WITH a fifth Lord’s final only three wins away, Shipton-under-Wychwood have received a double blow ahead of their last-16 clash away to Berkshire champions Cookham Dean on Sunday (1pm).

The match clashes with talented batsman Jamie Perkin’s stag party – and teammate Simon Hole will be attending as well.

Other first team regulars ineligible to play in the competition are overseas all-rounder Anupam Sanklecha plus batsmen Calvin Dickinson and Joe Barrett, who have played in first-class matches.

But such is the west Oxfordshire club’s strength in depth, they are still able name a powerful side for the Cookham trip.

The good news is left-arm spinner Shaun Miller is able to play, despite suffering from a shoulder problem.

Miller is resting the injury tomorrow so he can be fit for the limited-overs contest in which he excels.

A veteran of four Lord’s finals, Miller returned the figures of 3-20 from nine overs in their eight-wicket success at Hambledon in the previous round.

Unusually in this countrywide competition, Shipton know a lot about their opponents, who also play in Division 2 of the Serious Cricket Home Counties Premier League.

“I gather only three or four members of Cookham’s league side play in the Village Cup, so there are some unknown quantities,” said Shipton’s Andy Hemming.

“I’ve played in two Lord’s finals and they were the best days of my life,” he added. “We’d love to go there again.”

Shipton-under Wychwood (v Cookham Dean, away): Brain (capt), Hemming, Wood, Bates, Lewis, Cockroft, Miller, Senior, Seacole, Miller, Cross.