HIGH Wycombe missed the chance to move closer into contention for the Division One title this season after a one-wicket defeat against Henley on Saturday.

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won the coin toss and elected to bat first at London Road, the home side making 180 runs all out from 60.5 overs.

Number seven George Russell, pictured batting, was the leading runs scorer with 47 from 68 balls, including five boundaries and one maximum hit before he was run out by Euan Woods.

Lloyd Paternott, batting at number five, made 24 from 91 balls and the pair put on 56 runs for the sixth wicket as the hosts recovered from 54-5.

Cameron Parsons added 37 and captain Dan Marles 24, while Conrad Louth was the only other batsman to reach double figures with 10.

Tom Nugent led the Henley bowling attack with figures of 4-31 from 15.5 overs, including seven maidens and the wicket of opener Edmund Casterton (6).

Nugent was backed up by Tom Scriven, who took 3-52 from 15 overs whilst the other wickets fell to Andy Rishton (1-25) and Ali Akbar Raja (1-33).

The defending champions reached 184-9 from 45.3 overs in response to maintain their unbeaten record this season and remain top of the table.

Number five Scriven top-scored with 45 runs from 64 balls, including five boundaries.

Woods, batting at number six, made 38 from 52 and the pair put on 59 runs for the fifth wicket.

Conner Haddow was the pick of the

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bowlers with his figures of 3-38 from 10 overs, which included the wicket of Scriven.

Thomas Hampton took the wickets of Woods and opener Matthew Rowe (10) in his 3-48 from 12.3 overs, while Parsons took 2-42 from 14 overs.

High Wycombe remain in third position in the table despite the defeat and travel to bottom side Aston Rowant this Saturday (11am start).

High Wycombe 2s are now six matches without a win in Division One of the Thames Valley League following their four-wicket defeat at Boyne Hill.

Boyne Hill won the toss and invited their visitors to bat first, with High Wycombe making 111 runs all out from 43.2 overs.

Number four Xavier Owen and Harry Lane, batting at number nine, both top-scored with 21 runs.

Chris Shave was the pick of the home bowlers with his figures of 4-26 from 7.2 overs, which included the wickets of Owen and Lane.

Boyne Hill managed 112-6 from 34.5 overs in response for a fifth win this season which sees them move to the top of the table.

Number five Hamid Riaz was the leading runs scorer with 35, while Shave, bating at number six, carried his bat through for an unbeaten 24.

Owen led the High Wycombe bowling attack with his figures of 3-11 from 12 overs, which included the wicket of captain Ollie Clayson for a duck.

High Wycombe 2s host second-placed Cove this Saturday (1pm).