COOKHAM Dean wrapped up the Division One title with a week to spare after cruising past second-placed Cove by seven wickets.

Ben Millar’s side have been dominant from the early stages of the season, and they produced another excellent performance to ensure a return to Home Counties Premier League cricket awaits in 2019.

Cove chose to bat, but they slipped to 34-4 as Sahan Nanayakkare (2-26) continued his memorable summer with two wickets, taking his tally for the summer to 69 at an average of 9.78.

Arshad Dilawar (53) and Nick Randall (53) resurrected the innings with a fifth-wicket stand of 99, but Simret Mangat (4-14) ran through the tail as Cove were dismissed for 176.

Cookham themselves endured a tough start as they crashed to 21-2, but any fears were abated by a fine stand of 88 between Nadir Mehmood (57) and Chris Marrow (62no).

Despite Mehmood’s run out leaving The Dean 109-3, the experienced Tom Fray joined Marrow in putting on an unbeaten 69 to help them to their total in 32 overs.

Cookham Dean end their season at home to Boyne Hill tomorrow (Saturday).

Naveed Zaigham claimed 4-29 for Boyne Hill (134), but they dropped to fifth in the table after losing by four wickets to Falkland (135-6).

North Maidenhead all but secured their survival with a tense five-run victory against basement boys Henley 2nds, and now require just two points from their last game to stay up.

Imran Butt led the way with a wonderful 109 as North Maids posted 268-8 in their 50 overs, and despite Will Legg’s outstanding unbeaten 111, the hosts could only reach 263-6 in reply.

Maidenhead & Bray (186) are just three points above the Division 2b drop zone after they suffered an eight-wicket reverse at Marlow (188-2). Maidenhead & Bray host rock bottom OMT as they bid to stay up tomorrow (Saturday).

Windsor (156) – who visit Kidmore End on Saturday – dropped to sixth after losing by five wickets at home to Eversley (157-5).

In Division 3a, Harry Barton took 4-33 for Farnham Royal (142), but they lost by three wickets at Bagshot (143-7).

Farnham Royal travel to Harefield 2nds tomorrow.

Boyne Hill 2nds missed out on promotion from Division 4a after they lost by three wickets to second-placed Sulhamstead.

Paul Davis top scored with an unbeaten 59, but the Hill were dismissed for 131 as Doug Macdonald (4-20) starred.

Richard O’Reilly (4-38) helped reduce Sully to 82-6, but a fine innings from Steve Belcher (57no) got the hosts over the line to dash Boyne Hill’s hopes.

White Waltham timed their run chase perfectly to beat visitors Reading 2nds by eight wickets.

Rahul Mohindru grabbed 5-65 as Reading were restricted to 231-6 in their 45 overs, and excellent innings from Simon Jessup (85) and Nikhil Jathavedan (76no) saw the hosts home with two balls to spare.

White Waltham end their season at Theale & Tilehurst tomorrow.

In Division 4b, Arslan Yaseen’s incredible summer continued as his 108 inspired champions Wraysbury to a 16th win in 17 matches – the other was abandoned – in a 78-run triumph at Hillingdon Manor.

Wraysbury were bowled out for 236, but Naeem Baig’s 4-36 proved key in dismissing the hosts for 158. Wraysbury end their season at home to second-placed Cookham Dean 2nds, with Yaseen requiring 31 runs and three wickets to complete an astonishing 1000-run and 50-wicket double.

Taplow (165) remain in the hunt for promotion, but they blew a major opportunity by losing by six wickets at lowly Beaconsfield 2nds (167-4).

Taplow – who are three points behind Cookham Dean 2nds – host Hillingdon Manor tomorrow.

Zameer Iqbal took 3-32 in two lively overs as North Maidenhead 2nds (120) were hammered by 156 runs by Princes Risborough (276-8).

Pavinder Bhachu’s supreme unbeaten 131 proved crucial in helping Stoke Green 2nds to a 47-run Division 5a victory at Maidenhead & Bray 2nds.

Qasim Wajid added 58 as Stoke Green amassed 265-7 in their 45 overs, although when openers Felix Wilson (65) and Simon Ball (47) were at the crease, the run chase looked on.

However, Ayaz Raja took 6-27 to skittle the hosts’ middle order and they were bowled out for 218.

In Division 5b, Boyne Hill 3rds (112) lost by five wickets to Eversley 2nds (116-5).

Ben Lewis (3-29) and Ollie Jordan (3-31) impressed with the ball as Windsor 2nds (116-4) beat Chesham 3rds (115) by six wickets, Mohit Kulkarni (56) and Robert Noble (40) anchoring the run chase.

Division 6a table-toppers Wraysbury 2nds (87-1) hammered OMT 2nds (86) by nine wickets after Deep Singh (4-24) and Harry Kibble (4-37) routed the visitors’ batting line-up. Fabulous innings from Sanjoy Bassi (98no) and Tim Gilham (95) fired Farnham Royal 2nds (263-2) to a brilliant eight-wicket triumph against Chiswick & Whitton 2nds (259-6).

Taplow 2nds sealed the Division 6b title in amazing fashion as they annihilated Finchampstead 4ths by a colossal 276 runs.

Haseeb Haider (115), Arslan Butt (77) and Nick Malik (58) led Taplow to an enormous 442-7, and Finches could only reach 166-6 in reply.

White Waltham 2nds (175) lost top spot in Division 7a to new leaders Fleet 2nds (215-5) after they lost to their title rivals by 40 runs.

James Taylor took 4-28 to inspire Division 7b cellar-dwellers Cookham Dean 3rds (139-7) to a consolation three-wicket win against Ruislip 2nds (137).

Mazhar Hussain (5-15) and Muteeb Syed (4-19) led Stoke Green 3rds (101-1) to Division 8b promotion with a crushing nine-wicket win at home to Chesham 4ths (98). Clive Bourne scored 59 not out from 45 balls to hustle Green home.

Ahmad Armaghan top scored with 91, but Farnham Common 3rds (228) lost to NPL 2nds (229-4) by six wickets.

Maidenhead & Bray 4ths stunned table-topping Finchampstead 5ths by 42 runs in Division 9a.

The hosts only made 161, but a brilliant spell from Mohammed Fayaz (5-33) helped skittle Finches for 119.

Windsor 3rds conceded their game with Newbury 3rds, while Cookham Dean 4ths did the same against Marlow 3rds in Division 9b.