WOKINGHAM maintained their good form with a 30-run victory at Cookham Dean last Saturday.

They were dismissed for a modest 180, but then blasted out their hosts for 150 with spinner Max Uttley taking six wickets in an outstanding match-winning performance.

This was the Oaks' third successive Home Counties Premier League Division Two win and leaves them a comfortable fourth in the table with 10 games played, just 13 points behind second-placed Harefield.

Having won the toss, skipper Stuart Parsons elected to bat first, but the game started disastrously for him as he was bowled first ball by Wasim Ahmed.

Player-coach Dan Housego managed only four runs and the Oaks had lost two wickets with only 17 runs on the board.

Simon Myles (7) and Michael Bates (4) also didn't last long at the crease and with four wickets down for 59, the visitors needed to rebuild.

And that they did, thanks largely to Archie Carter, fresh from his century for Berkshire earlier in the week, and Sukhi Kang.

They improved their side's position with a useful stand of 74 for the fifth wicket before the teenage opener was caught for 69, having faced 124 balls.

James Bird contributed only six, but Kang brought up his half-century off 104 balls, only to be bowled by Ahmed one run later to leave the Oaks 165-7.

Jacob Clark, with 13, was the only other visiting batsman to reach double figures and Wokingham's innings ended on 180 off the first ball of the 57th over, with Ahmed claiming 5-72 off 28.1 overs and Sahan Nanayakkara 4-75 from 21.

But the game's bowling honours were to go to Uttley, who ripped through the middle order, sending Cookham crashing from 72-3 to 94-8.

There was some late resistance from the lower order with last-man Ahmed hitting his side's top score of 25 from 19 balls with 31 runs coming for the 10th wicket.

Uttley finished with excellent figures of 6-35 off 14 overs, Paul Dewick 2-48, Iain Muirden 1-13 and Clark 1-28.

This coming Saturday, Wokingham will be home to Oxford Downs, who are sixth in the table, 30 points behind their hosts.