DIVISION THREE: Uxbridge 193-6 (10pts) beat Wycombe House 192 (0pts) by four wickets
Stephen Wright claimed four top order wickets to set Uxbridge on the way to a victory over Wycombe House that took them into the top half of the table.
Wright was immediately into his stride after the home side won the toss and fielded, dismissing Bryan Mayers and Gurjit Sandhu, while Ryan Connor (1-14 from 14 overs) bowled a very tight spell from the other end.
Wycombe slid to 39 for three and when Wright (4-50 from 15) got rid of Hugh Taylor (20) and Tom Bruce (23) the visitors were 90 for five and none of those five had reached 25.
Mohsin Tirmzi hit an explosive 60 off 52 deliveries but when he became the first of two victims for Andy Stephens (2-34), Raj Singh (3-5) rattled through the lower order with the final four wickets adding just 14 runs.
When Uxbridge batted 16-year-old Middesex Academy bowler Gurjit Sandhu (4-59) gave them a few problems but Andre Jason (20), Nick Hardy (13) and Bal Mangat (18) got the ball rolling before Riz Dar (49) and Tony Stephens broke the back of the run chase. Dar departed with just 21 runs needed and Connor (11 not out) did the rest with Tony Stephens, who finished unbeaten on 61 from just 44 balls as Uxbridge won by four wickets.
* The third XI moved into second place in their league with a two-wicket away to Brentham after Chris Darvill and Peter Parfitt started well with the ball on a lively wicket.
They combined for the early break-through with Parfitt taking a catch at mid-off from Darvill, while Parfitt finished his first spell with two wickets and came back for another two to finished with four for 37.
Neil White also claimed four for 45 from 15 overs as Brentham were all out for 139 in 47 overs.
Richard Tinsley and Tyrone Porter made a steady start to the chase,taking the score to 36 for no wicket before a collapse left them on 70 for five.
Will Spicer and Nick Dowsett (20) stopped the rot and man of the match Spicer (40 not out), with support from the lower order,steered Uxbridge to victory.
DIVISION THREE: Highgate 107-8 (10pts) beat Ickenham 106 (0pts) by two wickets
A low scoring yet thrilling game ended in defeat for Ickenham after league leaders Highgate squeezed home by two wickets. The hosts won the toss and Tony Duckett (5-33) helped dismiss Ickenham for just 106. Although High-gate slumped to 20 for five they reached 107 for eight to snatch victory.
DIVISION ONE: Finchley 237-6 (10pts) beat Eastcote 151 (Opts) by 86 runs
EASTCOTE stumbled to their second successive loss and their title hopes receded still further as a convincing defeat at Finchley made it five games without a win.
A top order collapse from which they never recovered meant the visitors fell well short of a victory target of 238 as they were dismissed for 151.
Finchley took full advantage of their local knowledge as they made an interesting decision to bat first on a pitch which offered variable bounce.
That gave the Eastcote bowlers heart yet wayward deliveries and indifferent fielding lent succour to the Finchley openers, who put on 89 before Peter Sogbodjor (51) was dismissed.
Steven Selwood went on to make 87 and with support acts from Simon James (37) and Ryan Bishop (35), Finch-ley were able to declare on 237 for six after 60 overs. Jivan Lotay (3-51) and Mark Collier (2-30) took the wickets.
The Eastcote reply soon hit trouble and the session between the turnaround and tea was particularly painful as the visitors lost the wickets of Tom Scollay (13), Lotay (0), David Goodchild (6) and Phil Wise (14) to leave the chase in disarray at 34 for four.
Chris Coleman threatened for a while as he made an aggressive 34, supported by Harpal Sagoo, but the latter fell for 14 and was soon followed by Alan Coleman (8) as Eastcote slumped to 82 for six. When Chris Coleman was adjudged
leg before on the treacherous and deteriorating surface, the game looked up at 93 for seven. Number eight Chris James gave a hint of what might have been as he top scored with an unbeaten 36, supported by Stefan James (9) and Collier (11) but Finchley maintained the intensity and ultimately Eastcote capitulated.
Rich Banham (3-30), Stephen Blyghton (3-37) and Robert Clements (3-25) all claimed three wickets apiece.