BOYNE Hill are now four matches unbeaten in Division One of the Thames Valley League after a 67-run win against Cookham Dean on Saturday.

The home team reached 268-9 before league leaders Cookham were bowled out for 201.

The win means Boyne Hill have moved up one place to third position in the table before a trip to fifth-placed Cove this Saturday.

Cookham Dean saw their lead cut to 11 points and make the journey across Berkshire to bottom-of-the-table Reading on Saturday.

Stoke Green remain in second position following their 77-run victory over North Maidenhead last weekend.

Stoke won the toss and elected to bat first, the home team reaching 265-5 declared from 47 overs.

Number five Gagan Singh top-scored with an unbeaten 108 runs from 99 balls at a strike rate of 109.09. His innings lasted two hours and five minutes and included 14 boundaries plus six maximum shots.

Opener Kashif Abassi made 56 runs from 64 balls while number seven Pavinder Bhachu carried his bat through for an unbeaten 50.

Usman Ilyas was the best of the North Maidenhead bowlers with figures of 3-70 from 18 overs, which included the wicket of Abassi.

The visitors were then bowled out for 188 off 38.2 overs in response.

Number three Ilyas top-scored with 46 runs, while Imran Butt (43) and number nine Mirban Saleem (42) also came close to half-centuries.

Zulfi Butt led the Stoke Green bowling attack with figures of 4-88 from 13.2 overs, including the wicket of Saleem.

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