Wokingham CC edge closer to second spotBy Adam Lee
September 05, 2012
Victory over Kew in Wokingham's final game of the season on Saturday will see them secure second place in the Thames Valley League in their first season back in the top flight.
The Oaks now lie eight points clear of third-placed High Wycombe 2nd after a comfortable 69-run win over Henley 2nd on Saturday.
Winning the toss and batting first, Wokingham were off to a steady start as Jack Turner and Stuart Parsons put on 47 for the opening wicket, with Turner falling for 18.
Parsons was eventually bowled for 39, allowing captain Dan Reddyhough to enter the fray, where he produced one of his best knocks of the summer, making 51 to provide the backbone of the Wokingham innings.
When he was dismissed, dangerman Stevie Smidt came to the crease and kept the scoreboard ticking over well, making 52 off 55 balls as Wokingham eventually declared on 189-9.
Henley looked to be off to a good start before losing two wickets with the score on 19 and from that point the never really managed to gain a foothold.
Paul Dewick and Will Ellison accounted for the Henley top order with two apiece, before Smidt took 2-29 to in the middle of the innings.
Vice-captain Simon Myles then mopped up the tail, taking outstanding figures of 4-17 to see Henley skittled out for 120 in less than 36 overs.