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HONOURS: James Bird soars as Wokingham CC duo hit sensational centuries

Bird top scores with 152 for the Oaks second string

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James Bird gave the perfect response to dropping down to the Wokingham second team but hitting 152 against High Wycombe 2s.

Bird has spent the whole season playing in the Home Counties league for the Oaks first team, but was dropped after scoring just one run in his previous two outings.

But he shone in Thames Valley Division 2b, putting on an astonishing opening stand of 260 with fellow opener Salman Khalid, who scored 130.

Dan Lincoln hit 17 boundaries for Finch

Despite that, Wokingham lost after High Wycombe chased down 333 to win.

Three men were sandwiched in between the two in the honours board in Finchampstead captain Dan Lincoln who scored 132 while Wargrave 2s’ Hareesh Reddy hit 134 and Binfield’s Alex Morgan closed on 131 not out.

Asim Hussain took seven wickets for Finchampstead 2s in a draw with Wargrave. They came at a cost with figures of 7-123 off 19 overs.

Richard Cole took six wickets for struggling Emmbrook and Bearwood against Hurley while Aiden Fletcher (Eversley 4s) and Duncan Wessels (Binfield) both enjoyed five-wicket hauls.

The borough honours board –
The team each player represents is listed first

BATTING:

JAMES BIRD: Wokingham 2s v High Wycombe 2s – 152
HAREESH REDDY: Wargrave 2s v Boyne Hill 3s – 134
DAN LINCOLN: Finchampstead v Banbury – 132
ALEX JACKSON: Binfield v Newbury – 131*
SALMAN KHALID: Wokingham 2s v High Wycombe 2s – 130
STEVE JEFFREY: Binfield 2s v Reading 3s – 98
MICHAEL BATES: Wokingham v Amersham – 92*
MICHAEL COWDELL: Wargrave v Finchampstead 2s – 91
MAC KEAST: Finchampstead 2s v Wargrave – 87
ED OLIVER: Finchampstead 2s v Wargrave – 82
OLIVER LOVEGROVE: Hurst 2s v Burnham 4s – 79*
KIERAN LALL: Wargrave 2s v Boyne Hill 3s – 78
MARK RICHARDS: Sonning v Tring Park 2s – 76
RIZMY NILAMDEEN: Woodley v Farley Hill – 75
UMER CHAUDHARY: Berkshire County Sports v Checkendon – 72
TOM HEIGHS: Waltham St Lawrence v Peppard Stoke Row 2s – 70
RANJEET SIDHU: Wokingham 4s v Sulhamstead and Ufton 2s – 69
VIKESH PATEL: Wokingham 4s v Sulhamstead and Ufton 2s – 66
SEB POWERS: Eversley 4s v Newbury 3s – 66
PAUL AGER: Eversley 2s v Sonning 2s – 65
TOQIR KHALID: Wokingham 5s v Reading 4s – 63
ANTHONY STOTT: Knowl Hill v Purley on Thames 3s – 62
BHUWAN SATWAY: Shinfield 2s v Peppard Stoke Row 3s – 62
ALEX KAYSER: Hurst v Aldershot – 55
GARY PHILLIPS: Sonning v Tring Park 2s – 55
JOE WARREN: Wargrave 3s v Hayes 3s – 55
FASUL NUFAIL: Woodley v Farley Hill – 54
JULIAN O’LOUGHLIN: Crowthorne and Crown Wood 2s v Shinfield – 54
PRASAD KULKARNI: Woodley 2s v West Reading 2s – 54
ADAM DEWES: Finchampstead v Banbury – 52
ADAM BROOKER: Earley 2s v Mortimer – 52

*Not out

BOWLING:

ASIM HUSSAIN: Finchampstead 2s v Wargrave – 7-123
RICHARD COLE: Emmbrook and Bearwood v Hurley – 6-28
AIDEN FLETCHER: Eversley 4s v Newbury 3s – 5-22
DUNCAN WESSELS: Binfield v Newbury – 5-48
IAN HARVEY: Hurst 2s v Burnham 4s – 4-6
JAKE SHORTLAND: Finchampstead 4s v Theale and Tilehurst 2s – 4-11
COLIN WEBB: Eversley 2s v Sonning 2s – 4-27
MUHAMMAD HAFEEZ: Shinfield v Crowthorne and Crown Wood 2s – 4-31
ADAM BROOKMAN: Knowl Hill v Purley on Thames 3s – 4-40
TIM EVERITT: Hurst 2s v Burnham 4s – 4-41
MICHAEL SIMMONITE: Finchampstead 4s v Theale and Tilehurst 2s – 4-42
SREE VENKATA: Waltham St Lawrence v Peppard Stoke Row 2s – 4-45
ANDREW BAINES: Crowthorne and Crown Wood 2s v Shinfield – 4-47
PHIL HIGGS: Hurst v Aldershot – 4-55
VIKESH PATEL: Wokingham 4s v Sulhamstead and Ufton 2s – 4-56

See last week’s honours board here.

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