NORTH Maidenhead have maintained their perfect start to the new season in Division One of the Thames Valley Cricket League after a 102-run victory at High Wycombe 2s on Saturday.

The Summerleaze-based side have won all four matches so far this summer and continue to set the early pace along with league leaders Cove.

North Maidenhead

won the coin toss and elected to bat first, reaching 327-7 from their allotted 50 overs.

Opening batsman Faheem Quereshi top-scored with 126 runs from 125 balls, including 17 boundaries. He has now scored over 400 runs this season, with three centuries, at an average of 204.50.

Number three Usman Ilyas made 68 from 71, with 10 boundaries. He and Quereshi put on 160 runs for the second wicket, after an opening stand of 66 between Quereshi and Shafiq Khan (17).

Iain Hill was the pick of the High Wycombe bowlers with his figures of 2-56 from 10 overs, which includes the wicket of Qureshi and captain Imran Butt (17).

Hill was backed up by Sathees Chandrasegaram, who claimed 2-75 from his 10 overs.

The visitors reached 225 runs all out from 43.3 overs in response for a third defeat this season which sees them drop into the two relegation spots.

Number nine Chandrasegaram was the top scorer with 52 runs from 82 balls, with six boundaries and two maximum hits.

Mubashir Hussain made 23 batting at number 10, and he and Chandrasegaram put on 50 runs for the ninth wicket.

Sam Buckfield earlier made 32 and opening batsman Aashi Zaib 28.

John was the best of the North Maidenhead bowlers with his figures of 4-46 from 10 overs, which included the wicket of Sam Parry for a third-ball duck.

Faeez Shamsi claimed the wickets of both openers Zaib and Teddy Casterton (15) in his 2-42 from four overs, while Faizan Shamsi took 2-43 from 6.3 overs.

North Maidenhead make the short trip to rival club Boyne Hill this Saturday (1pm). Their hosts won at Wargrave by one wicket last weekend.

Batting first, Wargrave reached 261-7 from 50 overs thanks to Micheal Holder (102), while Ziya Mohamed claimed 4-32 from 10 overs.

Boyne Hill

managed 264-9 from 49.3 overs in response for the victory. Sajid Ali made 56 and Simon Carter 50, while Mark Firth took 3-35.