DIVISION 3A: Hillingdon Manor 272 for 7 beat Gerrards Cross 181 by 92 runs
A superb all-round performance from Dale Morris lead Manor's fight back from the danger of relegation as they won their second game in a row.
After winning the toss and deciding to bat, Manor opened the innings with Morris and David Huntley, and they put on 84 for the first wicket. Morris batted well in his aggressive knock of 61, which came of only 39 balls and included 11 fours and a six.
Morris was then caught at extra cover, and Huntley soon followed caught behind for 18. Azim Karim and Iain Hodgson both then batted well in contrasting styles building a 141 run partnership.
Karim batted excellently hitting almost a run a ball 82 and Hodgson was much more cautious in his knock of 75.
However, a flurry of late wickets saw Manor declare on 272.
Morris then opened the bowling with the old ball and picked up four for 41, ripping through the top order with his off-spin to leave Gerrards Cross stranded on 87 for 5.
Some resistance was then offered in the way of Waqas Arbi (28) before the new ball and Stephen Duce (3-61) wrapped the match up for Manor.
The 2nd XI's luck also changed as they overcame Stoke Green. Batting first Stoke Green reached 84 for 1 with Hariq Mahmood smashing 40 of 22 balls.
However, Scott Morris (4-66) and Imran Moledina (5-28) both bowled good spells of spin and seam respectively to bowl the opposition out for 187.
In reply Manor lost the early wicket of Kavi Thakore to an in swinging yorker. Stuart Duce (104 not out) and Gulum Sherali (42) lead an excellent fight back, putting on 142 for the second wicket.
Once Sherali departed, Sid Moledina (25 not out) and Duce saw the team home as Duce posted his century in 90 balls.
Unfortunately the 3rd XI could not complete the clean sweep as they had another batting collapse to blame for their defeat to Ruislip.
Ruislip reached 145 without loss before Manor's fight back was lead by Adam Pike (3-36) and Paul Robinson (4-48) as they then restricted Ruislip to 230 for 9. Manor never looked like chasing the total down as they were dismissed for 107 all out.
On Sunday the 1st XI beat a strong North Maidenhead side. Maidenhead posted 207 all out, with Dale Morris and Stephen Duce both picking up three wickets.
Manor then chased the total down for the loss of six wickets with Grant Morris (70 not out), Justin Nicholls (42) and Kavi Thakore (25) all contributing.
The Academy also won, beating Hayes as Manor bowled them out for 160. Stuart Duce (60) got Manor of to a good start before they looked to be stuggling at 96 for 6. However, Lee Wise (32) and 14-year-old Nick Ely (24) guided Manor home with eight overs to spare.