FINCHAMPSTEAD CC had to be satisfied with a draw at Horspath on Saturday in a Division One match badly affected by bad weather.

After several interruptions due to rain, the two captains shook hands at 6.30pm when they accepted there was no prospect of either side winning.

Finchampstead were 107-2 from 34 overs at the time as they replied to the hosts' 231-9 from 58 overs.

Each side picked up eight points on a day when the two clubs below them, Oxford and Thame, both slumped to defeat.

Skipper Dan Lincoln decided to field first on winning the toss and Finch made steady inroads into the innings, only to be interrupted by breaks for rain which meant a reduction in overs.

With 31 runs coming off the final 12 balls, the hosts eventually finished on 231 with Tom Cosford unbeaten on 68 off 48 balls.

Josh Lincoln claimed 5-24, Adam Dewes 3-24 and Asim Hussain 1-54.

Finch had 50 overs in which to reply and the first 16 saw 50 runs on the board.

Greg Smith was caught for 37 and the visitors went into tea at 92-1 with 23 overs remaining, but that was reduced to 17 following another stoppage for rain.

Ed Oliver was bowled for seven before further rain led to the game being called off with Dewes on 48.

Finchampstead are home to title-chasing Henley this Saturday.

In Division Two, Wokingham were dismissed for 158 (Danny Housego 30, Jack Wood 25, Simon Myles 32) and then shot out Dinton for 102 in 26 overs for a comfortable victory, Jacob Clark claiming 6-22 and Lewis Sharp 3-34.

The fifth-placed Oaks visit third-bottom Burnham this Saturday.