Binfield miss out on title after final day thrashing at Taplow
BINFIELD’S slim Division 1 title hopes were crushed after a 10-wicket thrashing at the hands of Taplow.
Rain elsewhere meant Binfield would have finished second regardless of this result, but they certainly could not have wished for a worse end to the season.
Batting first at Taplow, Binfield failed to generate any momentum throughout the entire innings.
Openers Sean Ennis (14) and Chris Morgan (10) made a steady start, but wickets soon tumbled with Mike Staves’ unbeaten 18 the best anybody could muster as the visitors were bowled out for just 92.
And Taplow duo Farhaan and Faheem Quereshi cruised to the
target on their own to win after 29 overs.
Binfield end the season in second spot, 27 points off champions Wraysbury. The 2nd XI had their game abandoned against Holyport in Division 2.
Holyport batted first, reaching 230-8 before declaring with Thomas Nower (3-69) and Paul Edgington (3-29) the pick of the bowlers.
But before Binfield could try and chase the total, the heavens opened before a ball was bowled in the second innings, meaning the points were shared.
As such, Binfield end the season in third spot in Division 2, 31 points off the top two.