Fenner's (final day of three): Warwickshire 383-6 dec (NS Poonia 111, RM Johnson 72, JO Troughton 66 no, L C Parker 61) & 215-1 dec (JO Troughton 90 no, CR Woakes 64 no, NS Poonia 50) v Cambridge UCCE 204 (KA Jogia 104 no, TD Groenewald 5-24) & 171 (FOwen 50). Warwickshire beat Cambridge UCCE by 223 runs.
Warwickshire duly completed a resounding, 233-run, win over Cambridge University when the three-day match ended before tea at Fenner's on Wednesday.
The students, who resumed their second innings on eight for one, needed to score another 387 runs to win, a mathematical as well as practical challenge of testing proportions.
Despite the overnight pair, Freddie Owen and Will O'Driscoll, taking the total to 81 when Owen departed for an even 50 containing seven fours, wickets fell regularly until, at 130 for seven, Tim Hemingway and Nick Lee, the captain, advanced the total to 166.
The the most successful of the bowlers being pace pair Chris Woakes and Calum MacLeod. Each took three wickets, Woakes conceding only 31 runs from his 14 overs while MacLeod, from 12.1 overs, conceded 36.
Meanwhile, Alan Oakman has been awarded honorary life membership of Warwickshire for services to the club.
Oakman, who represented Sussex and England as a player, joined Warwickshire as senior coach in 1970 and stayed in the role for 17 years. He represented the Over-50s side until he was 70 and now, aged 78, remains heavily involved with the club as a guide of tour parties.
Oakman, an off-spinning all-rounder, played 538 first-class matches, amassing 21,800 runs and 736 wickets. He was somewhat unfortu-nate to play in only two Test matches but, dur-ing the 'Laker Test' of 1956, he took five of the catches that helped England to victory and Laker to 19 wickets.
"It is a great honour for me," he said. "I have spent the latter half of my life at Edgbaston and still enjoy being involved now 50 years on!
"I join a list of very distinguished players who have already received this accolade so I am very proud to be part of Warwickshire's rich history."
Colin Povey, the club's chief executive, said: "Alan has been an integral part of this Club for many years and it is appropriate that he receives the recognition he deserves."