Chilterns League round-up: Braywood beat Crowthorne & Crown by 239 runs in lopsided fixture

Pinkneys Green’s Jack Stemp

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Braywood beat Crowthorne & Crown Wood by 239 runs in a lopsided fixture in the Chilterns League Championship on Saturday.

The result maintains the side’s unbeaten start to the season; however, they sit third having played a game fewer than leaders West Reading.

Saturday’s match was as one-sided as they come, with Braywood scoring 322-8 from their 45 overs, with Nasir Mehmood hitting an unbeaten 113 and Mohammed Ansar chipping in with 50.

Avinash Singh did his best to hold up the hosts’ charge, taking 3-33, but Crowthorne, who have now lost both of their opening league matches, never came close to challenging.

Just four of their batting line up, Daniel Cartledge, 10, Mike Brundish, 10, Christopher Emes, 10, and Vijay Bhatti, 24, made it to double figures as they capitulated to 83 all out in 27.3 overs. Braywood shared the wickets around as Kamran Hafeez (2-27), Ashan Malik (2-17) and Mohammed Waheed (2-11) each took a brace.

Next up for Braywood is a home game with Shinfield CC at the Turnbull Cricket Ground on Saturday.

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In the Chilterns Premiership, Pinkneys Green continued their impressive start to the season with an 87-run win over Braywood 2nds.

Having won the toss and elected to bat, the home team managed 231 runs before being bowled out after 45 overs.

Opener Vinay Reddy drove their innings on with 97 runs from 66 deliveries, but fell just short of a century, departing lbw to Raza Farooq (1-27).

Captain, and wicket keeper, Jack Stemp added 48 further down the order and their total proved to be more than defendable. With Saleem Ahmed taking 4-13 and Sam Griffiths chipping in with 3-37, the visitors were bowled out for just 144 in the 29th over, having been 84-2 at one stage.

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Hurley’s efforts to recover from their opening day debacle against Denham came up just short as they were beaten by 52 runs by Monks Risborough in Chilterns League Premiership. Having been bowled out for just 58 runs in last week’s 10-wicket defeat to Denhan, Hurley were hell bent on a response at Whiteleaf.

In fine conditions, they posted a competitive total of 185 all out in 39.1 overs, but Hurley’s bowlers stuck to their task with Saeed Ajmal taking 3-32.

Zaman and Gurpreet made a positive start with the bat for Hurley, but the former was adjudged lbw to Abdul Razzaq with the first ball of the second over.

The out-of-form Aman Singh was next to depart, caught at mid-off with the score on 26

At that point Hurley appeared to have a Chiltern escarpment to climb. Gurpreet was the next to fall, caught by Syed Raza on the off-side two overs later. Saeed Ajmal and Naeem Khan lifted the score to 53, but fell in consecutive overs with Habib Raja having a hand in both dismissals.

Yasir Gul and Amit Singh added 32 but departed in consecutive deliveries at the 19 over mark, leaving Hurley at a perilous eighty-five for seven. An eight-wicket stand of 42 between Jagdeep and Manpreet Singh, with plenty of overs in hand, caused the hosts some anxiety, but both fell to the excellent fielding of Humza Amjad and Humza wrapped up Hurley's innings four balls later.

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Littlewick Green got back to winning ways after last weekend’s opening day defeat to Pinkneys as they beat Knotty Green by 44 runs.

Batting first after winning the toss, the visitors put the pressure on with a score of 256 from 44 overs. Chunky contributions from the likes of Christie Green (64), Tom Maskel (47) and Pete Newman (43no) carried them to a total that Knotty couldn’t challenge. A top order collapse hardly helped, but Mike Widdowson (71) and Jordan Allison (33) kept them in the hunt for a while before Jake Ling (4-32) and co ended those hopes with some tight and accurate bowling.

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Holyport sit top of the Chilterns League Division 1 table after thrashing Pinkneys Green 2nds by 132 runs.

Opener Ghulam Mirza set the tone for the thumping win with an unbeaten 178 from 141 balls. His teammates played well around him as they finished on 333-5.

Pinkneys’ hopes were all but ended by a top order collapse, however, from 51-4, Tanveer Butt showed creditable resistance, scoring 105, but few of his teammates could stick with him long enough to make a game of it. Despite this valiant effort they finished on 201 all out in 38.3 overs.

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