SLOUGH CC captain Bobby Sher is relishing his side’s Home Counties Premier League title shoot-out with Henley on Saturday.

The table-toppers welcome 2017 champions Henley to Upton Court Road with an eight-point advantage, and know a first victory against their rivals since 2008 will seal a first title in 12 years.

Sher, whose side thrashed Finchampstead last weekend, told the Observer: “It’s a title shoot-out, it’s a very, very big game – a massive match for both teams. It would be brilliant to win.

“They smashed us in the first game and we will need to work a lot harder if we are going to get the win.”

Slough have already won the HCPL Twenty20 competition en route to making the last eight nationally – they were knocked out by Swardeston earlier this month – and Sher is backing his men to overturn their dire record against a Henley side without injured captain Michael Roberts.

He said: “We’ve beaten them in the T20 and while they’ve been getting the better of us in the league, this would be the perfect time to put that record to bed.

“The best way to go about it is to play the way we have been all season.

“If you start to think about it you change your approach and you won’t play at your best. I’ll say to the boys just continue what you’ve been doing.”

Slough will be missing two key players of their own in Shahid Yousaf, the league’s top run scorer with 774 at an average of 77.4, and opener Fahim Qureshi (589).