Premier Division

Paul Harrison and Jordan Thomas were the inspirations as Ashtead took a giant step towards securing their place in the Premier Division of the Surrey Championship with a 32-run win at East Molesey.

Harrison hit 128 to guide Ashtead to 262, a target their hosts failed to reach thanks mainly to Thomas’ stunning eight-wicket haul.

Ashtead are at Weybridge this weekend.

Bottom-of-the-table Beddington put up a fight at Wimbledon on Saturday, but they could not secure only a second win of the season.

Tom Bevan (91) top scored for Beddington, but Wimbledon's James Johnston was in inspired form taking 6-48 to restrict them to 238.

Ryan Patel (60) and James Brown (76*) were instrumental in guiding Wimbledon, who host Guildford this weekend, home.

Beddington are 38 points from safety with five games to play – starting with a visit from neighbours Sutton this weekend.

Sutton pushed them all the way, but eventually fell at Premier Division title contenders Reigate Priory by 35 runs.

After being set 186 to win, thanks in part to three-wicket hauls from Daniel Douthwaite and Mathew Cawood, Sutton plodded to 150 all out in 50 overs.

Division One

Banstead will be kicking themselves for only picking up a draw at home against Malden Wanderers.

Dan Newton’s century knock (114) saw Banstead to 250-8 declared, and they had Wanderers on 99-9 – thanks in part to Freddie Van den Burgh 5-54.

However, a 63-run last wicket partnership saw Wanderers to the 60 overs cut off, and a share of the spoils.

Banstead host Old Whitgiftians this weekend.

There are now 39 points between Leatherhead and the Division One front-runners, after Jack Baker’s century (104) inspired them to a 144-run win at Walton on Thames last weekend.

Aneesh Patel contributed 60 as Leatherhead racked up 324-8 declared, a target out of Walton’s reach and they were skittled for 180.

Leatherhead take on leaders Valley End this weekend.

Old Rutlishlians have now gone 11 Division One games without a win, and they are stranded 50 adrift at the foot of the table.

Last weekend it was the turn of Spencer to dish out the punishment with a seven-wicket mauling of their hosts - including 5-39 for Jonathan Speller.

Rory Pemberton showed some Old Ruts’ spirit hitting 87 in a total of 185 all out, but Spencer were home and hosed with only three wickets down and a century knock for Aymun Ali (100).

If Old Ruts are to stage a great escape, they will need to get something out of a trip to fellow strugglers Walton on Thames this weekend.

Meanwhile, Spencer can take another step towards safety if they win at struggling Malden Wanderers.

Old Whitgiftians Dan Kenton took 4-46 and hit an unbeaten 30 at number 11, but it proved not enough for Old Whitgiftians as they fell to a six-wicket Division One defeat at Chipstead Coulsdon & Walcountians.

Shaz Rana hit a half-century (59) as the Old Boys carded 269 all out, but the hosts lost only four wickets – all to Kenton - in knocking off the runs in 49 overs.

Mid-table Old Whitgiftians go to Banstead on Saturday.

Division Two

Bank of England remain one point off safety after a 54-run defeat at Chessington last weekend.

After being set 174 to win by their hosts, BoE could only muster 119 in 42 overs.

BoE, promoted as runners up last season, go to bottom club Purley knowing a win is vital if they are to have any chance of survival.

Epsom climbed into the top two of Division Two after a 28-run win at Worcester Park last weekend.

Harry Elbrow (88) top scored as Epsom carded 208, and Danny Secchi was among the wickets taking 4-63 as Worcester Park struggled to 180 in 45 overs, despite an unbeaten half-century (57) off Rob Hill's bat.

Epsom face a stiff challenge to stay in the top two as they travel to leaders Camberley on Saturday.

Purley’s future in Division One is hanging by an ever-thinning thread following a seven-wicket defeat at Esher.

It is not for the want of trying as Shane Patel (90) and Harry Hanford (79) helped get Purley to 236-7 declared.

However, they struggled with the ball, and Esher were done in the 38th over and with only three wickets down.

Rock-bottom Purley are now 40 points from safety, and they host second-from-bottom Bank of England this weekend.