North Crawley remain top of Division One courtesy of a winning draw away at Olney Town on Saturday.
It was a fine disaply of batting from the reigning champions, with the top order all making good runs as Crawley asserted themselves on the game.
Despite losing opener Glenn Young for a duck, Alex Walker (30) and James Armstrong (28) steadied the ship, before big hitting from Pete Barnes (45) and Marcus Godd (66 not out) saw Crawley edging towards a big score.
Stuart Keeping and Pete Sparrow both took three wickets apiece for Olney as Crawley ended their innings on 211-7, dropping a flurry of late wickets.
Crawley’s Dean Bryce took the game on though, with a brilliant fifer to restrict the home side.
Bryce’s figures of 5-46 held up Olney enough to ensure they were never going to reach North Crawley’s score, but some stubborn batting meant they held on for a losing draw, coming in with 148-8.