Danny Housego hammered a magnificent century in Wokingham’s 72-run victory at Shipton-under-Wychwood, plundering 109 off 158 balls, including 11 boundaries.

The No.3, above, was soon at the crease as the Oaks suffered an early blow, with Jack Wood lasting three balls before being bowled for two.

Housego and Stuart Parsons (30) added 66 for the second wicket while Housego and Archie Carter lifted the total to 146 before the teenager was the third man out for 35.

Oaks lost their fourth wicket when James Bird fell for 22 and two runs later Simon Myles was caught after just making a single.

Housego’s excellent knock came to an end with Wokingham on 231, while Jacob Clark and Iain Muirden were also dismissed cheaply before skipper Stuart Hayter (26no) decided to declare on 254-8 at the end of the 57th over.

Five of the wickets were claimed by Shaun Miller at the personal cost of 88 runs from 21 overs.

Wokingham continued their dominance when Lewis Sharp grabbed two early Shipton wickets, leaving them 23-2.

But they had to wait until the hosts had moved on 76, when Myles dismissed Steve Bates for 13.

Wokingham came in for further punishment from Charlie Miller, who blasted 90 off 85 balls with three sixes and 11 boundaries before he edged a James Bird delivery into the hands of stand-in keeper Parsons, leaving the hosts 125-4.

It then became 145-5 when Paul Dewick trapped Shaun Cross lbw for 21 and there was more joy for the visitors when Jacob Clark run out Ian Harris for seven.

Sharp had Anupam Sanklecha caught behind for 34 and when Clark dismissed Adeel Reheem lbw before he had got off the mark, Shipton had lost three wickets in the space of two runs.

Murden ran out Shaun Miller and Sharp sealed the victory by bowling Lewis for four, leaving Shipton 182 all out in 48.3 overs and even further tailed off at the foot of the table.

Sharp was the pick of the Oaks bowlers with 4-26 off 9.3 overs, while four others took a wicket apiece - Clark 1-32 off six, Dewick 1-60 (15), Myles 1-22 (8) and Bird 1-15 (5).

Wokingham remain seventh in the Home Counties Division Two table on 159 points from 12 games, but just eight points behind fourth-placed Amersham ahead of this coming Saturday’s home fixture with second-bottom Dinton, who have lost their last four games.