WOKINGHAM maintained their strong push for promotion from Division Two with a comfortable 75-run victory at Harefield on Saturday.

Their fifth consecutive win leaves the Oaks on 249 points, four ahead of third-placed Datchet with two games remaining – the first of which is against newly-crowned champions Buckingham Town at Sadlers End this coming Saturday.

Put into bat at Harefield, Wokingham produced a solid performance in making 277-6 from their 50 overs with the in-form Danny Housego making 86 off 84 balls and James Bird an equally quick 73 from 72.

The pair put on 143 for the third wicket after seeing openers Stuart Parsons (23) and Archie Carter (19) both back in the pavilion with 56 on the board.

Jack Wood, with 21, and Jacob Clark, 28 off 14 balls, kept the runs flowing as the visitors scored freely to build up a respectable total.

If Harefield were to make a game of it, they needed to get off to a solid start, but that never happened as they lost their first two wickets for 27, a wicket apiece for Lewis Sharp and Iain Muirden.

Tom McLeod (32) and Michael Barry (35) lifted the total to 78, but their side then slipped to 134-7 with four Wokingham bowlers sharing the wickets.

Jordan McLeod offered some late resistance with a spirited innings of 54 off 51 balls, but Wokingham had the game sewn up with Harefield eventually all out for 202 in 46.1 overs.

Paul Dewick claimed 3-50, Muirden 3-42, Simon Myles 2-12 and Sharp 2-30.

The Oaks will certainly go into their big match with Buckingham full of confidence, knowing a win would put them in a very strong position in the promotion race.