SLOUGH returned to winning form in Division One of the Home Counties Premier Cricket League after a two-wicket victory against High Wycombe on Saturday.

High Wycombe won the toss and elected to bat first at Upton Court Park, the visitors reaching 231-9 from their allotted 64 overs.

Number six David Cranfield-Thompson top-scored with 51 runs from 53 balls, including nine boundaries. He put on 77 runs with captain Nathan Hawkes (41) for the fifth wicket.

Cameron Parsons (28) and Adam Dobb (33*) then shared a ninth-wicket partnership of 52 runs.

Ali Akbar Raja was the best of the Slough bowlers with his six-wicket-haul (6-62) from 19.3 overs, which included taking over Cranfield-Thompson and Parsons.

Muhammad Haroon took the wickets of opening batsman Edmund Casterton (23) and William Hatton (4) in his 2-43. The other wicket fell to captain Zaheer Shar (1-30).

The tome team reached 233-8 off 55.4 overs in response and for their fifth win of the season.

Overseas star Shahid Yousaf top-scored with 93 runs from 99 balls, including eight boundaries and three maximum shots.

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PHOTO: Muhammad Haroon claimed 2-43 as Slough beat High Wycombe by two wickets on Saturday.

It was his second half-century this season and he put on 51 runs for the third wicket with Daniyal Akhtar (39).

Opening batsman Fahim Qureshi made 39 runs and added 56 with Akhtar for the second wicket.

Thomas Hampton was the pick of the seven bowlers High Wycombe used, claiming 3-19 from seven overs.

Dobb took the wickets of Qureshi and Akhtar in his 3-66, while the other wicket fell to Parsons (1-15).

The win means Slough have moved up to third position in the league table as the season reaches its half-way point.

Slough travel to seventh-placed Horspath this Saturday (11am).

Burnham ended a fourth-match winless streak with a 47-run victory against Dinton to climb out the relegation spots in Division Two.

Burnham won the toss and elected to bat first at The Memorial Ground, reaching 226 all out off 54.1 overs.

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PHOTO: Slough overseas stars took one wicket without conceding a run before top-scoring with 93 runs.

Number five Adnan Shabbir top-scored with 85 runs from 85 balls, including 13 boundaries.

Dinton were then bowled out for 179 runs off 41 overs thanks to Adnan Malik (3-16).

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