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Home Counties Cricket: Slough CC left struggling for survival after defeat to Henley

Slough Nabil Shah made 13 in the defeat to Henley

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Tom Scriven took 7-40 as Henley edged past struggling Slough for a two-wicket win on Saturday.

The defeat leaves Slough second from bottom of Home Counties League Division 1 with games quickly running out to secure their safety.

On Saturday the home side suffered at the hands of probable champions Henley. Having been put into bat they were bowled out for just 119 runs with Scriven (7-40), Tom Nugent (2-9) and Euan Woods (1-13) ruthlessly exposing Slough’s weaknesses.

Captain Goutham Shrikrishna did manage 38 but his was a lone stand. Henley also struggled.

Michael Williams (0) and Matthew Rowe (4) fell in the first few overs. Jack Davies (20) steadied the ship but further wickets fell and at 49-8 they were in real trouble.

But Henley have strength in depth and Andy Rishton (36no) and Nugent (28no) got them to their target for the loss of eight wickets in the 42nd over.

Slough – now 15 points behind third-from-bottom Tring Park – visit Aston Rowant on Saturday.

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Datchet’s hopes of stealing the title away from Henley were blunted by their inexplicably bad batting display against Tring Park on Saturday.

Steven Naylor’s side were bowled out for just 68 runs, a target Tring Park chased down in just 16.4 overs.

Simon Stanway (4-25) and Mohamad Choudry (4-18) were their chief tormentors.

Naylor’s side are now 53 points adrift of Henley with a handful of matches to play, starting at High Wycombe on Saturday.

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Burnham bowled out bottom club Dinton for just 132 runs as they claimed a 181 run victory that eases their own relegation concerns.

Having been put into bat Rizwan Nadeem’s men enjoyed an almost faultless day at the crease, with the captain himself top scoring with 92 before falling to Usman Manawar (1-36)

He shared an opening stand of 168 with Fahad Raja, who was caught and bowled by Akeel Khan (1-72) for 70.

But their departures brought Shaan Khan (61no) and Raza Ali Dar (60no) to the wicket and the pair guided the visitors to 313-2 declared from 50 overs.

Farhaan Khan took five wickets for 26 as Burnham wrestled the life from Dinton’s batting line-up. Bilal Ur Rehman (29), Akeel Khan (30) and Jawad Ali (34) kept Dinton’s hopes of a draw alive for a spell, but Khan, Muhammad Haroon (3-52) and Sulaiman Javed (2-27) had other ideas, dismissing the hosts for 132 in 34.1 overs.

The victory, Burnham’s fifth of the season, moves them 28 points clear of the bottom two.

They host Harefield on Saturday.

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