HEADLEY II won a last-over thriller at Milford in I’Anson Division Three.

Milford failed to build on a strong position of 116-2 (Darren Bierton 22, Gordon Gwilliam 38). Mike Hughes and Peter Messina bowled Headley back into the match and the home team were dismissed for 184.

Messina (61) then gave Headley a fine start, but Milford began to apply the brakes and the visitors fell well behind the asking rate. Marc Hawtin (67 not out) and Lee Carter (35 not out) steered Headley towards what seemed a likely draw, but Craig Enticknapp’s last over went for 15 as Milford’s fielding disintegrated. Only two runs were needed off the last over, but Carter’s sense of drama produced four dot balls before a boundary sealed the 18 points.

Peper Harow, after a fair start, slumped to 74 all out against Kingsley. Nick Randall got the best out of a helpful wicket, recording figures of 9.1-4-21-6.

The hosts looked to be in with a chance as Khaqan Aziz and Mark Wilson (4-15) snapped up four wickets for 10 runs. However, Dean Murphy, Paul Boxford (29 not out) and Randall made certain of a Kingsley victory.

Leaders Tilford II were held by Blackheath II, while second-placed Bramley were made to work hard for their win against Grayswood II.

Grayswood slipped from 111-4 to 128-8, with Kapil Sangwan (6-44) doing the damage. But Rob Rist (22 not out) rallied the tail and the home side mustered 177 all out.

Bramley openers Henry Turner (38) and Lee Burgess took the sting out of the opening attack by putting on 75 before Tejas Gandhi (4-36) reduced the visitors to 106-4. At 158-6, the game was still in the balance, but Sangwan, having a good game, hit the winning runs with three wickets intact.

The game between Blackheath and Tilford featured two outstanding innings. For Tilford, Hamish Macdonald rolled back the years with 76 not out off 112 balls and steered the leaders to 191 all out in the 48th over.

Blackheath would certainly have lost the game but for Ross Sibley’s dominant 96 out of a total of 153-9. Skipper Martin Cantwell bowled Tilford to the brink of victory with figures of 6-23 in 14 overs.

Ross and Barry Owen were the outstanding performers as Grayshott III won at Dogmersfield II. First, they got the visitors out of trouble with a middle-order stand, Ross making 53 and Barry 37 not out. Jamal (4-23) bowled particularly well for the home side.

The Owens then shared seven wickets as Dogmersfield were bowled out for 95 in 25 overs.

Wood Street managed only 137 against a depleted Puttenham II and owed much to opener Dan Saunders who contributed 61. Bottom side Puttenham fared worse against James Grist (4-14) and Jake Slyfield and only a spirited effort by the tailenders (Tim Wickens 21 not out) got them up to 72.