HENLEY saw their lead at the top of Division 1 of the Home Counties Premier League cut to seven points with four matches remaining after going down away to fellow challengers HIGH WYCOMBE on Saturday.
The reigning champions’ winning streak came to an end at London Road in a game that was there to be won but was thrown away through a poor batting performance.
This highlighted the soft centre to Henley’s batting line-up that is all too often masked by good bowling and fielding and top order batting.
Winning the toss on a breezy sunny morning, Henley skipper Bjorn Mordt opted to field. Slowly warming to their task, Wycombe openers Baker and Russell notched up 47 off the first 10 powerplay overs.
Baker chanced his arm and got away with it, scything at anything within his arc, at times to spectacular effect.