KIDMORE END are still searching for their first Division 1 win of the season after suffering an eight-wicket defeat at EVERSLEY on Saturday.
A depleted Kidmore End side were under pressure from the off and were soon in trouble at 10-2.
A heavy shower slowed the wicket significantly and lusty hitting from David New and sensible batting from Joe Dixon led to a temporary recovery.
After two-thirds of the overs Kidmore had limped to 56-4. This caused Jeff Sheldon to drop anchor and Abid ul-Wahab to counter attack.
The two put on almost 50 runs together with ul-Wahab scoring 32. A third flurry of wickets meant that Frost and Sheldon had to help Kidmore End finish off their overs and try to squeeze out as many runs as possible.
At the end of the 48 overs allotted Kidmore End finished 152-8 with Jeff Sheldon 33 not out.
In reply Frost bowled accurately but was unable to get the breakthrough. Jeff Sheldon, whose bowling is well suited for the current conditions, bowled with threat but no luck as he took just the one wicket.
Ul-Wahab took the other wicket of the Eversley innings with a good ball, but without enough runs on the board the batsmen felt no pressure in the chase as Eversley eased to victory.
C Pigden, b Brown 0
G Ashby, lbw, b Sever 5
D New, b Sever 24
J Dixon, c Parker, b Howarth 18
J Sheldon, not out 33
A Ul-Wahab, b Mamhiyo 32
T Bodeker, lbw, b Mamhiyo 8
J Frost, c Mamhiyo, b Dyer 11
M Dixon, b Mamhiyo 0
B Berryman, not out 5
TOTAL (8 wkts) 152
• Best bowling: G Mamhiyo 3-27, J Sever 2-22.e_SClBEVERSLEY
C Last, c & b Sheldon 28
A Parker, not out 70
S Jordan, b Ul-Wahab 9
G Mamhiyo, not out 22
TOTAL (2 wkts) 154
HENLEY 2nds slipped to second-bottom in the table after losing out at WOKINGHAM.
Having won the toss the visitors put Wokingham into bat first and the hosts put on 211-8.
In reply Henley found scoring runs hard to come by as they were dismissed for 131.
WARGRAVE won their second Division 3A match of the season at PURLEY.
Having lost the toss Purley were put into bat first and were skittled out for 130. In reply Wargrave eased to 134-7 to win the match in 39.2 overs.
HENLEY 3rds’ match at HURST was cancelled.
KIDMORE END 2nds suffered an eight-wicket defeat at Gallowstree Common against ALDERSHOT 3rds in Division 6B.
The hosts were put into bat first by the visitors and were all out for 100 runs. In response Aldershot lost just two wickets in their run-chase as they ended on 103-2.
WARGRAVE 2nds maintained their Division 7A promotion push thanks to a narrow victory at home to CHISWICK AND LATYMER 3rds.
Batting first Wargrave put on 208-9 with S Bowers top scoring with 60. In reply Chiswick and Latymer edged close to the Wargrave total before being bowled out for 203 with S Morton taking 5-65 for the hosts.
HENLEY 4ths’ Division 7B match at Nettlebed against WOOBURN NARKOVIANS 2nds was cancelled due to wet conditions at the ground. Impressive bowling figures of 6-55 by R Latter helped KIDMORE END 3rds record their first Division 8B victory of the season at EASTCOTE 4ths.
Eastcote lost the toss and were put into bat first and bowled out for 108 in 34.5 overs. In reply Kidmore End raced to 109-3 off 34.5 overs to secure victory. WARGRAVE 3rds maintained their push for promotion from Division 9B with victory at NORTH MAIDENHEAD ACADEMY.
The hosts batted first and were all out for 148 with Wargrave hitting 150-8 in reply to take the honours.