TILFORD II strengthened their lead in I’Anson Division Three by beating Grayshott III, while second-placed Peper Harow lost to Milford.

Grayshott had a let-off when Johnny Barran’s first ball, a no-ball, bowled Tim Fry. At 61-3 after 17 overs, Grayshott had a decent platform, but Martin Knott (4-26 in 12 overs) and Jack Cantwell got amongst the wickets and with two run-outs, the visitors were all out for 92, Ross Owen top-scoring with 31.

Experienced openers Chris Wilson (32) and Phil Knight (28 not out) put on a watchful 50 in 15 overs and then young Alex Beard batted sensibly as Tilford coasted home in the 21st over. Seven wins in a row for the leaders.

• Before the game, the teams observed a minute’s silence in memory of John Commerford, a long-standing and respected Tilford member and player, who died recently.

The ball dominated the bat in a close encounter between Peter Harow and Milford. Peper Harow decided to bat, but were restricted to just 94. Very tight bowling by Craig Enticknap (3-29 in 11 overs) and Will Crumbie (3-17 in 10) removed the top order, with only Marcus Price (27) putting up much resistance. Khaqan Aziz hit a few lusty blows before James Maskell (3-28) polished off the tail.

Milford’s reply was also pedestrian as, after a shaky start, Ben Green and Mike Payne ground out 41 runs in 28 overs against extremely tight bowling from Aziz and Sohail Ahmad. Glenn Taylor, after dropping a slip catch, then ran out Green to start a wobble. Neil Roberts (3-37) and Steve Bradley (2-10 in 10) left the visitors needing five runs with two wickets standing, but Enticknap calmly secured the win.

A strong Dogmersfield II decided to bowl first against Blackheath II and dismissed the visitors for 137. Joe Davis hit nine boundaries in his 41 and Tom Hufton made a good 27, while Jamal was the chief destroyer with 5-36 in eight overs.

It took Dogmersfield just 20 overs to knock off the runs. Santosh struck 72 of 55 balls and Raza made 30 off 27, leaving Dan Bunter and Arshad Dilawar to finish the job.

Disciplined bowling by Headley II was let down somewhat by indifferent fielding as Grayswood II set a potentially tricky target of 162. George Worman and Ashley Canning made early inroads with probing spells, but Danish Ansari (39) and Nick Newton (35) played some pleasing shots as Grayswood fought back. George Worman finished with 4-28 in 12 overs.

Ken White got Headley off to a decent start and then Charlie Neville (54) and Harry Clarke (66) dominated the bowling with a fine second-wicket stand of 109. Gandhi returned to dismiss them both, but skipper Dom Johnson sealed the win with a classical cover-drive.

Kingsley suffered their second loss of the season after being dismissed for just 77 by Wood Street. The home team lasted 43 overs, but could never break the stranglehold of the visiting bowlers, particularly Jake Slyfield who returned superb figures of 6-13 in 13 overs.

Wood Street lost five wickets in getting the runs, but with five batsmen reaching double figures, the result was never in doubt.

Puttenham II conceded the game to Bramley.