GORDON Morgan struck a superb century for Berkshire Over 50s as they beat Surrey by 24 runs at Sutton CC, writes Richard Ashton.

The opening batsman made 114 from 93 deliveries, and with Simon Myles also in free-flowing mood to score 95 from 69, Berkshire made an imposing 303-7 from their 45 overs.

The home side gave it a good go in the chase, with Jamie Dunckley (53), John Blackburn (50), captain Keith Fisher (43) and Barry Lineker (43no from 36) all among the runs as they were restricted to 279-6.

Myles (2-40) and John McDonald (2-65) were the pick of the Berkshire attack.

There was an agonising three-run defeat for Berkshire Over 50s 2nds at Surrey.

Surrey's opening pair of Don Taylor and captain Stephen King put on 71 for the first wicket, but they then lost four for 36 to crash to 107-4, Peter Henly (2-33) and Jason Carr (2-31) doing the damage in the middle overs.

Nigel Angus top scored with 44, but with spinners Ian Herrington (2-26) and Upendra Deshpande (2-53) also among the wickets, Surrey were kept to 218-8.

Berkshire's reply was an up-and-down affair, but they eventually came up short on 215, Gary Clarke (42) and Carr (40) the chief run-scorers.

There was also defeat for Berkshire Over 60s, who were thumped by 10 wickets at home to Surrey.

The home side collapsed to 38-6 at Wraysbury as Richard Clark (5-21) ran through the top order.

Opener Richard West (30) and Chad Cudjoe (52) steadied the ship, but with those two being the only players to make double figures, Berkshire's final total of 137 was horribly under-par.

The hosts battled bravely in the field, forcing Surrey to take 26.4 overs to win the game, skipper Chris Evans ending unbeaten on 76 from 91 balls.

There was more success for Berkshire Over 60s 2nds, who edged past Middlesex by four wickets at Hurley.

Fred Herbert (2-46) was the stand-out bowler for Berkshire as they kept the visitors to 236-6, and a 141-run second-wicket stand between Richard Wyatt (81) and Bill Munday (62) provided the basis for the hosts to reach 239-6 in 42.5 overs, Joe Richardson adding an unbeaten 31.