ANDREW House finished unbeaten on 61 as Finchampstead edged to a one-wicket victory at High Wycombe on Saturday.

The win guaranteed their survival in Division One of the Home Counties Premier League – and they achieved it without skipper Dan Lincoln, who was playing football for Bognor Town.

Craig Hodges took over the captaincy and asked the hosts to bat first on a cloudy morning. And he dismissed both openers cheaply before wickets for Josh Lincoln, Adam Dewes and Darron Augustus saw Wycombe lose half their side for 83 with 30 overs gone.

Will Hatton (53) and Adam Dobb (40 not out) improved the position, but another wicket for Hodges and two more for Augustus saw Wycombe close on 203-9 from 50 overs. Augustus finished with 3-40 and Hodges 3-51.

In reply, Finch reached 61 before Greg Smith was caught behind for 20 and Ed Oliver fell in the same way first ball.

Young Mac Keast and Dewes lifted the total to 107, when Keast was run out for 20, and without any addition, Dewes was stumped for 58. Then Simon Bell was snared lbw for four, leaving Finch 121-5.

House (61no from 60 balls) and Josh Lincoln (22) lifted the total to 155 and despite seeing wickets fall at the other end, the former saw his side home with four balls to spare.

In Division Two, Wokingham moved up to second place with three games remaining following their eight-wicket win over Great & Little Tew.

Put in to bat, the visitors lost half their side for just 35 before Joe White (37) and Curtly Slatter improved the total to 103.

Slatter finished unbeaten on 70 while adding 64 for the ninth wicket with Joe Thomas (25no), the visitors finishing on 174-8.

The Oaks were reduced to 39-2 with Stuart Parsons (13) and Archie Carter (19) both bowled, but they did not lose any more wickets with Dan Housego (72) and James Bird (61) easing to their target in the 44th over.

Wokingham visit Harefield this Saturday.