SONNING 2nds reached 222-6 declared in 43 overs at CHECKENDON on Sunday.
S Dave made 52 and veteran left-hander B Travers 46. Tony Breakspear took 3-53 in 13 overs for the hosts.
Destructive hitting from John Green gave the home side a good start to their reply but a dramatic slide to 80-8 left them facing a heavy defeat.
An epic stand between John Acland-Hood, who finished 95 not out, and debutant Alan Young was instrumental in saving the game as Checkendon held on at 186-9.