket League Round-Up: Divisions 5-7By Jonathan Low
June 20, 2012
Finchampstead 3rd hosted local rivals Yateley 2nd in Division 5B.
Finches made 222-7 with Gareth Biggs making 61 and Ben Fisher 50.
The visitors’ thin batting saw them dismissed for 67, earning a much-needed win for Finches.
For the bowlers Josh Lincoln (4-20) and Robin Brown (3-11) spun Finches to victory.
Maheesh Chandra’s 6-23 helped WOKINGHAM 3RD overcome a difficult start to defeat Maidenhead & Bray 3rd in Division 6B.
Wokingham, who remain on top of the league, posted just 117 after 46 overs, with Matt Taylor’s 25 the best of a bad lot.
However, Chandra came to his side's rescue as his six-wicket haul helped to dismiss Maidenhead for just 51, sealing a 66-run win.
HURST 2ND came up short against Teddington Town 2nd in Division 6A.
Despite Robert Morgan’s 59 and Oliver Lovegrove’s 75, Hurst’s total of 180 was too easy for Teddington who knocked off the runs inside 32 overs to win by six wickets.
Alan Lacey tried to turn the game in Hurst’s favour as he took 3-40.
EVERSLEY 3RD frustrated their Division 7A rivals Farnham Royal 3rd to come away with a losing draw.
Royal’s 234-8 was never going to be threatened by Eversley, but they held on at 130-9 to earn six points.