For the second week in a row Falkland Cricket Club had to settle for a draw as they went up against Yateley on Saturday.
They fell short in chasing down Yateley’s all out benchmark of 244, finishing on 187-8 after their 48 overs.
Yateley batted first, with James Halson (51) and Dan Vincent (65) getting a good haul of runs.
However good bowling from Jason Williams and Daminda Kolugala saw them grab three wickets each, with two for Saranga Rajaguru and one for Paul Jenkins as Yateley fell for 244 in their final over.
Jenkins was the star man for Falkland with the bat, as the opener fired 76 off 110 balls,
Rajaguru managed to add 30, but there wasn’t too much to cheer about for the rest of the batting order as no-one else managed to get above 20.
However the final pair of Craig Williams (17) and Jason Williams (4) were able to hang on at the end, facing 35 balls between them and salvaging their side a draw.
The result sees Falkland slip down to sixth in Division One of the Thames Valley Cricket League, but remain in touch with Boyne Hill one place above.
Elsewhere, half centuries from Tom Mahoney and Chris Wright weren’t enough to prevent Thatcham Town Cricket Club from defeat against Henley in their Division 2B fixture.
Thatcham set a respectable target of 202, with Steven Bartholomew (48) also coming close to the 50 mark alongside Mahoney (51) and Wright (58, not out).
But a not out 93 from Henley’s David Allaway, coupled with a not out 52 from Will Legg, ensured that Henley sailed past Thatcham’s total with six wickets to spare.
Thatcham remain sixth in their division though, but with Wargrave and Beaconsfield close behind in seventh and eighth.
And there was joy for Newbury Cricket Club as they picked up a seven-wicket victory over Cove in Division 3A.
Newbury were able to dismiss Cove for just 148, thanks largely to an impressive bowling display from Sat Pal, who got six wickets.
Stuart Goddard (41) and Dan Harris (62, not out) then did well with the bat for Newbury, as they reached 150-3 to take the win.
They are third in Division 3A, although there is a 62-point gap to second-placed Sonning and the final promotion spot.
All three sides are back in action with home ties on Saturday afternoon as Falkland host Marlow, Thatcham play High Wycombe and Newbury go up against Reading.