BERKSHIRE Over 60s suffered a disappointing day at the office as they were battered by eight wickets at Buckinghamshire, writes Richard Ashton.

The visitors chose to bat and openers Dave Tooze (25) and Richard West (24) gave them a solid start.

However, that was as good as it got for the away side, with only Phil Ridgeway (23) and Chad Cudjoe (12) managing to reach double figures in a sub-par score of 110.

Chris Johnson (4-25) and Dave Brooker (3-20) were the destroyers-in-chief for Buckinghamshire, who chased their target down in 26.4 overs on the back of an unbeaten 66 from Keith Wallis.

Cudjoe (1-16) and West (1-17) were the two wicket-takers for Berkshire, who sit fourth out of six in the South Group of the County Championship with two games left to play.

Don Townsin struck a brilliant 70, but Berkshire Over 60s 2nds also slipped to a seven-wicket defeat at Kent.

Joe Richardson added 35 not out in Berkshire’s total of 163-7 in 45 overs, and despite Nigel Haines taking 2-35 from his nine overs, Kent were able to reach their target with almost eight overs to spare.

Berkshire Over 50s lost by 21 runs to Buckinghamshire in their clash at Falkland.

John McDonald (3-48) , Dave Goodman (2-47) and Simon Myles (2-28) were among the wickets as Bucks totalled 253-9, before Berkshire crashed to 18-4.

A stunning 164-run fifth-wicket stand between skipper Gary Loveday (64) and Richard O’Toole (91) put Berks in command, but their departure prompted a collapse which left the home side 232 all out.

Berkshire Over 50s 2nds (162-9) lost a thriller to Essex (165-9) by one wicket at Royal Ascot on Thursday.