SLOUGH CC moved out of the Division One relegation places with a seven-wicket win over struggling Great & Little Tew CC, writes Jacob Potter.

Having won the toss, Slough elected to bowl first, a decision which looked to be the correct one as they had Great & Little Tew at 59-4 at one stage.

However, the middle order put up some fight as they concluded their innings on 184-9.

Slough’s reply started off brightly with Fahim Qureshi hitting 68 off just 65 deliveries, but there was a slight top-order collapse as they went from 138-2 to 139-5.

But an unbeaten 40 from Feroz Baig steered Slough to a vital win ahead of their trip to Oxford on Saturday (11am).

Burnham – who salvaged a brave draw against table-toppers Henley – have plummeted to the bottom of the table after being deducted 50 points for a disciplinary infringement.

Having lost the toss, Burnham restricted Henley to 172-4 as Aftab Khan claimed 4-42.

However, the hosts struggled to score consistent runs, with captain Harveer Gandam hitting 43 before being caught off the bowling of Monty Singh.

Left-arm spinner Singh had a fantastic time with the ball, posting figures of 7-57 before the match was drawn with Burnham 141-9.

Burnham travel to Great & Little Tew on Saturday (11am).

In Division Two, title-chasing Datchet were left the more frustrated of the two top teams in their clash with Aston Rowant.

Datchet lost the toss and were put into bat, a decision that they wouldn’t have complained about as they made 200 all out, Steven Naylor making 102.

Aston Rowant would have felt this is an achievable target at the interval, but their hopes were swiftly swept aside as they struggled to ever get going in their reply.

The first six batsmen only made 20 between themselves, and if it wasn’t for Wes Morrick’s 11 off 65 deliveries and Adam Muttitt’s 4 off 55, the Oxfordshire side would have been staring down the barrel of a second defeat of the season.

But despite the best efforts of Berkshire coach Tom Lambert (5-25 off 12 overs) and left-arm spinner Chris Peploe (3-18 off 16), they held on for the draw to keep top spot ahead of Datchet, who host Buckingham Town on Saturday (11.30am).