PAUL Dewick hammered a six off the last ball of game – and the season – to earn Wokingham a thrilling one-wicket win over Burnham at Sadlers End on Saturday.

Having bowled out their visitors for 194, the Oaks looked in trouble at 83-6 before a seventh-wicket stand of 61 by Sukhi Kang (31) and Iain Muirden (36) turned the game.

Both were dismissed in the space of three runs, making it 147-8, but Callum Creighton and Max Uttley kept the score ticking over before being involved in an extraordinary final two overs.

In the penultimate over, Adnan Malik bowled five wides to Uttley in the space of eight balls with the batsman scoring a single and a boundary before Creighton was caught for 22 to leave the total 186-9.

With nine runs required off Raza Ali Dar's final over, a Dewick single, followed by a four and a single from Uttley left four runs needed off the final ball – which Dewick thumped straight back past the bowler and over the rope to complete an unbelievable finish to the game.

He finished on seven with Uttley unbeaten on 17.

Ironically, the two spinners were the only bowlers not to take a wicket during the Burnham innings.

Muirden led the way with 4-53 off his 10 overs, while Creighton claimed 2-27 off seven, Jacob Clark 1-30 from four and Simon Myles 1-41 from 7.4.

Oaks skipper Stuart Parsons commented: "It was a quality game of cricket from both sides. It was on a knife-edge and could have gone either way."

With 10 wins from 18 games, Wokingham's total of 282 points leaves them fourth in the final Home Counties Premier League Division Two placings behind champions Thame Town (305), Oxford (300) and Harefield (288), the top four finishing well clear of fifth-placed Chesham on 237.

Parsons added: "We haven't finished in the top two, but we were very close. I think we can be happy with fourth place although we would have been happier to have gone up. We lost two games in the back end of the season and that cost us."