Falkland Cricket Club jumped up a place in Division One of the Thames Valley Cricket League to fourth after securing a two-wicket victory over Windsor on Saturday.
It was a hard fought result as Windsor looked to be cruising in the early stages of their innings, but Falkland dug in to claim the win.
Windsor got off to an amazing start to their innings, and were on 114 before losing their first wicket as Saranga Rajaguru bowled James Hawkes for 46.
Rajaguru then got going, claiming four more wickets in quick succession before Hamza Riazuddin was able to dismiss Windsor’s opener Jason Pennisi for 82.
After their two opening batsmen’s performances there wasn’t much more to come for Windsor, and they eventually ended on 203-8 after 50 overs.
Falkland then began their innings and rather than any standout showings, the majority of the side posted respectable scores to gradually close in on Windsor’s overall total.
Paul Jenkins (27), James Bird (34), Riazuddin (17), Rajaguru (36), Will Langmead (25) and Craig Williams (34) put in solid displays with the bat as Falkland reached 207-8 with seven overs remaining.
The result moved Falkland ahead of Cove in the Division One standings, with third-placed Wokingham their next target.
Elsewhere, Thatcham Town suffered a shock two-wicket defeat in their fixture against Division 2B bottom side Chiswick & Whitton.
Thatcham batted first and were all out for 136 in the 33rd over, with John Williams providing the best score of 41.
And while Chiswick took longer to get to the total, they moved onto 137-8 in the 45th over to secure victory, despite Williams claiming five wickets.
It drops Thatcham to sixth in Division 2B, with High Wycombe 2nds moving ahead as a result.
And in Division 3A, Newbury were well beaten in their face-off with Yateley 2nds, losing by nine wickets.
Newbury had set a mediocre target of 153 all out, with Martin Walker contributing 45 to the total.
However Yateley’s openers Devan Sharma (78, not out) and Harry Maxfield (71) almost surpassed that by themselves, with Manu Rawat adding the final five to give them the win.
Newbury slip to fourth in Division 3A as a result, nine points adrift of Finchampstead 3rds.
All three teams return to action this Saturday as Falkland host Wokingham, Thatcham play Hurst at home, while Newbury enjoy a local derby with Falkland 2nds.