Craig Williams was the star fielder on Saturday as Falkland Cricket Club held on for a draw against Boyne Hill.
The club captain made three catches and stumped two others as Falkland got their opponents all out for 252.
However they weren’t able to pick up the runs quickly enough themselves, and had to settle for a share of the spoils after finishing on 205-8.
Boyne Hill were put in to bat first and Williams made his impact early on, with his three catches claiming the first wickets.
Chris Shave was first to go for a duck, before Tom Mellor (15) and Hamid Riaz (12) followed to leave Boyne Hill on 41-3.
Matthew Leipold was putting in a good showing and reached 46, before Falkland snatched a couple of cheap wickets – Josh Roguski scoring just five and Ziya Mohamed nothing.
Alex Bartlett added 20 before being run out, but all this time Ollie Clayson had been adding up the runs and got to 81 off 87 balls before he was finally caught.
William Neal (24) and Mark Firth (32) got some late runs on the board, eventually ending up on 252.
It was then Falkland’s turn to bat, with Paul Jenkins (13), Danny Williams (10) and Jim Ettridge (7) the early casualties.
Opener James Bird had been steadily racking up the runs however, and reached 44 before being caught.
Daminda Kolugula was bowled for 11 after just 11 balls, leaving the solid partnership of Mark Abrams and Khalid Zafar Malik at the crease.
Both managed to get a chunk of runs with 63 and 47 respectively, but it wasn’t coming quickly enough as the overs started to tick by.
Falkland had reached 190 by the time Malik was out for LBW, but by that time there was only a handful of overs left and a 60-run deficit to make up.
At the end it was Jason Williams and Charlie Dale who saw out the innings, with Falkland ending up 47 runs shy, and earning 10 points for the draw.
It means that Falkland drop down to sixth in Division One of the Thames Valley Cricket League on 84 points, although they are just 12 behind Wokingham in second.
Falkland’s next match is a visit to Cookham Dean this Saturday.