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Wargrave stumble against Slough 2nds in penultimate fixture but remain in pole position for the title

Wargrave remain in pole position for the TVL Division 1 title with one match to play after Saturday's loss to Slough 2nds.

Neal Robinson's men stuttered when it mattered most but their closest challengers, North Maidenhead, also slipped up.

Having won the toss they elected to bat, reaching 225-7 from their 50 overs.

The afternoon's play was interrupted by several heavy showers and when Slough 2nds came to the crease they needed 209 runs on Duckworth Lewis.

This they managed despite the best efforts of Wargrave's overs, getting to 221-6 in 41 overs. Robinson's men collected six crucial points to Slough's 20. It keeps them four points above second placed North Maidenhead heading into their last game of the season at home to Falkland.

“They (Slough 2nds) were a very talented side with a strong bowling line up and some good strikers of the ball,” said Wargrave captain Neal Robinson.

“Two of their batters played very well and we didn’t execute our plans with the ball after setting a par total, thanks to some powerful striking at the end by Toby Greatwood.

“We’re looking forward to Saturday. These are the type of matches that you want to play in and see what the rest of the team is about.

“There’s obviously the carrot of Home Counties Cricket if we win so fingers crossed we can play our best against a strong Falkland side.”

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