MINOR COUNTIES Cornwall break Berkshire's winning run

Ecb LogoDefending champions Berkshire reached their fourth consecutive Minor Counties Championship final despite their run of 12 successive wins coming to an end St Austell where they had to settle for a draw against Cornwall.

Middlesex wicketkeeper/batsman Jack Davie again demonstrated his class with an unbeaten 111 out of Berkshire’s 207 for eight declared.

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MINOR COUNTIES Herefordshire edge past Wiltshire

IMG 7098Joe King 5 for 55 2nd innings
Herefordshire 
held their nerve to snatch a dramatic one wicket victory over Wiltshire in a tense Minor Counties Championship Western Division match at Brockhampton.

A match of fluctuating fortunes was decided when Dan Conway scampered a single off off-spinner Joe King to take Herefordshire to a target of 207.

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MINOR COUNTIES Peploe rescues champions at St Austell

Defending Minor Counties champions Berkshire were indebted to Chris Peploe for digging them out of trouble against Cornwall in their Western Division round five clash at St Austell.

Berkshire are used to Peploe rescuing them with the ball but on this occasion the former Middlesex slow left-armer came to their aid with the bat, by making an aggressive run-a-ball 41.

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MINOR COUNTIES Wiltshire beaten in Trophy semi finals

Cumberland will face favourites Berkshire in the Minor Counties Trophy final at Wormsley on August 28 after they enjoyed very different passages through yesterday's semi-finals.

Berkshire progressed to the final with a four wickets win over Wiltshire at Finchampstead.

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MINOR COUNTIES Defending champions 12th win in row

Defending champions Berkshire made it four wins from four in this season’s Minor Counties Championship and 12 in a row over three seasons as they swept Shropshire aside by 241 runs at Shifnal.

The recipe for Berkshire’s success was again simple but effective – bat long in both innings and leave the bowlers with plenty of time to take 20 wickets.

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MINOR COUNTIES Bevan spins Wales to victory

Ecb LogoWales ended a three-year wait for a Minor Counties Championship victory by defeating hosts Wiltshire by 139 runs inside two days at the South Wilts club in Salisbury.

Off-spinner Tom Bevan led Wales to the landmark victory by taking five for 59 – his maiden five wicket haul in the championship – to dismiss Wiltshire for 154 in their second innings.

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