COOKHAM Dean are just one win away from securing the Division One title following a five-wicket success at Falkland.

It was Sahan Nanayakkare (4-21) who was again the star turn, and in conjunction with Wasim Ahmed (2-33), Pat Castleden (2-26) and Yasir Qureshi (2-15), Cookham were able to skittle the hosts for just 110.

The table-toppers wobbled early on as they slipped to 23-3, but the experienced Tom Fray (35no) held his nerve to usher the Dean over the line in the 30th over.

Cookham Dean require 15 points from their final two games to seal top spot, with Ben Millar’s men visiting second-placed Cove tomorrow (Saturday, 12.30pm).

Boyne Hill climbed to fourth place with a convincing 112-run success at Gerrards Cross.

Shalika Karuanayake (82 from 66 balls) and Hamad Riaz (71) led the way as Boyne totalled 259, and Mudassar Hussain (3-35) and Alex Bartlett (3-40) then proved too good with the ball, Cross dismissed for 147.

Boyne Hill host Falkland tomorrow.

North Maidenhead took a huge step towards survival as they beat fellow strugglers Reading by two wickets in a low-scoring thriller.

Usman Ilyas took 4-32 to knock over the visitors for 126, and North Maids held their nerve to get over the line in the 37th over.

North Maidenhead visit basement boys Henley 2nds tomorrow.

Mid-table Stoke Green were edged out by three wickets at home to Cove.

Karanpreet Singh (66), Dan Simpson (45) and Saqlain Basharat (40) were all among the runs as Green were bowled out for 209, and despite the best efforts of Gagan Singh, Cove ended on 212-7.

Stoke Green are at home to Slough 2nds tomorrow.

Division 2:

In Division 2a, Maidenhead & Bray boosted their survival hopes and claimed local bragging rights with a 35-run win at home to Windsor.

A wonderful 102 from Sean Phillips-Williams was the backdrop to Maids’ total of 231-9 in 50 overs, Tom Brooker (4-55) and Jamie Hall (3-52) the pick of the bowlers for Windsor.

Alkesh Vaja (5-32) dismantled all of the top order bar Adam Weston (67no), but despite Mark Lines (48) eventually providing support, Phillips-Williams (4-43) completed a memorable day by helping bowl the hosts out for 196.

Maidenhead & Bray visit Marlow tomorrow, while Windsor are at home to Eversley.

Division 3:

Farnham Royal provided a mini-shock with a dramatic four-run win at second-placed Fleet in Division 3a.

Eshwar Dutta (51), Alex Masih (47) and Matt Shave (44) helped Farnham reach 236-5 from their 45 overs, before Harry Barton’s 3-41 just kept the hosts to 232-6 in reply.

Farnham Royal host Bagshot tomorrow.

Relegation-threatened Burnham 2nds agonisingly lost by one wicket at home to Chiswick & Whitton in Division 3b.

Samir Chaudhrey top scored with 56 and Suleman Choudhary chipped in with an unbeaten 45 as Burnham posted 217-8, and despite the latter also grabbing 3-44, Chiswick got home with 32 balls to spare.

Bayley Hall took 5-56, but Datchet 2nds (88) suffered a 217-run pasting at the hands of NPL (305-9).

Division 4:

In Division 4a, openers Sam Warren (52) and Simon Jessup (66) were in form as White Waltham made 204-5 in a 24-run win against Royal Ascot 2nds (180-6), Richard West taking 3-21.

Richard O’Reilly’s (5-44) inspired promotion-chasing Boyne Hill 2nds (160-4) to a six-wicket win against Bagshot 2nds (159). Bilal Ashgar also made 62 for the Hill.

Division 4b champions Wraysbury continued their amazing season with a 37-run success at home to Beaconsfield 2nds.

Andy Prasad (54) and Arslan Yaseen (68) put the hosts in a good position, before Waqar Afridi was promoted up the order to smash an unbeaten 102 and take his team to 295-3.

Beaconsfield battled gallantly, but Prasad (3-31) and Yaseen (3-47) bowled well to restrict them to 258-8 and give Wraysbury a 15th win 16 matches – the other being an abandonment.

Wraysbury visit Hillingdon Manor tomorrow.

Cookham Dean 2nds remain second after a four-wicket triumph at home to North Maidenhead 2nds.

