Friday, 25 June 2021

Kidmore End’s promotion chances go to the wire

RELEGATED HENLEY 2nds, who have recorded just one Division 1 victory all season, went down to an eight wicket defeat

RELEGATED HENLEY 2nds, who have recorded just one Division 1 victory all season, went down to an eight wicket defeat in their last home match of the season against BEACONSFIELD.

Batting first the hots were bowled out for 194 at the Brakspear Ground with J Jones top scoring for the hosts with 76 and D Hayden chipping in with 55.

In reply Beaconsfield reached their winning target in just under 39 overs with the loss of just two wickets.

KIDMORE END’S Division 2B promotion hopes took a setback as they were knocked off top spot at YATELEY in the penultimate match of the season.

The visitors batted first and found scoring runs hard to come by at Sean Devereux Park and were dismissed for 119.

In reply Yateley finished on 121-6 off just 35.5 overs to wrap up the four wicket victory.

Going into the last match of the season all of the top three sides can still win the league, and promotion, with Kidmore End entertaining Thatcham Town while Yateley travel to third placed Boyne Hill.

HENLEY 3rds lost their final home Division 3A match of season against KEW 2nds at Nettlebed.

After winning the toss and electing to bat first the visitors put on 293-4 with K Kholi doing most of the damage with an impressive knock of 160 not out.

In reply D Verry hit 65 and N Hopkins 57 as Henley fell short of the required target as they were bowled out for 251.

Promotion chasing WARGRAVE have it all to play for in their final match of the season after winning at FALKLAND 3rds in Division 4B.

The visitors won the toss and batted first and with E Woods hitting 58 put on 260-8. In reply Falkland were bowled out for 189 with N Robinson taking 5-37.

The result leaves Wargrave in third place in the table, just two points behind second placed Cove 2nds, who they entertain at the Recreation Ground tomorrow.

KIDMORE END 2nds’ B Berryman took five wickets to help his side draw with BAGSHOT 2nds in Division 6B at Gallowstree Common.

Winning the toss and batting first the hosts put on 207-8 with R Shaw top scoring with 52. In reply Bagshot finished seven runs short of their target as they closed on 201-8.

HENLEY 4ths need four points from their last match of the season to remain in Division 7B after they crashed to a defeat at FARNHAM COMMON 2nds.

The visitors won the toss and put the hosts into bat first where they put on 251-2 with N White top scoring with an unbeaten knock of 103. In reply Henley were bowled out for 226.

Division 8B league leaders WARGRAVE 2nds took a step closer to gaining promotion and securing the league title after beating PRINCES RISBOROUGH 2nds at the Recreation Ground.

The visitors lost the toss and were put into bat first and put on 206-7. In reply Wargrave gained victory in 34.1 overs as they eased to 207-5.

S Latter hit 56 to help KIDMORE END 3rds secure promotion from Division 9A at home to WOKINGHAM 5ths.

Having won the toss and electing to bat first Wokingham put on 187-8.

In reply Kidmore End reached victory in 34.5 overs as they reached 188-4.

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