Premier Division

Ashtead dealt a blow to Weybridge’s Surrey Championship Premier Division title hopes on Saturday, and at the same time gave themselves breathing space above the dropzone.

After electing to take the willow, Ashtead’s Guy Harper hit 85 and Matthew Friedlander smashed an unbeaten 52 off 21 balls to reach 268-7.

Weybridge’s Jack Winslade (104*) was a thorn in the side, but Ashtead kept the lid on his team-mates, restricting them to 257-9.

Ashtead host bottom club Beddington on Saturday.

Matthew Spriegel was too good for Guildford taking 5-50 as Wimbledon cruised to a six-wicket win.

Visitors Guildford were restricted to 197 thanks to Spriegel’s heroic, meaning Ryan Patel’s 61 in reply got a lot of the job done.

Wimbledon, fourth in the table, can eat into the 38-point gap between them and the top if they win at leaders Sunbury this weekend.

Beddington’s chances of survival have all but disappeared following Saturday’s defeat at Sutton.

Arun Harinath was the difference between the sides - the Surrey CCC man hit 79 as Sutton chased down 200 to win.

Beddington, having elected to bat, were in dire straits at 26-5 before Graham Lester (54) and Ryan Cummins (56) steadied the ship to reach 199 – but it was eventually sunk.

With only four games to play, starting at Ashtead this weekend, there is now a 54-point gap between Beddington and safety.

Division One

Banstead’s 64-run win over Old Whitgiftians on Saturday keeps them on the coat-tails of the top two in Division One.

Freddie van den Bergh (54) was key to Banstead reaching 265-8 off their 50 overs, and the same man took 3-28 which, allied to Kieran Gayle’s 4-31, skittled the Old Boys for 201 - despite a 64-run partnership between Amir Raza (69) and Shaz Rana (51).

Banstead, 48 points off the promotion places, go to Chipstead Coulsdon & Walcountians this weekend.

If Old Whitgiftians fail to pick up points at Walton on Thames this weekend, they face being dragged into a relegation fight.

It will take a minor miracle for Old Rutlishians to avoid the drop to Division Two after a 103-run defeat at Walton-on-Thames last weekend.

Old Ruts are now 64 points from safety with four games to play, starting at mid-table Leatherhead on Saturday.

Walton racked up 300-6 in 50 overs – a target Old Ruts never looked like troubling falling for 197.

Luc Durandt is a key reason that Valley End are top of the Division One table, and last weekend Leatherhead felt the power of the batsman in a three-wicket defeat at Fetcham Grove.

Leatherhead elected to bat first, and carded 175 all out.

Then Durandt, who already has 724 runs this season, hit 129 off 96 balls to guide the leaders home with seven wickets down.

Leatherhead, in fifth, host bottom club Old Rutlishians this weekend.

Just six points separate Spencer from the Division One dropzone after an 80-run defeat at fellow strugglers Malden Wanderers on Saturday.

After putting Wanderers into bat, Spencer struggled to contain them and finished with a target to win of 272 – and they fell short despite an 81-run partnership between Alex Rackow (41) and Ali Jaffer (39).

Next up for Spencer in a trip to title-chasing Cranleigh on Saturday.

Division Two

Greg Hughes bowled a career-best 6-22 off 10 overs to propel Epsom to a one-wicket at Division Two leaders Camberley, opening a 24-point gap between themselves and Farnham in third.

Hughes’ heroics restricted the hosts to 134 all out, and Epsom did just enough with the bat to get home in the 45th over and with nine wickets down.

This weekend, Epsom go to Esher.

James Harrison took 5-20 as Worcester Park kept alive their hopes of winning promotion out of Division Two.

His excellent figures off nine overs, although not a season’s best, put Chessington to the sword for just 117 after Park, thanks in no small part to Scott Kent’s 97, had carded 240-6.

If Park are to challenge the top two, they will need to take something from Saturday’s visit from runaway leaders Camberley.

Bank of England hauled themselves out of the Division Two relegation places on Saturday thanks to a 109-run win at bottom club Purley.

Richard Rawlings (50), Charlie O’Brien (56) and Josh Andrighetto (64) fired BoE to 254-9, before Jack O’Brien took 4-44 to help skittle their doomed hosts for 146.

BoE’s fight to stay up will be tougher this weekend when they welcome third-placed Farnham to Bank Lane.

Purley's Kapilan Balasubramaniam’s took 5-62, but it was not enough for the club who host second-bottom Egham this weekend.