MATTHEW Reeve was the star of the week for Acton, whose three main teams all stormed to convincing wins in the Middlesex County Cricket League.
Reeve took 6-76 for the third team in their nine-wicket rout of South Hampstead in Division Three of the third team championship.
His efforts restricted the visitors to 213-9, and he then tormented the visitors with the bat, making an undefeated 78. Batting partner Jazib Nazeem just eclipsed him with 81 not out, but it was unquestionably Reeve's day.
With three wins from four games in Division Three of the third team league, Acton are handily placed in second, just four points behind leaders Highgate.
A second win of the season for Acton's first team keeps them in fifth place in Division Two of the elite championship - but they have made no ground up on promotion pace-setters Southgate and Twickenham, who both won at the weekend.
The East Acton Lane Club needed only 21.1 overs to complete an eight-wicket home win over Harrow, who were all out for 105 in less than 35 overs.
James Hunt took four wickets and Bharat Bhushen three for Acton, who had Harrow reeling at 6-5 at one stage. Donovan Fyfe (48) and Dave Watson (40) led the run-chase.
After four rounds of matches, Acton remain one point and one place above neighbours Brentham, who routed North London by 104 runs.
"We've had some indifferent results up to now, but I feel we are improving and hopefully this win will start to see us go up the table," said skipper Stephen Jones.
OLD ACTONIANS CC
AUSSIE phenomenon Adam Pearson topscored with 125 not out as Old Actonians grabbed an emphatic 71-run victory over Mill Hill Village.
The win put the Gunnersbury Drive club top of Division Two in the Middlesex Championship after four matches - seven points ahead of Birkbeck College and 42 points in front of local rivals Hanwell.
Pearson's second ton of the season helped Old As post 268-6 off 51 overs and his knock included four sixes and 18 fours.
He still hasn't been winkled out in his first season of English league cricket and has now amassed 395 runs in four knocks.
Kiwi Brad Kuypers, another significant new player this season, notched up 48, and South African Craig Nel hit a breezy 32.
Young quick George Gregory (3-23) immediately set back Mill Hill's reply, knocking over the top three batters for just 33 runs. The only resistance came from Chris Gallagher, whose 108 featured several hefty blows that soared over the long-on boundary.
But once off-spinner Cliff Pile (4-41) trapped Gallagher at mid-off going for another big hit, Old As were into the tail and Mill Hill folded for 197.
Pile, the club's leading wicket taker, took his season's haul to 13, at 8.77 apiece.
In contrast, Old As second XI remain rooted to the bottom of Division Three after a six wicket drubbing at South Hampstead.
Aussie opener Jeff Dudgeon hit a sparkling 105 that gave Old As hope with their highest total of the season, 241-8. Andrew Maben chipped in with 28.
But the bowlers could not get an early breakthrough and South Hampstead knocked off the required 242 in just 37 overs.
The third team beat Brondesbury fourths by seven-wickets.