SLOUGH have made it back-to-back wins in Division One of the Home Counties Premier Cricket League after a seven-wicket victory at Horspath on Saturday.

Horspath won the toss and elected the bat first before reaching 175 runs all out off 59.5 overs.

Number four Daryll Brown top-scored with 54 runs from 118 balls. It is his fifth half-century of the season and included seven boundaries.

Brown put on 86 runs with William Hawtin (44) for the fourth wicket, before James Fitzjohn made 16 and opener Robert Eason (10).

Ali Akbar Raja was the best of the Slough bowlers with figures of 4-48 from 20 overs, which included the wickets of Brown and Hawtin.

Iklaq Nawaz claimed the wickets of opening batsman Eason and Tom Beresford (3) in his 2-38, while overseas star Shahid Yousaf took both Mark Skelton and Alfie Turner for a duck in his 3-20.

Slough reached 177-3 off 41.1 overs in response and for their sixth win in 10 matches this season.

Opening batsman Fahim Qureshi carried his bat through for an unbeaten 91 runs from 130 balls. It is his fourth half-century this season and included 14 boundaries.

Qureshi put on 95 runs with Yousaf (37) for the third wicket, while former Slough player Stephen Green was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 1-9.

The win means Slough have moved up into second place in the table before a visit from third-placed Tring Park on Saturday.

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