Boyne Hill pick up third consecutive victory after beating Burnham by five wickets

Samad Fallah.


Boyne Hill grabbed their third victory on the spin on Saturday having beaten Burnham by five wickets on home turf.

After dismissing their visitors for 176 in 49.3 overs, the hosts managed 182-5 after 41.4 overs in reply, with some steadfast batting coming from Usman Ilyas (26), Humza Ishaq (49), Tom Mellor (31), and Imran Butt (27).

Burnham’s best batsmen in the first innings were Fahad Raja (54) and Zain Ishaq (53no) as the rest of the order struggled to get to grips with Hill skipper Ziya Mohamed (3-55) and Samad Fallah (3-42).

As a result, Mohamed’s men rise to fourth to while Adnan Shabbir’s side remain at the foot of Division 1.

Cookham Dean were forced to share the spoils with Falkland after a lucrative first innings with the bat.

Inserted first away from home, Dean posted 339-7 dec from their 50 overs thanks to the impressive contributions of Patrick Castleden (44), Sohil Mangat (41), Deswin Currency (53), Greg Davis (102), and James Le Fleming (40). Tom Ettridge (4-76), meanwhile, took the best figures with the ball.

In reply, Falkland managed 209-4 from 36 overs, owed to the batting of James Bird who took 106no and Brandon Gilmour who knocked 56.

Dean move to seventh in the table following the result.

Elsewhere in the division, Stoke Green’s match with Ickenham was abandoned. Taking eight points from the encounter, Gagan Singh’s men stay in third place.

Marlow trounced Bushy Park by 10 wickets to retake third place in Division 2A.

Having won the toss and elected to field first, Marlow restricted their visitors to just 124 runs from 34.5 overs, with wicket-keeper James Churchman (34) recording the best figures with the bat as Mark Dozell claimed a superb 6-13.

The chase was incredibly comfortable for James Martin’s men as the top order partnership of Imran Nawaz (63no) and Will Bovill (62no) single-handedly reached the target in 20.3 overs.

Elsewhere, Wraysbury’s clash with High Wycombe 2nds was cancelled. Taking 14 points from the fixture, Wraysbury drop into second.

In Division 2B, Royal Ascot were beaten by 84 runs to Sulhamstead & Ufton at The Watson Oval, Jack’s Booth Ground.

After winning the toss, Sulhamstead batted first and managed a modest total of 179 all out from 48.4 overs. Phillip Walden struck 65 runs as first batsman and Christian Blackford chipped in with 45 later down the order.

With the ball, Mike Brown claimed 5-36 and Christo Karemaker took 3-39 for Ascot.

In reply, the visitors managed just 95 runs before being bowled all out in the 31st over with their best runs coming from Dylan Baker (22).

As a result, Ascot trade places with their opposition and find themselves in eighth.

In Division 3A, Windsor defeated Theale & Tilehurst by 43 runs to move into fourth, White Waltham drew with Aldershot to remain in ninth, and Thatcham Town stay in seventh as their game with Sonning was cancelled.

In Division 3B, Maidenhead & Bray (fourth) beat Harefield 2nds by five wickets while Farnham Royal (eighth) were beaten by six wickets to OMT.

Elsewhere, Taplow (eighth) drew with Falkland 2nds in Division 4A, while Wooburn Narkovians (first) thumped Beaconsfield 2nds by 75 runs and Farnham Common (third) defeated Cookham Dean 2nds by six wickets in Division 4B.

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