WHITE Waltham returned to winning form in Division 4a of the Thames Valley League after a 111-run victory against Reading 2s on Saturday.

The Maidenhead-based club suffered a first defeat of the season last weekend but were quick to set the record straight and move to the top of the table.

Reading won the coin toss and invited the home team to bat first, with White Waltham reaching 281-7 from their allotted 45 overs.

Number six Ben Scarborough carried his bat through for an unbeaten 82 runs, with 11 boundaries and four maximum hits. He put on 78 runs for the fifth wicket with Andy Elliott (31).

Captain Chris Metherell made 54 and fellow opening batsman Sam Warren 49. The pair enjoyed a first wicket stand of 103 runs.

Dani Katuri was the pick of the Reading bowlers with his figures of 3-49 from 10 overs, which included the wicket of Metherell.

Aditya Srinivasan took the wickets of Warren in his 3-56 from 10 overs, while the other wicket fell to Pritesh Benawra (1-44 from seven overs).

The visitors managed 170 runs all out from 41.4 overs in response to lose their 100 per-cent winning record this season.

Captain and opening batsman Khurram Mahmood was the leading runs scorer with 39.

Number nine Benawra finished unbeaten with 23 and he and Srinivasan (23) made 61 runs in a ninth wicket partnership.

Luke Beard led the White Waltham bowling attack with his figures of 4-37 from 10 overs, which includes the wickets of Michael Griesel, Chris Priddle and Manav Mahesh all for ducks.

Max Ring took the wickets of both opening batsman Vikramjit Sidhu (2) and Mahmood in his 3-53 from 10 overs.

White Waltham host rivals North Maidenhead 2s this Saturday (1pm) with the visitors still looking for a first win this season after five defeats.

North Maidenhead suffered a first defeat this summer when losing by 10 wickets at Boyne Hill in Division One last weekend.

Boyne Hill won the toss and put their guests into bat first with Maidenhead being skittled for just 66 runs inside 26 overs.

Number nine Faizan Shamsi top-scored with 13 runs, Sahaan John 12 and Mirban Saleem 11.

Ziya Mohamed was the chief destroyer for the home side with his figures of 4-25 from 6.3 overs, which includes the wicket of Shazad Asghar for a golden duck.

Hamid Riaz took the wicket of Qamar Shan for a duck in his 2-12 from 10 overs, while Chris Shave claimed 2-13 from three overs.

Boyne Hill managed 68-0 from 7.1 overs in response for a fourth win this season which sees them leapfrog North Maidenhead into second place in the league table.

Matthew Leipold blasted 57 runs from 26 balls, with nine boundaries and three maximum hits. Tom Mellor made eight from 18 balls.

Boyne Hill travel to Gerrards Cross whilst North Maidenhead return to Summerleaze for the visit of Cove this Saturday.

Stoke Green are still searching for a first away win this season following their 45-run defeat at Falkland last weekend.

The visitors won the toss and put Falkland into bat first, the home side reaching 175-9 from 40 overs.

Number eight Craig Williams top scored with an unbeaten 39, while Daminda Kolugala made 38 and Sunil Sharma 24.

Zulfi Butt was the pick of the Stoke bowlers with his figures of 3-10 from eight overs, which included five maidens and the wicket of Sharma.

Syed Kami took the wickets of James Lauder (5) and Ben Piper (11) in his 2-29 from eight overs, while Drij Vyas claimed 2-39 from seven overs.

The away side managed 130 runs all out from 29.3 overs in response to suffer a fourth defeat in five matches this season, which leaves them in seventh position in the league table.

Number six Muhammad Nadeem top scored with 34 runs, while Saqlain Basharat added 19 and opening batsman Dan Simpson 18.

Kolugala led the Falkland bowling attack with his figures of 3-19 from 6.3 overs, which included the wicket of Butt for a third ball duck.

Sharma took the wickets of both opening batsman, Simpson and Kashif Abassi (8) in his 2-29 from eight overs, while Sagar Chhabria returned the same figures from four overs.

Stoke Green make the short trip to Slough 2s this Saturday.

Maidenhead & Bray remain in fourth position in Division 2a despite a four-wicket defeat at Kidmore End on Saturday.

Kieran Grey made 80 runs in the visitors’ total of 183 all out from 43.3 overs. Guy Ashby took 3-18 from 6.3 overs.

Kidmore responded with 184-6 from 42.3 overs thanks to an unbeaten 50 from Tom Sheldon. Shabbir Mookhtiar took 2-27 from 10 overs.

Windsor have fallen to the bottom of the league table following their two-wicket defeat at the hands of Chesham 2s at Home Park.

Captain Kristan Baumgartner made 25 runs before Ollie Jordan took 4-31 for the losing side.