Thatcham Town Cricket Club had to settle for a draw in their match with Wargrave on Saturday, despite coming close to pinching the win in the closing stages.
Thatcham had set a formidable total of 252-6 off their 52 overs, but Wargrave held firm and survived on 212-7 to earn a share of the points.
It was a very strong batting display from Thatcham, which included two half-centuries from Steven Bartholomew (54) and Will Wright (59, not out).
Peter Spriggs (37), Scott Gibson (24), Jack Andrews (21) and Duncan Johnson (21, not out) also produced good knocks as Thatcham built up their tally.
However for a while it looked like Wargrave might be able to catch them, with Mandip Sohi (64) and Daniel Pratt (68) boosting their side’s total early on.
But the lower order began to fall away, although a stubborn Sam Bowers and Charlie Moss managed to stay at the crease to ensure a draw.
The result puts Thatcham seventh in Division 2B of the Thames Valley Cricket League, 18 points above the drop zone with one match remaining.
Elsewhere, Kevin Mills put in a stunning bowling display as Newbury Cricket Club beat Sonning by six wickets.
Sonning batted first and scored the majority of their runs with their first three batsmen.
But after that Mills ran riot, picking up the remaining seven wickets to limit Sonning to just 95.
And Newbury comfortably surpassed that when they stepped up to bat, with Stuart Goddard getting to 39 as his side finished on 97-4.
Newbury are third in Division 3A, but are too far back from Sonning in second to be able to challenge for promotion with one game left.
Thatcham conclude their season at home to Slough 2nds on Saturday, while Newbury travel to Purley-on-Thames.