Champions Charlton edge Gawcott

George Brock starred with bat and ball for Syresham against Warwick University Staff
George Brock starred with bat and ball for Syresham against Warwick University Staff

UNBEATEN Charlton are champions of Division Three after beating Gawcott & Hillesden by 29 runs last Saturday.

Charlton posted 171-5 with Ryan Knight topscoring with 59 and Richard Taylor hitting 36 not out. Colin Piggott took 3-48 and Lewis Clark 2-43.

In reply hosts Gawcott made 142-9, Piggott hitting 42 and Clark 33. Taylor grabbed 3-41 and Knight 2-34.

Charlton, who have won 15 out of their 16 games this season, can’t be caught by nearest rivals Croughton, who gained points for a walkover at anchor team Willoughby A.

Premier Division leaders Evenley (230) enhanced their title claims with a 75-run home win over Hinton-in-the Hedges (150). Anthony Romaine starred for Evenley with a useful 55 and 3-22.Charlie Williams also hit 55 for the hosts as Mark Mounsdon took 4-64 and Paul White 3-42. Tim Merritt was Hinton’s best batsman with 56.

Fourth-placed Syresham (200) lost narrowly at second-placed Warwick University Staff (208-9), who have a nine-point gap to bridge with Evenley and have played one game more. The Brocks were in fine form for Syresham, George hitting 42 and Harry 26. Zain Waseem grabbed 4-61. Nic Parry,4-52, and George Brock, 3-42, were Syresham’s bowling mainstays.

Woodford Halse (241-8) beat Thornborough (175) by 66 runs. Rupesh Savankar hit a sparkling 148 for Woodford and Stuart Parker blasted 87 for Thornborough.