Despite a wobble towards the end, Falkland Cricket Club managed to record a first win of the season as they beat Stoke Green by three wickets on Saturday.
After a strong start to their innings Falkland suffered a nervy spell, losing four wickets for just 11 runs.
But captain Craig Williams and Jason Williams steadied the ship after that, and a partnership of 45 ensured that Falkland got over the finishing line.
Stoke Green batted first and made an impressive start, getting to 61 before losing their first wicket, with Rob Jones catching Dan Simpson for 38.
His replacement Karanpreet Singh (2) only survived three balls before being caught, while Kabir Parmar was dismissed pretty cheaply for just seven.
The visitors built up a bit of steam and reached 137-3 before Raja Babar Ishtiaq was caught, followed by opener Saqlain Basharat who was dismissed for 45 to put them on 137-5.
Zulfi Butt (12) and Saud Ahmed (3) were the next to fall, before Vishal Arjan was stumped for 27 and Sukh Dhillon caught for six to leave Stoke on 187-9.
Ifraz Ashraf (12) and Irham Mughai managed to get a few more runs on the board before the latter was caught, giving Stoke Green a final tally of 205 all out after exactly 50 overs.
Falkland stepped up to bat and despite losing Paul Jenkins for just 10, made a decent start as James Bird (37), Jason’s brother Danny Williams (32) and Mark Abrams (27) got them up to 151-3.
However Abrams’ dismissal after being bowled by Butt sparked the beginning of a poor spell for Falkland.
Almost immediately Khalid Zafar Malik was caught for 20, while Rob Jones lasted five balls before he was out for a duck.
Sam Trumper added six, but when he was caught it left Falkland on 162-7 and with a bit of work to do to try and secure the victory.
But the pairing of Craig Williams (32) and Jason Williams (14) held firm, and they were able to get Falkland past Stoke Green’s total with three wickets to spare.
It sees Falkland move up to fourth in the Thames Valley Cricket League Division 1 standings with 28 points, among six teams separated by just three points.
Their next match is away at early league leaders Cove this Saturday.