Wokingham CC back into second after comfortable winBy Adam Lee
August 22, 2012
Wokingham returned to winning ways at Amersham on Saturday, but despite a comfortable seven-wicket victory over Amersham, the Oaks title dreams are over.
They must now concentrate on winning their remaining three games in order to secure second place in Division 1 having only achieved promotion last year.
Saturday's win arrived courtesy of some stunning bowling, with Stevie Smidt and vice-captain Simon Myles sharing bowling figures of 3-22, and Paul Dewick returning 2-22 as Amersham were bowled out for just 113.
The relentless bowling attack meant Amersham never managed to forge any real partnerships, with Smidt accounting for most of the top order, with Myles and Dewick clearing up the tail.
Wokingham’s response took a little while to get going, with Jack Turner (14) and Stuart Parsons (10) dismissed early on.
However, Sam Hirst scored 40 to take the innings by the scruff of the neck, allowing Myles and Smidt to bring Wokingham home for a 20-point win that sees them return to second in the table.