BRENTHAM'S second-team skipper Jon Mays hit a superb undefeated 107 in the Division Two match at neighbours Acton.
But the century-maker's efforts proved only good enough for a point after the two undefeated sides played out a thrilling draw which could have gone either way at the last.
Mays was in outstanding form but his team-mates could only muster 80 runs between them and the final total of 187 from 55 overs left them vulnerable.
In a gripping climax to the match, Acton closed on 184-9 from 45 overs, which left them just four runs short of victory, and Brentham one wicket short of claiming all 10 points.
Parag Khanapurkar took 5-31 for Brentham and will also feel unlucky not to be in a winning side, but Acton skipper John Reeve, down to the last wicket for the final over, was happy to block out the final ball to claim four points because of their superior run-rate.
"Getting wins is vital, I know, but it would have been a huge disappointment not to have picked up something after all the effort," Mays said.
The top of the table reads: Acton 44 points, Shepherd's Bush 34, Barnes 31, Brentham 26.
Excellent returns of 4-20 from Matt Lowen lifted Brentham's first XI up to the shoulder of the promotion places in Division Two of the Middlesex County League - perhaps confirming their potential to bounce back into the Premier Division this summer.
Their six-wicket win against Twickenham at Meadvale Road moved them level on points with their vanquished opponents - with only leaders Southgate ahead of both thanks to five wins out of five.
Twickenham could not cope with the Brentham bowling after being put in to bat and they succumbed for only 93 runs in 25 overs.
There was another big hitter for the club in the third team's Division Three match at home to Ickenham.
Jayesh Kansara hit a magnificent unbeaten 122 in a 138-run victory.
All out for 240 in 49 overs, they then bowled the visitors out for 102 in 32.1 overs. It was only the team's second win of the season and put them sixth - 14 points adrift of the top two promotion places.