Kamran Ashgar (65) and Sanjay Avtar (62) were in form for North Maids in their total of 264-7, but the Dean – boosted by a knock of 100 from Simon D’Ardenne and 46 extras – reached 265-6 with 11 balls to spare.

Taplow remain level on points with Cookham Dean 2nds after they beat Amersham 3rds by five wickets.

Raheem Sher’s 4-47 helped restrict Amersham to 202-6, and useful knocks from Habib Khan (55no), Ben Dalglish (50) and Simon Goodhram (41) guided their side to 205-5 with nine balls in hand.

Taplow visit Beaconsfield 2nds tomorrow.

Division 5:

Farnham Common’s (168) Division 5a promotion hopes took a knock as they dropped to fourth following a 26-run reverse at Chalfont St Peter (194-6), while Windsor 2nds (172) were battered by 156 runs at home to Ickenham 2nds (328-7).

Pav Bhachu (94) and Qasim Wajid (87) were in top form as Stoke Green 2nds racked up 286-4 before Saud Ahmed’s 4-33 kept Kew 3rds to 163-9 in a 123-run thrashing.

Yaraf Khan (120) and Shauib Baig (63) led Burnham 3rds to 252-7 in a 75-run victory against Chesham 3rds. Usman Javid took 5-38 for Burnham.

Maidenhead & Bray 2nds (216-6) beat Hayes 2nds (173) by 43 runs. Duncan Brown (62) and Will Western-Kaye (52) were among the runs for the victors, while Ewan Harris took 4-39 with the ball.

In Division 5b, Amman Butt (85) and Callum Thompson (51) batted well for Boyne Hill 3rds (240-9) in their 99-run win against Thatcham Town 2nds (141).

Division 6:

Farnham Royal 2nds (97) lost to Division 6a leaders Tring Park 3rds (98-5) by five wickets, while Farnham Common 2nds (179) lost to OMT 2nds (181-2) by eight wickets, despite Nafees Khan making 54.

Gordon Morgan (65) and Asim Ibrahim (54) impressed for second-placed Wraysbury 2nds (245-5) in their narrow 15-run victory against Chiswick & Whitton 2nds (230).

Taplow 2nds moved to the brink of the Division 6b title with a seven-wicket success against Reading 3rds.

Haseeb Haider took 4-28 as Reading were bowled out for 150, and openers Yassir Ilyas (49) and Nick Malik (52) put on 106 in reply before the visitors reached 151-3 in 26 overs.

Adeel Raza made 51 for already-relegated Burnham 4ths (173-9), but they lost by eight wickets to second-placed Binfield 2nds (174-2).

Division 7:

In Division 7a, table-toppers White Waltham 2nds (172-7) suffered an agonising two-run defeat to Wokingham 4ths (174) despite skipper Jonathan Mahoney making 61 in the chase.

A brilliant 101 from Luke Clements boosted Maidenhead & Bray 3rds’ (263-4) hopes of Division 7b survival after they pulled off a brilliant run chase to beat Wooburn Narkovians 2nds (261-5) by six wickets.

Jonathan Gay’s 67 was not enough for relegated basement boys Cookham Dean 3rds (150-3) as they lost by seven wickets to Ickenham 3rds (151-3), while Datchet 3rds (159) are still not safe following their seven-wicket loss to High Wycombe 4ths (163-3). Peter Brant made 62 for Datchet.

Division 8:

Sachin Pathak took 4-47 for Datchet 4ths (133), but they look set for the Division 8a drop after a 51-run defeat to Hayes 3rds (184-9).

Matt Valentine (51) and Arindam Ghosh (50) were among the runs as Boyne Hill 4ths (300-9) downed Royal Ascot 4ths (233-9) by 67 runs, Owen Roberts taking 4-50 in the second innings.

Openers Gully Khan (80) and Allen Kuthokathen (53) were in fine form to help Division 8b leaders Stoke Green 3rds (191-5) to a five-wicket success at Beaconsfield 3rds (190-7). while useful knocks from skipper Fayez Ahmed (70) and Jaffer Awan (62no) were not enough for Farnham Common 3rds (191-7) in their 53-run loss to Marlow Park (244-7).

Division 9:

In Division 9a, Rayasat Ali’s 5-27 inspired Maidenhead & Bray 4ths (198-8) to an 87-run win against Kidmore End 3rds (109), while Windsor 3rds conceded their game against Eversley 4ths.

Cookham Dean 4ths forfeited their Division 9b clash with Uxbridge 4ths.