WILTSHIRE CRICKET Coles returns to starting XI

wiltshire county cricket logoWiltshire play Lincolnshire in their second group match in the MCCA Trophy on Sunday at Woodhall Spa (1100).

Wiltshire aim to bounce back from their disappointing defeat against Norfolk and make one change from that match with Bridgwater's Mike Coles - unavailable for the opener - replacing Neil Clark.

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CRICKET: WILTSHIRE'S TROPHY FINAL 14

wiltshire cricket logoWiltshire CCC's final Minor Counties match of the season will be next Wednesday's MCCA Trophy final against Cumberland at the world renowned Wormsley Cricket Ground (1100) in Buckinghamshire.

Team manager Neil Shardlow has selected a Wiltshire squad of 14 however the starting XI is expected to be the same as the one which overcame Staffordshire in the semis.

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HOWELL HAPPY TO BE IN BRACEWELL'S PLANS

Gloucestershire County Cricket Club crest Former Hampshire player Benny Howell has signed a two-year deal with Gloucestershire, which keeps him at the club until the end of the 2014 season.

Gloucestershire CCC director of cricket John Bracewell said: “It is great to have secured Benny on a long-term deal after what has been an extensive and successful trial period.

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WEEKEND CORNWALL CRICKET PREVIEW

Cornwall Cricket crestMatch of the day in the Cornwall Premier 50-50 Cup is at Wheal Eliza, where St Austell take on Grampound Road and both sides eye a semi-final spot.

In the other east group game, semi-finalists Werrington visit Truro.

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MCCA TROPHY: DEVON v CORNWALL IS OFF

Devon chief executive Neil Gamble last night confirmed that today's planned MCCA Trophy game against Cornwall at Instow (see below) has been washed out.

Both sides have lost their two opening group one matches to April showers.

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GIDMAN COMMITS TO GLOUCESTERSHIRE

gloucestershire county cricket club crestGloucestershire player of the year Will Gidman has committed to the Bristol based club until 2014 after penning a new deal.

The 27-year-old all-rounder capped a successful first season with Gloucestershire as player of the year after scoring 1,000 runs and taking 50 wickets in the LV= County Championship last summer.

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