ARSHAD Mohamed starred with bat and ball as Woodley cruised to an eight-wicket victory at Sandhurst in the Premier Division, writes Richard Ashton.

Captain Adam Birch top scored with 65 as the Camels were restricted to 176-7 in their 45 overs, Mohamed (3-33) and Miraque Badurdeen (3-46) the pick of the Woodley attack.

The visitors lost a couple of wickets early in their reply, but a brilliant unbeaten third-wicket stand between Mohamed (84no) and Mohamed Rizvi Azees (67no) hustled Woodley to victory on 180-2 with almost 15 overs to spare.

Champions-elect Checkendon dominated their draw with lowly Ibis Mapledurham.

Openers John Acland-Hood (93) and Ujwal Tickoo (40) gave Checks a solid base for their total of 246-7, Errol Masters the standout bowler with 4-52 from his 12 overs.

Only three Ibis batsmen reached double figures, but with Peter Weston (72) and Lewis Hart (50) both making half centuries, they were able to hang on grimly on 172-9.

Tony Breakspear (4-18) and Amol Tyagi (4-49) bowled impressively for Checkendon.

A brilliant spell by Ashok Singh (5-10) inspired Mortimer West End to an easy nine-wicket victory against Farley Hill.

Akeesh Khokhar (65) and Simon Longfield (40) batted well as the visitors were bowled out for 176, but that never looked like being enough as Will Bray (96no) and Abrar Pewakar (66no) took their side to victory in 35.4 overs.

The experienced duo of Jonny Aldridge and Pete Roberts defended stoutly for the final seven overs to earn Woodcote a losing draw at Goring.

Openers Chris Winterbottom (92) and Ollie Carrier (85) led the charge as the hosts racked up 224-6, and despite Paul Knox making an excellent 71, Woodcote could only hang on at 174-9.

Winterbottom (3-27) completed a fine all-round performance individually, while Parvesh Dabra also shone with 4-42.

Division One leaders Shinfield lost by 24 runs in their top-of-the-table clash at home to Stratfield Turgis to blow the title race open.

Abishek Singh (62) and Adam Brown (42) batted well for Stratfield, although they could only muster 183 as Richard Madgwick took 6-33.

Opener Naveed Naseer top scored with 53 in reply, but a fine spell from Tom Clay (5-20) proved key in knocking the table-toppers over for 159.

Third-placed Twyford & Ruscombe dominated their draw at home to lowly Earley.

Adam Henley (98), Kunwar Khan (68no) and Marc Teal (54 from 33 balls) fired Twyford to 290-6, but their decision not to declare allowed Earley to hang on at 240-7.

Mohamed Zameer blasted 74 from 63 balls for Earley, with Ollie Johnson (44no from 34) and Gary Shacklady (43) also chipping in with useful contributions as Shiva Nagam claimed 4-67.

Waltham St Lawrence pulled off a remarkable run chase to defeat Woodley 2nds by seven wickets.

Pradeep Kadloor (64) and Rohit Ranjan (42) helped Woodley to a decent total of 268, but Zaheer Gujjar’s stunning 90 not out and half centuries from Wasim Javed (68) and Sree Venkata (57) ensured Saints reached their target with 10 balls to spare.

Peppard Stoke Row 2nds secured back-to-back wins with a 104-run trouncing of West Reading 2nds.

Teenager George Lee (69), Olly Nicholson (53no from 25 balls) and Nick Sedgwick (52), who made his maiden half century for the club, showed fine form as the hosts smashed their way to 303-8, Samad Khan taking 4-33.

Wests struggled in reply, with only Emad Khan and Rafay Iqbal (both 48) looking dangerous, and with leg spinner Josh Perkins bagging 4-37, the visitors were bowled out for 199.

Crowthorne & Crown Wood 2nds collected 35 points after Hawley conceded their fixture.

Division Two leaders Shinfield 2nds raced to an eight-wicket victory at Knowl Hill.

Anthony Stott top scored with 42 in Hill’s 149-8, but Paritosh Singh blasted 81 from just 69 balls as Shinfield reached their target in 23.5 overs.

Second-placed West Reading 3rds hammered Purley on Thames 3rds by nine wickets.

Openers Abdul Kuddush (59) and Anwar Subhani (49) gave Purley a solid start, but they were eventually bowled out for 221 with Khaled Khan taking 4-33.

Wests eased home in reply, with Adam Khan (61 retired hurt), Fahad Raja (80) and Ghalib Hussain (42no) all in good nick.

Ashley Gander (3-41 and 45) was in fine form with both bat and ball for Warfield as they beat Sulhamstead 3rds by four wickets.

Jack Stanley scored 54 of Sully’s 200, but with Gander and David Wilson (44) batting well, Warfield knocked the runs off in 32.5 overs.

Under 15 Will Wakelam made his first senior 50 for Peppard Stoke Row 3rds, but it came in a losing cause at home to Wokingham 6ths.

Wakelam (52no) batted well as the hosts totalled 185-7, but Chinmay Kulkarni (84no) and Sean Bendall (79no) added an unbroken 164 for the third wicket to win the game for the Oaks.

Mortimer West End 2nds continued their relentless charge towards the Division Three title with a six-wicket win at Crowthorne & Crown Wood 3rds.

Andy Hobart (4-24) starred as the Crows were kept to 161-9 in 40 overs, and the all-rounder then made an unbeaten 76 to lead his side home.

Steve Mapes (5-27) and Shiv Muniyappa (4-22) starred for Earley 2nds (215-7) as they annihilated West Reading 4ths (90) by 125 runs, while Falkland Development beat Mortimer by 73 runs. Ben Thomas scored 53 for the hosts as they declared on 245-7 in 40 overs, and Mortimer ended on 172.