Thames Valley League round-up: Boyne Hill dismissed for 82 while Marlow are defeated away

Kabir Parmar

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Stoke Green remain perched in second place in the division after they defeated Boyne Hill by seven wickets at the weekend.

Boyne Hill put themselves into bat first upon winning the toss, achieving 82-10 from their 31.3 overs, mainly stifled by Jamie Odell’s 4-14.

Green responded well in the second innings and had little to no trouble reaching the target with three wickets surrendered, their score 87-3 from 17 overs.

In Division 2A, Marlow felt the pressure of Chesham 2nds as they were defeated by 85 runs on Saturday.

Star man Harry Williams had a significantly quieter afternoon to that of seven days earlier and, having put their hosts into bat first, Marlow’s bowlers had trouble nullifying Alex Watson (55), Chris Royals (47) and Henry Moore (36) as Chesham made 195-10 from 46.5 overs.

In reply, Marlow fell short with the bat, making 110-10 from their 46.5 overs with captain Sergio Fedee (22) striking the best numbers.

It was a similar story for Maidenhead & Bray at the weekend as they were defeated by 73 runs to hosts Tring Park 2nds.

Tring’s Harry Grinham (49), Alastair Partner (38), and Will Darraugh (32) were consistent with the bat with Bray’s Louis Blackwell taking 3-45 with the ball. At the end of the first innings, the hosts had made 176-9 from their 52 overs.

Maidenhead & Bray could only muster 103 all out from 34 overs in response, with Oliver Hawker (48) picking up the best figures and Rahil Zaman taking 4-31 for Tring. The result keeps them firmly entrenched in ninth in the division.

In Division 2B, Eversley beat Thatcham Town by a narrow two wickets.

Having been inserted, Town found it a tough task fending off Benjamin Salter (4-44) and Edward Campion’s (3-24) bowling. At the end of the first innings, they had managed 134-10 from 47 overs.

While Nick Bishop (3-45) and Chris Bird (3-34) matched their hosts’ efforts with the ball, Eversley managed to secure several vital runs thanks to James Magowan (37) and Ayush Verma (27).

Eversley managed 136-8 from 39.3 overs to remain third in the table and leave Town in sixth.

Reading found success on home turf as they defeated Kidmore End by 51 runs at the weekend.

Batting first, the hosts tallied 158-8 from 52 overs with Amardeep Dosanjh (53) top scoring for them. The visitors’ response was well muted by Vipin Taliyan (6-25) as they made 107-10 from 41.4 overs.

Reading remain league leaders. Elsewhere in the division, Hurst’s struggles continue as they were beaten by Binfield by six wickets.

Binfield took the victory with 176-4 from 36.2 overs, taking them fourth and leaving Hurst seventh.

In Division 3A, Taplow drew with Boyne Hill 2nds, Cove 2nds beat White Waltham by four wickets and in a heated local derby Royal Ascot lost to Windsor by a solitary wicket.

And in Division 3B, Farnham Royal were defeated by seven wickets to Gerrards Cross 2nds, and Wraysbury beat High Wycombe 3rds by eight wickets.

In Division 5A, Burnham 3rds pipped Wooburn Narkovians by one wicket, and Amersham 3rds drew with Farnham Common.

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