FINCHAMPSTEAD marched into the semi-finals of the Twenty20 Cup after beating neighbours Wokingham by eight wickets on Saturday.

Australian import Connor Corlet (2-8) did the bulk of the damage in a game reduced to 12 overs per side, the Oaks only able to muster 76-6 with Sukhi Kang top scoring with 32 not out from 22 balls.

And Finchampstead (80-2) had no problem chasing down their target with nine balls to spare, Josh Lincoln (29) having given them a flying start.

Finches (93-1) had earlier hammered Burnham (89) by nine wickets in their first game, racing to victory in just 9.4 overs.

Dan Lincoln's men could have four new faces in their team for the opening Division One match at home to promoted Datchet on Saturday (11.30am).

They include Ollie Soames, a 23-year-old batsman who made his first-class debut for Loughborough MCCA against Sussex last season. He is contracted to Hampshire and recently made a century in their 2nd XI game against Middlesex 2nds, whose squad now includes Finch skipper Lincoln.

Teenager Toby Albert, recently called up by Berkshire, has also joined, having previously played for Basingstoke & North Hants.

Zac Jones, 24, a seam bowler and useful batsman, has joined from league rivals Henley, while Finch have acquired Australian paceman Corlet, who is on the teaching staff at Crosfields School in Reading.

Middle-order batsman Billy Rogers has rejoined the club following a season with Reading.

Ryan Quinn has returned from New Zealand, but Finch are unable to include him and Corley in the same team due to league rules. Both are considered overseas players, even though Quinn holds a British passport.

Wokingham, meanwhile, had produced an excellent display to beat Slough – who made the last eight of the national competition last year – by 19 runs.

Michael Bates (48 from 33 balls) and Kang (37 from 32) led the Oaks to 136-8, and Paul Dewick then spun his way to figures of 5-13 as Slough capitulated to 117-8 in reply.

Nabil Shah top scored with 41 while Simon Myles also took 2-19 for Wokingham.

The Oaks have suffered a blow with Archie Carter damaging ligaments in his shoulder during a recent game.

They get their HCPL Division 2 campaign underway against league newcomers Cookham Dean at Sadlers End this Saturday.