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
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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.