DATCHET have finished the season in third position in Division One after an eight-wicket defeat at champions Henley on Saturday, writes Rob Stevens.

Datchet managed to win in 10 of their 18 league matches, with three draws, four defeats and a cancelled game, to finish 86 points behind Henley, who have now won the title for the past three seasons.

Datchet won the coin toss and elected to bat first, the visitors making 149 runs all out in 37.3 overs.

Number five Zaheer Sher was the leading runs scorer with 43 from 41 balls including four boundaries and three maximum hits.

Berkshire star Euan Woods was the pick of the Henley bowling attack with his figures of 4-29 from 10 overs, which includes the wicket of Joseph Thomas for a duck.

The home team reached 150-2 from 20.4 overs for the win and to secure the title with a 56-point lead over the chasing pack.

Number three Jack Davies was the top scorer with an unbeaten 53 from just 28 balls, including six boundaries and three maximum hits. He was involved in an unbeaten stand of 51 runs with Richard Morris (23*) to see the hosts to victory.

Opening batsman Andy Rishton (43) and Matthew Rowe (25) made 60 runs before the fall of the first wicket.

Datchet captain Steven Naylor was the pick of the bowlers with his figures of 1-26 from two overs.

Datchet 2s have been crowned champions of Division 3b of the Thames Valley Cricket League after a final day five-wicket win against High Wycombe 3s at The Wally Gage Memorial Ground.

  • SLOUGH will play in Division Two of the Home Counties Premier League in 2020 following their relegation this season.

The Upton Court Park-based club managed just two wins from their 18 league matches, with three draws 12 defeats and one cancelled fixture, to finish bottom of the table and 55 points from safety.

Slough finished the season with an eight-wicket defeat at home against Berkshire rivals Finchampstead.

Harish Kakani made 40 runs and Daniyal Akhtar 39 as the hosts were bowled out for 158 in 42.1 overs. Jason Soames claimed 3-23 from 10 overs for Finchampstead.

The visitors reached 159-2 from 19.4 overs in response thanks to Dan Lincoln (78) and Gregory Smith (50*). Sulaiman Akhtar took 2-5 from three overs for Slough.