A DOWNPOUR at lunchtime resulted in all the Premier Division matches being either cancelled or abandoned on Saturday.
A diving one-handed slip catch by FARLEY HILL’S Trevor Clacey turned their Division 1 game against CHECKENDON.
The visitors were going well at 90-2 after 15 overs when Johan Vorster’s extra pace took the edge of John Acland-Hood’s bat after he had reached another half century.
Vorster finished with 3-12 off seven overs as Checkendon were bowled out for 153.
Ross Ditchburn made 53 for the home side as Checkendon’s catching let them down but Farley Hill were 107-6 and struggling against Varun Kaushal’s left arm spin when Vorster came in to hit a rapid 30 not out which settled the outcome with four overs to spare.
J Acland-Hood, c Clacey, b Vorster 58
S Manning, b Abassi 1
M Wickens, run out 5
V Chib, b Vorster 17
J Hoyle, c Bendall, b Vorster 9
M Heslop, b Potts 3
V Kaushal, c Longfield, b Abassi 26
R Tiwari, b Shaw 1
A Breakspear, not out 13
A Podolski, b Abassi 6
H Wickens, c Garrod, b Potts 1
• Best bowling: Vorster 3-12, Abassi 3-55.e_SClBFARLEY HILL
R Ditchburn, c Chib, b Tiwari 53
A Jalil, c Hoyle, b Breakspear 3
S Bendall, c Heslop, b Breakspear 5
C Garrod, b Kaushal 33
R Hammond, b Kaushal 1
S Longfield, c Breakspear,
b Kaushal 6
S Abassi, not out 18
J Vorster, not out 30
TOTAL (6 wkts) 157
GORING went down to a nine-wicket defeat away to league leaders CROWTHORNE AND CROWN WOOD.
Batting first Goring were bowled out for 139. In reply the hosts lost just one wicket as they reached 141 off 21.3 overs.
League leaders PEPPARD STOKE ROW 2nds narrowly lost out picking up victory in Division 2 at SANDHURST 2nds.
Winning the toss and electing to bowl first the hosts were restricted to 138-9 with Mick Chard senior taking 5-23. Chasing down the total the visitors ended on 137-8 to settle for a draw with R Ackerman top scoring with 43.
PEPPARD STOKE ROW 3rds’ home match with EMMBROOK AND BEARWOOD in Division 4 was abandoned after 5.1 overs due to rain.