BEACONSFIELD have maintained their unbeaten start to the season in Division 2b after a 32-run win at Reading on Saturday.

On a used pitch conducive to spin, a super spell from off-spinners Joe Bracey and Zia Ashraf saw the away side to victory at Sonning Lane.


won the coin toss and chose to bat first but struggled in the conditions and were all out for 137 runs in 49.5 overs.

Opener Ashraf and Nilesh Odedra, batting at number five, were the leading runs scorers with 35, the latter carrying his bat through to the finish, while David Heavyside made 26 and Freddie Pestana 17.

Reading spinner Khalid Malik was the pick of the bowling attack with his figures of 7-46 from 21 overs, which included the wickets of Johnny Bowers, James Rendell and Ed Barnett all without troubling the scorers.

It is the first time this season Malik has take five wickets or more in a match and brings his average down to 13.00.

A Beaconsfield win looked unlikely but Bracey and Ashraf proved too good and bowled out the hosts for 105 runs in 30.2 overs.

Bracey returned figures of 6-51 from 15 overs, which included the wickets of opening batsman Sanjit Jheeta (26) and number three Rahul Bharti (17).

It is his first five-wicket haul of the season and means he now averages 11.50 with the ball for the summer.

Ashraf took the wickets of both Malik and Atif Nasim for a duck in his 4-31 from 9.2 overs.

Number seven Amardeep Dosanjh made 24 and Liam Jones, batting at number six, was the only other batsman to reach double figures with 12.

The win means Beaconsfield remain in second position in the league table ahead of a visit from leaders Hurst this Saturday (1pm start).

Amersham 2s have dropped one place to fourth position in Division 2a following their winning draw at bottom side Kidmore End.


won the toss and elected to bat first at The Hamlet, reaching 203-8 from 50 overs.

Opening batsman Alex Cole was the leading runs scorer with 79 from 102 balls, including 12 boundaries and one maximum hit.

Fellow opener Joe Shuttle made 18 from 66 balls and the pair put on 83 runs for the first wicket, before captain Chris Flemming added 22 and Nick Buchanan an unbeaten 23.

Reinardt Swart was the pick of the Kidmore End bowling attack with his figures of 4-26 from 10 overs, which included the wickets of Cole and Flemming.

Guy Ashby took the wickets of Shuttle and Oliver Haddock (12) in his 4-76 from 18 overs.

The home side managed 155-7 from 48 overs in response to suffer a third defeat this season which keeps them rooted to the bottom of the table.

Number six Tom Sheldon top-scored with 41 runs from 42 balls, including five boundaries and one maximum hit.

Ashby, batting at number eight, finished unbeaten with 29 whilst Jake Leach added 28 and opener Abid Ul Wahab 14.

Buchanan led the bowling attack with his figures of 3-31 from 10 overs, which included the wicket of Zak Leonard for a fourth-ball duck.

The other wickets fell to Samuel Rance (2-40), Cole (1-13) and David Atkinson (1-21).

Amersham 2s host second-in-the-table Eversley this Saturday.

Chesham 2s have moved up three places to fifth position in the league table after a six-wicket home win against Kew.

Chris Royals took 4-31 and Alex Watson 3-40 as Kew were bowled out for 143 runs from 45.5 overs.

The hosts responded with 146-4 from 32.4 overs thanks to Todd Bamber (44), Mark Hughes-D'Aeth (33) and Theo Weatherall (25*)

Chesham make the trip to Maidenhead & Bray this Saturday.

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