STUART Hayter (59), Dan Housego (53 retired) and Sukhi Kang (44) were among the runs as Wokingham continued their encouraging pre-season with a convincing 57-run victory at home to Wargrave on Saturday.

The Oaks amassed 231-3 before dismissing their opponents for 174, Paul Dewick (3-31) the pick of the attack while Lewis Sharp (2-34) and Charlie Carter (2-14) also chipped in.

Salman Khalid top scored with 47, while earlier skipper Neal Robinson had taken 2-66.

Wokingham host Slough in the Home Counties Premier League Twenty20 competition on Saturday (10.30am), with the winners taking on either Finchampstead of Burnham (1.30pm) in the final later in the afternoon (approx 4.30pm).

Finchampstead played out a high-scoring game at Valley End as they were beaten by 29 runs.

New recruit Zac Jones (3-35) starred with the ball for Finches, but the home side racked up 293-8 in their 45 overs before dismissing Finchampstead for 264, Darron Augustus (88) and Billy Rogers (80) the main run-getters.

James Gamble (107no) and Deep Mohain (53) were in fine form to help Royal Ascot (178-2) ease past White Waltham (174-9), Jeremy Wing having earlier taken 3-13.

Binfield progressed to the second round of the National Village Cup with a 67-run win against Pinkneys Green.

Sean Ennis top scored with a brilliant unbeaten 110 as Binfield amassed 221-4 in their 40 overs, and the visitors were then restricted to 154-9 in reply.

Eversley were edged out by three wickets at home to Kidmore End.

The Boars were rocking on 100-6 before useful knocks from Sam Glaze (43) and Joe Howorth (40) carried them to 210 all out.

Gus Cloete claimed 3-45 in the Kidmore reply, but a fine 81 from opener Manpreet Singh proved the backdrop to the successful run chase, the End reaching 211-7 in 37.3 overs.

Sandhurst (97) lost to West Reading (138-5) by 41 runs, while Crowthorne & Crown Wood (195-6) beat Hawley (131) by 64 runs.

The Berkshire League starts this coming Saturday with the Crows travelling to Goring on Thames in the Premier Division, and Sandhurst visiting Woodley 2nds in Division One.

The Home Counties Premier League and Thames Valley League start the following week, along with the BCMB Championship.