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Falkland picked up a much needed win over Beaconsfield this weekend, just their second of the campaign.

Falkland won the toss and elected to bowl in overcast conditions.

Beaconsfield survived some early pressure but then lost three wickets for 14 runs to slip to 68/3.

Sam Trumper proves that catches win matches
Sam Trumper proves that catches win matches

Sagar Chhabria (3/43) starred with the ball and was well supported by Gul Afridi (2/35) and Tom Ettridge (1/32) as Beaconsfield were restricted to 255/7.

Chhabria, returning for his second stint as an overseas player, led Falkland's reply with an immense 112.

Sagar Chhabria was immense with both bat and ball
Sagar Chhabria was immense with both bat and ball

James Bird and Tom Ettridge both made 37 as the game went down to the wire.

Needing 11 off the final over, Jason Williams smashed a six before a Liam Cooper single off the final ball secured Falkland an important win.

Liam Cooper in action
Liam Cooper in action

Falkland 2nd surrendered their unbeaten start to the season against a previously winless Purley-on-Thames.

Purley won the toss and opted to bat.

Youngsters Matthew Bond (1/44) and Edan Camplin (2/45) both produced impressive spells with the new ball.

There were also wickets for Mark Baker (2/33) and Duncan Johnson (2/56).

Razon Dash bowled beautifully and was unfortunate not to get amongst the wickets as Purley finished on 214/7.

Opening batsmen Craig Williams and Jim Ettridge put on 51 for the first wicket, but after Ettridge was bowled and Williams out lbw, wickets began to tumble.

James Bloodworth made 38 and captain Duncan Johnson added 41, but Falkland finished on 205/9, nine runs short of their target.

Falkland 3rd made it back-to-back Division 7a wins against Cookham and Dean 3rd.

Falkland won the toss and chose to bat.

Ben Thomas was the star man - his 76 included 11 fours and a six - as Falkland reached 257/8.

Excellent spells of bowling from Kheyaan Shariff (4/34) and George Hawkins (4/31) made the difference for Falkland as Cookham were dismissed for 157, 100 runs shy of Falkland.

Falkland's development side posted 234/7 against Sandhurst 2nd.

Brad Arlington made 99, including a 76 run partnership with his son Gregor, who made 35 - his top score in adult cricket.

After some patient batting from Sandhurst, crucial wickets from Neil Rider (2/29) and Jan Kriel (2/23) proved decisive as Falkland clinched the win to remain unbeaten.



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