HARRY Ackland hit a remarkable 155 off 92 balls as Cumnor cruised into the last 16 of the Cricketer Village Cup with a 112-run victory at Berkshire champions Binfield.

Ackland’s incredible knock helped Cumnor to a mammoth total of 355-7 off their 40 overs – a target which proved way beyond their shell-shocked hosts.

Cumnor skipper Jimmy Lee opted to bat first, but he then fell lbw to the first ball of the match, while fellow opener Michael Race was out for ten as Cumnor slipped to 44-2.

But what followed was an extraordinary display of power hitting as Ackland and Sam Cross (83) put the Binfield attack to the sword.

Ackland struck ten fours and 11 sixes in his 155, while Cross hit two fours and six sixes in a partnership of 216 for the third wicket.

When Cross fell, Ackland continued to bludgeon the Binfield attack, and was well supported by Alex Davies (48no) and Joe Clapton to help Cumnor to an insurmountable total.

Binfield’s reply started well as openers Sean Ennis put on 75 for the first wic-ket.

An unbeaten half-century from No 3 Chris Morgan (58no) followed, but, helped by three sharp stumpings from Lee, Cumnor kept their visitors in check as they were restricted to 243-5 in their 40 overs.

Cumnor now host Sarisbury Athletic from Hampshire on July 7 for a place in the quarter-finals.