HIGH Wycombe are now unbeaten in three matches at London Road after an 18-run win against Aston Rowant in Division One on Saturday, writes Rob Stevens.

The Bucks-based club have not been beaten at home since the defeat to Banbury back in July, two wins and a draw plus one cancelled match, and this most recent success sees them stand in fifth position in the league table.

Aston Rowant won the coin toss and elected to field first, with High Wycombe reaching 290-8 from their allotted 50 overs.

Captain and number three Dan Marles was the leading runs scorer with 78 from 115 balls including 12 boundaries. It is his fifth half-century of the season and means he has now scored over 1,200 runs during the summer.

Marles and opening batsman Lloyd Paternott (46 from 62 balls) put on 73 runs for the second wicket, before a fifth-wicket stand of 53 between the skipper and George Russell (29 from 26 balls).

The wickets were shared amongst the five Aston Rowant bowlers with the pick of them being Adam Muttitt with his 2-57 from 10 overs which included the wicket of Marles, caught by Dominic Whatman.

The visitors were set a revised target of 241 runs from 37 overs after the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method was applied but fell short at 222-9.

Opening batsman James Coles top-scored with 62 runs from 67 balls including seven boundaries and one maximum hit. It his a third half-century of the summer.

Coles and George Reid (44 from 51 balls) put on 88 runs for the second wicket, before a sixth-wicket partnership of 54 between Christopher Watling (25) and Hayden Rossouw (32).

Adam Dobb was the best of the High Wycombe bowling attack with his figures of 3-35 from eight overs, which includes the wickets of Reid and Watling. Dobb was well supported by Marles who claimed 3-50 from seven overs.

High Wycombe can leapfrog Aston Rowant into fourth place in the table with a win at Tring Park on the final day of the season this Saturday (3pm).

Chesham completed a hat-trick of wins in Division Two when beating bottom side and winless Dinton by 174 runs at Oxford Road.

Jason Rance (129 runs from 130 balls) and Alex Morgan (128* from 155 balls) guided Chesham to 286-4, before Santosh Suresh (2-16 from six overs) helped dismiss Dinton for 112 runs in 35 overs.

Chesham now stand in fifth position in the table and bring down the curtain on their season at home to promotion-chasing Harefield this Saturday (11am).

Amersham will need to better the result of Cookham Dean on the final day in order to avoid relegation from the league despite a 61-run win against Wokingham at Shardeloes last weekend.

Robert Viney (99 runs from 142 balls) steered Amersham to 240-8, before Stuart Rogers (6-24 from eight overs) helped bowl out the visitors for 160 runs in 33.3 overs.

Amersham are a single point behind Cookham ahead of a tough trip to Thame Town this Saturday. The Dean are at home to seventh-placed Oxford Downs.