WHITE Waltham are now three matches without a home win in Division 4A of the Thames Valley League after a 107-run defeat against Binfield on Saturday.

Binfield won the coin toss and elected to bat first, the visitors making 283 runs all out off 52 overs.

Number seven James Collett carried his bat through for an unbeaten 69 in his first half-century of the season.

Collett put on 74 runs with Tom Andrews (36) for the sixth wicket and then added 62 in a ninth-wicket partnership with Jack Collett (16).

Chris Morgan (35) and Shaun Millar (20) put on 60 runs for the third wicket, before Duncan Wessels made 35 batting at number eight.

The wickets were shared amongst the five White Waltham bowlers with Jaitej Walia the pick of them with figures of 3-53 from 10 overs.

James Nunn claimed number five Alex Jackson for a duck in his 2-43, while Dan Molloy took 2-49 and Luke Beard 2-100.

The home team managed 176 runs all out off 40.2 overs in response and have dropped one place to seventh position in the league table.

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PHOTO: White Waltham batsman Ben Scarborough (12) defends his wicket from Binfield bowler Duncan Wessels (3-27).

Captain and opening batsman Chris Metherell top-scored with 48 runs, before number eight Max Ring finished unbeaten on 40.

Wessels was the best of the six bowlers used by Binfield with figures of 3-27 from 11 overs, which included the wicket of Beard for a duck.

Andrews took the wicket of Metherell in his 3-29 and Morgan chipped in with 2-21.

White Waltham make the trip across Berkshire to fourth-placed Newbury this Saturday (1pm).

Farnham Royal remain in fifth position in Division 3A despite their 102-run defeat away at High Wycombe 3s on Saturday.

Ben Pulsford claimed his first five-wicket-haul (5-53) of the season, before Eshwar Dutta top-scored with 25 runs.

Farnham Royal return to Church Road for the visit of seventh-placed Finchampstead 3s this Saturday (1pm).

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