DIVISION 3A: Hampton Hill 247 for 7 beat Hillingdon 223 by 25 runs
Knowing that a victory in the their penultimate league game of the season against Hampton Hill would ensure safety Manor lost the toss and were forced to bowl first.
Stephen Duce got Manor of to the perfect start when he had Hampton Hill's opener caught behind of the first ball of the game.
Bilal Akram immediately had Tom O'Hanlon caught at cover and Duce picked up another wicket to leave Hampton Hill struggling at 24 for three.
Noman Ilyas then lead the fight back with 52 before he was dismissed by Aftab Akram who picked up two quick wickets leaving Hampton on 139 for six.
It was then Warren Carr (61) and Ian Exworth (57 not out) formed the pivotal partnership that turned the match. They put on 98 for the seventh wicket despite Manor dropping Exworth twice.
Dale Morris lead the Manor reply hitting an aggressive 56 of 43 balls. He received good support from Mandeep Sarai who hit a more controlled 47.
However, neither could go on to make the big scorerequired, and some low scores in the middle order left Manor in trouble.
When captain Zabair Akram came to the crease Manor still needed another 26 from three overs. However, when he was trapped LBW Manor gave Hampton Hill the vital points for the win in their quest for safety.
Manor now host second place Cove on Saturday requiring victory to have any chance of staying up.
With safety ensured for the Second XI, they hosted the team who Manor's 1st XI have the all important game with next week, Cove.
Cove won the toss and choose to bat first posting 203 with A.Gudge top scoring with 81. Spin lead the way for Manor with Scott Morris and Stuart Duce picking up three wickets each.
In reply Manor reached 142 with Sid Moledina top scoring with 45.
The 3rd XI had the tough challenge of winning their last two games to ensure safety. They made a dream start against NPL Teddington restricting them to 23 for five early on.
However, Teddington fought back and posted 136 despite Qasim Khan's (5-19).
Manor lost both openers in reply without scoring. Ifran Moledina (25) and Chris Smith (16) batted well, but once both were out Manor were always going to struggle. Paul Robinson (25) batted valiantly at the end but Manor ended up 17 short.
UXBRIDGE 3rd XI secured promotion on Saturday by cruising to a four wicket win over Brentham in the Middlesex League.
Electing to bat first, Brentham made a bright start but a collapse ensued which saw the last eight wickets fall for only 58 runs to post 169 all out.
The wickets were evenly shared around the Uxbridge bowlers, but the pick was Tony Reely's left arm spin taking four for 43.
Uxbridge's reply was built on yet another fine Reely innings (80), well supported by Simret Mangat (23), and seen home by Ty Porter (40 not out).
Uxbridge raced to 173 for 6 in only 34 overs to clinch a guaranteed second place with one game still remaining.