BOYNE Hill have extended their lead at the top of Division One to 12 points after a six-wicket home win against Falkland on Saturday.

The hosts won the coin toss and elected to field first, with Falkland reaching 206-5 from 52 overs.

Opening batsman Bruce Martin was the leading runs scorer with 81, including 10 boundaries and two maximum hits, plus a 102-run partnership with Sagar Chhabria (38).

Number fives James Lauder carried his bat through for an unbeaten 40 and a stand an unbroken stand of 55 runs with Daminda Kolugala (27*).

Hamid Riaz was the pick of the

Boyne Hill

bowlers with his figures of 2-52 from 14 overs, followed by Naveed Zaigham with 2-68 from 18.

The home team managed 209-4 from 42.1 overs to extend their unbeaten run to five matches and remain at the top of the table.

Opener Matthew Leipold top-scored with 79 runs, including 11 boundaries and three maximum hits, and a partnership of 55 with Tom Mellor (1).

Number five Riaz (37*) and Chris Shave (38*) carried Boyne Hill to victory with an unbroken partnership of 55 runs.

The best of the Falkland bowlers was Kolugala, who returned figures of 2-19 from five overs.

Boyne Hill make the journey to third-in-the-table Cove this Saturday (1pm start).

North Maidenhead have moved up to second place following their 89-run win against rivals Stoke Green at Summerleaze.

The home side won the toss and chose to bat first, making 191 runs all out from 52 overs.

Number four Shazad Asghar was the leading runs-scorer with 53 from 116 balls, including seven boundaries, plus a 60-run partnership with Faheem Qureshi (39).

Zulfi Butt was the pick of the Stoke bowlers with figures of 6-54 from 21 overs. It is the fourth time this season the spin bowler has taken a five-wicket haul and reduces his average to 10.45.

The visitors were bowled out for 102 runs from 35.2 overs in response for a defeat which sees them remain in fifth position in the league table.

Number four Saqlain Basharat top-scored with 32 runs, whilst Sahaan John claimed figures of 4-40 from 18 overs.

North Maidenhead

make the short trip to Slough 2s while Stoke Green host Gerrards Cross this Saturday.