THE young Carter brothers starred with the bat and ball as Wokingham hammered home side Dinton by 119 runs in Division Two of the Home Counties Premier League on Saturday.

Archie top-scored with 60 in the Oaks' 50-over total of 245-8.

Then 17-year-old Forest schoolboy Charlie, making his 1st XI debut, took 3-27 as the basement side were shot out for 126.

After George Horsley had been bowled for five and fellow opener Stuart Parsons for 13, Carter and Dan Housego lifted the total from 42-2 to 133 before both fell in quick succession.

The latter was dismissed for 52, which came off 96 balls, while usual-opener Carter, who had dropped down to four in the order, reached 60 from 72 balls, dispatching the ball to the boundary on 10 occasions.

Jacob Clark was bowled for 12, but Simon Myles smashed 41 off 36 balls, Sukhi Kang made 21 not out in even time and Lewis Sharp 13 to take their side to a useful 245-8.

That total was always going to prove out of the reach of winless Dinton after they had lost their first two wickets for four runs with Callum Creighton striking twice.

Clark ended a stand of 50 by bowling Jack Mercer for 26 and then Charlie Carter took his first HCPL wicket by having skipper Will Fisher caught behind by Kang for 44.

Seamer Carter also trapped Talib Hussain for 10 and it didn't take long for Oaks to rip through the rest of the Dinton order, the last wicket going down at 126 in the 40th over.

Charlie can be pleased with his 3-27 off seven overs, Max Uttley took 3-14 from four, Creighton 2-18 (6), Sharp 1-12 (6.2) and Clark 1-21 (6).

Wokingham, fourth in the table with 236 points, remain in the promotion race ahead of a vital home game with third-placed Harefield (254 points) this Saturday.

But if they are to catch the top two – Oxford (266 points) and Thame Town (258) – they will need to win all of their last three games and hope other results go their way.

"It's shaping for an interesting finish to the season," commented skipper Parsons.