Datchet CC remain unbeaten after comfortable win against Windsor CC
By Rob Stevens • Published 30 Jul 2012 11:05 0 Comments
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Tim Alldis' Datchet CC welcome Cookham Dean to the Wally Gage Memorial Ground this Saturday (1pm start).
DATCHET CC head into the final third of the Thames Valley Cricket League season still unbeaten after a nine-wicket win against rivals Windsor at the Wally Gage Memorial Ground.
Windsor were dismissed for a modest 104, a target the leaders of Division 2a chased inside 20 overs with Eton College's overseas pupil Connor Gallagher smashing an unbeaten 51.
The victory maintains Datchet's 22 point lead over second-placed Eversley while Windsor slipped to eighth just 11 points above the division's relegation places.
Third-placed North Maidenhead kept their slim title chances alive with a four-wicket win at relegation threatened rivals Cookham Dean.
Clive Lambden (86) and Ben Millar (69) batted well as Cookham set an imposing target of 264-7 but Maidenhead chased the runs down with three overs and four balls to spare.
Slough 2nd XI remain rooted to the bottom of the division - 20 points from safety - after a five-wicket loss at high-flying Eversley.
Captain Ali Beg top scored with 73 as his side posted 177 but the Hampshire-based side were too strong, wrapping up the win in the 45th over.
Boyne Hill moved to within four points of the Division 2b lead after victory in their top of the table clash against Chesham at Boyn Grove.
Chesham set a target of 226, with Matt Rance making 72, but were chased down thanks to an unbeaten 88 from Hill skipper Tom Mellor and 62 from Sohan Wijejerana.
Maidenhead & Bray's chances of lifting the Division 3b title began to fade after after a disappointing five-wicket defeat at second-bottom British Airways (BA) 2nd XI.
Tom Wilding's men posted a target of 203 that BA successfully chased - recording just their second league win of the summer.
Stoke Green extended their lead at the top of Division 4b to 29 points after a comfortable 65-run win against Everlsey 2nd XI.
The runaway leaders made 201-8 thanks to an unbeaten 66 from Raja Ifraz and 56 from ex-Windsor Boys' School pupil Saud Ahmed as Andy Hogston claimed 6-58 for the visitors. And Stoke ensured maximum points when bowling Eversley 2nd XI out for 136 inside 40 overs.
Finally, Farnham Common dropped a place to sixth in Division 5a after a losing draw against rivals Slough 3rd XI at Upton Court Park.
Sami Kazim (80) was in form as Slough smashed 298-7 before Farnham completed their allotted 48 overs with the scoreboard reading 160-3.
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