Newbury Cricket Club remain rooted to the bottom of Division 3A of the Thames Valley Cricket League after a heavy defeat against Fleet.
They were all out for just 105 on an afternoon to forget, as they slumped to their fifth defeat out of five.
Newbury batted first and it was opener Charlie Anstey who would record their highest score of the innings, getting to 32 off 67 balls.
In contrast, fellow opener Rohit Sengupta could only hit three off 32 balls, while the following three batters of Sean Wilson (0), Mark Hughes (9) and Austin Keep (0) couldn’t offer much more.
Rajeev Hanabe got into double figures with 13, before another two went for a duck – Kevin Mills and Nick Ferguson only facing seven balls between them.
Singh did manage to score 20 towards the end, and along with Ed Uden’s not out 12 it left Newbury on 105.
But it wouldn’t take Fleet long to overhaul that target, and ultimately completed the task in their 23rd over.
Harry and Howard Bywaters both hit not out totals of 45 each to almost accomplish the feat single handedly.
Kevin Mills did pick up the two wickets of Jake English (0) and David Gurney (12), but Fleet were convincing winners.
Newbury’s next game is at home to Finchampstead 3rds, who are sixth in the standings.
Thatcham back on form after beating Royal Ascot
Thatcham Town Cricket Club returned to winning ways with a victory over Royal Ascot in Division 2B.
Ascot had set a target of 169 for Thatcham to chase down, having lost their final wicket in the 51st over.
Chris Bird and Alex Wood picked up seven wickets between them to limit Ascot’s total.
And despite almost running out of overs, Thatcham were able to reach 170-7 to snatch victory, helped by a 54 from Ryan Lewis.
It comes after Thatcham had lost by 50 runs to Burnham 2nds last week.
This weekend’s result moves Thatcham up to fifth in the table with 89 points, with Ascot slipping down to fourth as a consequence of their defeat.
Thatcham’s next game is away to Hurst this Saturday.