DIVISION ONE: Harefield 266-5dec (25pts) beat Tring Park II 177 (6pts) by 89 runs
An incredible maiden club century from Mluleki Nkala lit up a superb win for Harefield as they regained second place in the league.
The Zimbabwean, better known for his pace bowling, entered the fray with his team at 120 for four, which was a whole lot better than when they had been a precarious nought for two following the demise of openers James Hammerton and Kristian Johnstone.
Akshay Reddy (40), Barry Webb (44 from 36 balls) and Fraser Wilson (47) repaired the damage and Nkala started to inflict some of his own as he smashed six sixes and eight fours, racing to an unbeaten 101 from just 66 deliveries.
John Smith did his bit at the other end with 22 not out from an unbroken stand worth 119 as Harefield recovered to post 266 for five declared from 48 overs.
Nkala (1-14) then made the first breakthrough to remove Gareth Steptoe (15) before Reddy and Martin Webb took over.
The pair steadily worked their way through the visiting line-up with Reddy grabbing five for 45 and Webb claiming four for 96 as Tring were prised out for 177 to lose by 89 runs.
Harefield travel to bottom side Wokingham II on Saturday.
DIVISION 3A: Hillingdon Manor 131-5 (20pts) beat Newbury 128 (6pts) by five wickets
IMPROVING Hillingdon Manor's recent good run of form continued as they over-came second-placed Newbury to win a vital game.
A fine all-round team performance was rewarded with a five-wicket win which took Manor 12 points and two places above the drop zone with two fixtures remaining.
This Saturday they can guarantee their safety with victory away to second-bottom Hampton Hill.
Bilal Akram, back from six weeks away, and Stephen Duce both bowled fiery spells early on to pick up two wickets apiece. Richard Jones ground out an excellent 50 in tough conditions but the introduction of Dale Morris (2-21) and Justin Nicholls (2-6) wrapped up the Newbury innings for 128.
Manor shuffled their batting order and were soon in trouble at 39 for four but the experienced Azim Karim (44 not out) and David Huntley (25 not out) guided them home.
* The second XI lost a close game with Wokingham after a superb knock by Chris Burles, who hit an aggressive 55 from only 47 balls, saw Manor recover from 81 for seven to make 152 all out.
Wokingham were almost home with one run needed and three wickets in hand but James Smith picked up two wickets in as many balls to crank up the tension, only to see the last man pull the hat-trick ball for four.
* The thirds put up a good fight against top of the league British Airways after Qasim Khan (5-11 from 11 overs) bowled a fine spell to restrict BA to 169.
Manor chased bravely but were bowled out for 121 with Irfan Moledina top scoring with 28.