THE penultimate round of the Home Counties Premier League championship and the last away game for
THE penultimate round of the Home Counties Premier League championship and the last away game for Henley takes place tomorrow (Saturday, 11am start) at London Road, High Wycombe.
The league title appears to be heading to Finchampstead this season and if Henley are to consolidate the runners-up spot, victory over High Wycombe is essential and Henley will be looking to carry the form they showed with the bat last weekend against Banbury into this contest.
In the corresponding timed game back in June at the Brakspear Ground, Henley secured the better end a draw which might well have become a win had Henley been able to break the sixth wicket partnership of Davson and Cranfield-Thompson.
Champions last season, High Wycombe have not carried that dominance into this year’s campaign. To their credit, High Wycombe have persisted with a youthful bowling attack that has largely come up through their junior ranks which is to be contrasted with a very experienced batting line up. Once again Davson had had a prolific season and in Gavin Baker and skipper Nathan Hawkes, Wycombe have the sort of fire power that can turn a limited over game on its head.
Wycombe are currently in fourth spot on 248 points, just six points adrift of Henley.
Elsewhere tomorrow in the Thames Valley League Henley 2nds entertain Chiswick and Whitton, Henley 3rds travel to Chiswick and Whitton 2nds while Henley 4ths entertain Thatcham Town 3rds at Nettlebed. All these matches get underway at 12.30pm.