FINCHAMPSTEAD host Henley this coming Saturday in a match that should have a big say in the Home Counties Premier League title race.

The defending champions trail leaders Henley by 20 points with six games remaining.

They will be seeking a double, having won by two wickets at the Brakspear Ground back in May.

Like every other game in the league, Finchampstead’s match at Horspath last weekend failed to beat the persistent rain, with only 31.3 overs possible.

Finch were going well at the time, making 153 without loss, Andrew House being unbeaten on 84 from 70 balls, with the help of three sixes and 10 fours, and Adam Dewes 59 off 119, of which eight were dispatched to the boundary.

House has been named in the Berkshire 2nds team to play Oxfordshire 2nds at North Maidenhead CC this week.

Finch will face a Henley side fresh from winning the HCPL T20 competition at Burnham last Sunday. Henley (55-0) defeated High Wycombe (54-6) by 10 wickets in the semi-finals and Harefield (59 all out) by nine wickets in the final, batting for a total of just 14.4 overs on the day.

Meanwhile, Finch's Dan Lincoln will play for Berkshire when they meet Oxfordshire at Challow & Childrey in a three-day Unicorns Championship match starting on Sunday (11am).

Defending champions Berkshire hold a 23-point lead over second-placed Cheshire at the top of the Western Division with two matches remaining.

Oxon are third in the table, 25 points behind the unbeaten leaders, so they must win the game to stay in the title race.