HIGH Wycombe 2s have been relegated from Division One this season after a narrow eight run defeat at Cove on Saturday, writes Rob Stevens.

The Bucks-based club have won just four times in 17 league matches, their last came at rivals Gerrards Cross four weeks ago, but taking 11 points from the game at Cove is not enough to keep their battle alive.

High Wycombe won the coin toss and elected to field first at London Road, with the visitors reaching 275-8 from their allotted 50 overs.

Opening batsman James Regan was the leading runs scorer with 101 and put on 132 for the first wicket with James Marsh (46). Regan and Najeeb Bashir Malik (14) then added 81 runs in a second-wicket partnership.

Aashi Zaib was the pick of the home bowling attack with his figures of 3-57 from nine overs.

High Wycombe managed 267-9 in response to fall short and ultimately consign them to the second division next season.

Number three Matt Pugh top-scored with 77 runs after John Stevens (35) and Sam Buckfield (37) made 73 in the opening stand.

Tom Redhead was the best of the Cove bowlers with his figures of 4-41 from 10 overs.

High Wycombe 2s bring down the curtain on their season with a visit to London Road from bottom side Hayes this Saturday (1pm start).

Gerrards Cross returned to winning form following their 111-run victory at Hayes, which sees them remain in fourth position in the table.

Hayes won the toss and invited the Cross to bat first with the visitors reaching 22-6 from their allotted 50 overs.

Captain and number six Richard Knudsen carried his bat through for an unbeaten 78 runs from 98 balls including 10 boundaries and three maximum hits.

Ravi Kumar was the pick of the Hayes bowling attack with his figures of 2-14 from 10 overs with five maidens.

The home side were bowled out for 112 runs from 26.1 overs in response with Haroon Sadiq Gouhri (30 from 33 balls) the top scorer.

Zain Khan led the Cross bowling attack from the front with his figures of 3-27 from six overs.

Gerrards Cross are at home to Stoke Green on the final day of the season this Saturday.

Beaconsfield maintained their two-point lead at the top in Division 2b after a 71-run win at third-in-the-table Hurst.

The visitors won the toss and chose to bat first, reaching 295-5 from their allotted 50 overs.

Number three Ross Richardson was the leading runs scorer with 99 from 125 balls including 12 boundaries. David Heavyside, batting at number five, made 79 from 56 balls with seven boundaries and five maximums.

The pair put on 134 runs for the fourth wicket after a third-wicket stand of 95 between Richardson and Ziafat Ashraf (11).

Andrew Ruddock led the Hurst bowling attack with his figures of 2-57 from 10 overs.

The home team managed 224-7 from 50 overs in response with Oliver Lovegrove (44 runs from 46 balls) the leading scorer.

Heavyside was the pick of the seven Beaconsfield bowlers with figures of 2-10 from two overs.

Beaconsfield will win the title and promotion into Division One if they can better the result of Henley 2s this Saturday.

The league leaders are at home to relegation-threatened Aldershot while Henley travel to sixth-placed Bagshot.