COOKHAM Dean secured their Division One survival with a nerve-jangling 13-run victory at Falkland.

Captain Ben Millar led from the front with 47, and allied to a useful unbeaten 48 from Tom Fray, the visitors were able to post 214-5 in their 50 overs.

Wasim Ahmed (3-44) tore into the Falkland batting line-up, and at 93-7, it appeared the game was up for the West Berkshire side.

However, a battling 48 not out from Jason Williams gave them hope, only for Zimbabwean star Tapiwa Mufudza (3-47) to help Cookham bowl their opponents out for 201.

Cookham Dean host second-bottom Marlow on Saturday (12.30pm).

Fine knocks from Ziya Mohamed (69no) and Hamad Riaz (66) inspired third-placed Boyne Hill to a 53-run success at Marlow.

Tom Mellor’s men totalled 222-9, and it was the captain himself who did the damage with the ball, claiming 4-22 as the hosts were bowled out for 169.

Boyne Hill host Stoke Green on Saturday (12.30pm).

Stoke Green remain fifth despite losing to Henley 2nds by four wickets.

Vishal Arjan top scored as Stoke were restricted to 203-8, but despite the best efforts of Irham Mughal (3-40) Henley reached 204-6 with 19 balls to spare.

Division 2

SAEED Bukhari cracked a sensational 142 as North Maidenhead moved to the brink of the Division 2a title with a 154-run drubbing of neighbours Maidenhead & Bray.

Bukhari paved the way for Maids to rack up 280-8, and M&B were never in the running after Usman Ilyas (5-33) and Sahaan John (3-14) got to work.

North Maidenhead – who need just 11 points to guarantee the championship – visit Kidmore End on Saturday, while Maidenhead & Bray are at home to Bagshot (both 12.30pm).

Ollie Jordan produced a fabulous 10-over spell to take 4-7 as Windsor annihilated Kidmore End by nine wickets.

Tom Hartidge also picked up 3-28 as Kidmore were bundled out for just 88, and Kristan Baumgartner’s 39-ball 44 helped Windsor home in just 12 overs.

Windsor host Eversley on Saturday (12.30pm).

Yaqoot Rafiq blasted 60 from only 39 balls as Division 2b table-toppers Slough 2nds (245) beat Burnham 2nds (151) by 94 runs.

Habib Khan (4-42) had impressed with the ball in the first innings, but Humza Majid (3-33) and Syed Ali Shah (3-23) had the final word as Burnham were left on the brink of relegation.

Division 3

IN Division 3b, Datchet 2nds (84-0) crushed Gerrards Cross 2nds (80) by 10 wickets on the back of fine performances from Andy Dick (4-17) and Ben Tyler (62no).

Division 4

ANWAR Khan (7-25) skittled High Wycombe 3rds for just 98 in Division 4a, but his Slough 3rds (70) side then suffered a shocker with the bat as they lost by 28 runs.

Dawood Baig took 4-69, but Burnham 3rds (68) lost by 189 runs to NPL (257-9 declared after 35.2 overs).

In Division 4b, Rohan Agrawal (4-25) and Matt Shave (48no) inspired table-topping Farnham Royal (178-5) to a five-wicket triumph against Marlow 2nds (174).

Farnham Royal host Wooburn Narkovians in a top-of-the-table clash on Saturday (12.30pm).

Stoke Green 2nds (189) had the better of a draw at Theale & Tilehurst (165-8), while Cookham Dean 2nds were beaten by six wickets at home to Thatcham Town 2nds .

Greg Davis top scored with 44 for the Dean, but their total of 189 proved insufficient.

A potential thriller between North Maidenhead 2nds (78) and British Airways (52-5) was abandoned mid-match.

Division 5

MAIDENHEAD & Bray 2nds climbed into the Division 5b promotion places with a one-wicket win against Wargrave 2nds.

Matt Armstrong was the pick of the M&B attack as he took 2-28 from 16 overs, but an unbeaten 50 from James Moss helped the visitors post a respectable 185-9.

Opener Josh Wallace (33) top scored in the Maidenhead reply, and they looked on course for victory until a lower-order collapse left the game in favour of Wargrave.

However, Will Western-Kaye (21no) and Armstrong (11no) fashioned a match-winning final partnership as M&B snatched a vital victory with just four balls to spare.

Relegation-threatened Slough 4ths were beaten by three wickets at Falkland 3rds.

Raheem Sher made 30 as Slough were bowled out for 130, and Nigel Trumper’s 43 guided Falkland home.

Division 6

BURNHAM 4ths (201-6) leapfrogged Farnham Common (198) into the Division 6a promotion places with a four-wicket win.

A dismal batting display cost Cookham Dean 3rds dear as they lost by 77 runs at home to Chenies & Latimer 3rds.

Andrew Pett (3-16), Aaron Calver (3-17) and James Taylor (3-35) impressed with the ball as Chenies were knocked over for 143, but Cookham were then skittled for 66.

Toby Grant top scored with 54, but it was not enough for Datchet 3rds (148), who lost by four wickets to Teddington Town 2nds (150-6).

In Division 6b, Farnham Common 2nds (88) lost by nine wickets to Cove 3rds (92-1).

Division 7

DIVISION 7a promotion-chasers North Maidenhead 3rds stayed second after a comfortable five-wicket success at Wokingham 4ths.

Adil Ashraq was the pick of the Maids attack as they restricted the Oaks to 138-7, and Rehmat Hussain’s unbeaten 49 ensured the run chase went smoothly.

Arul Appavoo (4-53) starred for Maidenhead & Bray 3rds (144-6) as they beat Fleet 2nds (143-9) by four wickets, Vijay Kalalbandi (48) and Jatin Bathla (45) doing the damage with the bat for the victors.

Division 8

KIERAN Lall (74) and Richard Charters (50) were in fine form for basement boys Windsor 4ths (186), but they had to settle for a draw at Hayes 4ths (176-7) in Division 8a. Paul Woodbridge took 4-52 to ensure the visitors had the better of the result.

Datchet 4ths slipped to a 40-run defeat at Royal Ascot 4ths. Chris Harding’s 75 was the backbone of Ascot’s 211-8, Mati Shokar taking 3-50, before Datchet were knocked over for 171.

Boyne Hill 4ths hammered promotion-chasing Tring Park 4ths with a shock 165-run victory in Division 8b.

Seventh-placed Boyne racked up a huge 265-7 before declaring after 46 overs, led by captain Keiron Falk’s unbeaten 66 and well supported by Sajid Mushtaq (56) and Sam Hayes (46).

Tring were never in the hunt and were eventually bowled out for 100, Usman Alam taking 3-7 from 10 overs.

Slough 5ths moved to within nine points of the title with a comfortable six-wicket success against Marlow Park.

Prabhjyot Singh took 4-46 as Marlow were restricted to 159-9, and Partha Deb then cracked a superb 95 to hustle Slough to victory in 34.3 overs.

Division 9

COOKHAM Dean 4ths conceded their Division 9a game at Newbury 3rds.

Farnham Common 3rds went top of Division 9b with a six-wicket win at NPL 3rds. Mather Hind (3-20) and Jaffer Awan (3-24) kept NIP to 114-9, and Farnham knocked them off in 26 overs.

Maidenhead & Bray 4ths (202-9) dropped to second after losing by six wickets to Ickenham 4ths.