BURNHAM suffered a blow to their chances of beating relegation from Division Two after a four-wicket defeat against Wokingham on Saturday.

Burnham won the toss and chose to bat first at The Memorial Ground, the home team making 239 runs all out off 57.3 overs.

Number three Rizwan Nadeem top-scored with 87 runs from 89 balls for his third half-century this season.

His innings included 18 boundaries and a 95-run partnership with Adnan Shabbir (40) for the fourth wicket.

Number eight Adnan Malik made 36 but only Antum Naqvi and Muddassar Nawaz (both 15) could also reach double figures.

Paul Dewick was the best of the Wokingham bowlers with figures of 4-52 from 14 overs, which included the wickets of Nadeem and Shabbir.

Dewick was backed up by Lewis Sharp (3-65), while the other wickets fell to Iain Muirden (1-28) and James Bird (1-35).

The visitors reached 240-6 off 49.5 overs in response and for their eighth win from 14 league matches this season.

Number three Danny Housego carried his bat through for an unbeaten 137 runs from 148 balls for his 10th career century.

His innings included 17 boundaries and a 71-run partnership with Jack Wood (33) for the fourth wicket.

Housego then put on 68 runs in a sixth wicket stand with captain Stuart Hayter (33).

Farhaan Habib Khan was the pick of the Burnham bowlers with figures of 2-77 from 17 overs, which included the wicket of Bird for a duck.

Burnham remain in eighth position in the league table but now just 39 points above Dinton and Shipton-under-Wychwood in the two relegation spots.

Burnham welcome Harefield to The Memorial Ground this Saturday (11am start).

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