HIGH Wycombe Cricket Club bounced back from their disappointing display the previous Saturday, to take the better of a draw with Reading.

Wycombe started the Home Counties encounter well, with Jason Harrison (50) and Matt Eyles (32) putting on 52 for the first wicket.

Paul Sawyer joined Harrison and put together a superb stand taking the score to 124 before Sawyer was dismissed for 35.

The middle order played well with Travaglia (26), Benning (16) moving the score onto 190, before Travaglia was adjudged lbw. This left the score on 190-five from 50 overs and a big score looked on the cards.

However, Reading tightened their bowling and took the last five wickets for only 27 runs in 12 overs.

The pick of the Reading bowlers was leg spinner Hartley who took four for 67 from 23 overs.

Wycombe took an early wicket but Fray (35) and Perkins (51) put together a good stand of 77, but used 29 overs. With the score on 107 for four and 19 overs remaining, Wycombe looked to have the game sewn up, but aggressive innings from both Lamsdale (29) and Batt (35) put Reading back in the game.

Needing 63 from the last ten overs and with five wickets in hand, Reading started to look favourites, but some superb tight bowling from Tim Scriven restricted the run rate and caused panic in the Reading batting. Wickets fell regularly, and with only two wickets left, Mark Simmons played out the remaining three overs for a draw.