Odell and Basharat impress for Stoke Green but bad light stops play

Jamie Odell (101) (above) and Saqlain Basharat (110) both impressed with the bat for Stoke Green during Saturday's abandoned clash with Cookham Dean in TVL Division 1.

Sukh Dhillon's side warmed up for their Voneus Village Cup victory at Woolpit in Suffolk on Sunday by blasting their way to 289-4 declared, having been inserted by their hosts after losing the toss.

Odell and Basharat ignited the innings with their stunning centuries, but Gagan Singh (33no) and Munir-ur Rehman Tanzil (30no) also found life very comfortable against Dean's bowling attack.

However, in gloomy conditions, Dean's reply was held up by bad light after 29 overs with the score on 105-6. Captain Ben Millar made 36.

Green collected 12 points for their efforts and Cookham Dean seven.

Dhillon's side are fourth in the table, 24 points adrift of leaders Ickenham, whose match against Cove was cancelled.

Boyne Hill's recent upturn in form suffered a knock as they lost by four wickets away to Falkland. Having been inserted in damp conditions, Hill reached 124 before being bowled out in the 46th over, with James Hammerton top scoring with 44. However, their progress was held up by accurate spells from Tom Ettridge, 3-34, and Charlie Dale, 3-19. Their total never looked enough to trouble Falkland and so it proved as the home side eased to victory for the loss of six overs in the 45th over.

Usman Ilyas did his best to hold them up, taking 4-23, but Will Herrington's (30) assured knock helped Falkland ease their relegation concerns.

Henley and Marlow continue to be locked together at the top of Division 2A after both sides won again at the weekend to pick up 25 points.

Henley 2nds thrashed Hounslow & Whitton by nine wickets, however, Marlow also impressed in their 77-run victory against Hayes.

Having been inserted Marlow declared on 209-4 after 47 overs and then bowled out their hosts for 132. Opener Spencer top scored for the visitors with 77, while Graeme Paskins wasn't far behind him and was unbeaten at the end on 70no. Phil Lines also chipped in with 33 to give Marlow a challenging total to defend.

Hayes were then undone by a bowling attack spearheaded by Harry Williams (4-32). Williams took three of the top four batsmen, including openers Joshua Painter (0) and Luke Manlow (34).

Kester Charlemange and Sam North also took a couple of wickets a piece as an in-form Marlow maintained their promotion challenge.

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