MINOR MATTERS Lintott and King put Cornwall in a spin

Ecb LogoWiltshire spinners Jake Lintott and Joe King took eight wickets between them to trigger a Cornwall collapse at Corsham.

Cornwall appeared in little trouble when they reached 155 for two but they crumbled to 184 all out after Lintott, the former Hampshire and Gloucestershire slow left-armer Lintott, had player/coach Greg Smith stumped.


Lintott finished with five for 53 and off-spinner King three for 27 as Cornwall lost their last eight wickets for 29.

Tom Morton and Jake Goodwin launched the reply with an opening stand of 58 – Goodwin eventually falling to Smith for 80 – and Wiltshire lost only four wickets in building a lead.

Wickets tumbled at Eastnor where 19 went down in the day between Herefordshire and Devon.

Former Lancashire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire all-rounder Wayne White took four wickets on his debut as Devon’s locum professional but it was not enough to prevent Herefordshire ending the day with a lead of 104.

White, filling in for unavailable Somerset all-rounder Peter Trego, shared eight wickets with his new ball partner Hugo Whitlock to help dismiss Herefordshire for 193 after they had opted to bat first.

Jujhar Johal again impressed for Herefordshire, following up an unbeaten half century of the second innings of his debut against Berkshire two weeks ago, with a composed 82.

Herefordshire hit back strongly in the evening session through seamers Dan Conway and Tom Hage who took three wickets each and reduced to 89  for nine.

Conway’s three wickets included Devon captain Alex Barrow, the former Somerset batsman, while White fell to Barney Morgan for four.

Berkshire, aiming for a fourth successive title, were dismissed for 209 by Wales, who are without a championship win since 2016, in their Western Division match at the Falkland club in Newbury.

Former Hampshire batsman Richard Morris made 64 after Berkshire won the toss but Bridgend Town paceman Tomos Jones unpicked the innings by taking six for 46, his best figures in the competition.

Wales wobbled early on in reply but Cardiff batsman Umer Malik, with a half century in his first innings of the season, and Oskar Kolk steadied the ship with an unbroken fourth wicket stand of 92.

Old Northamptonians batsman Richard Kaufman made the eighth championship century of his career to help Oxfordshire to 334 for eight in their 90 overs against Shropshire at Banbury. Opener Shabaaz Alam marked his first championship innings in five years with a half century.

Shropshire’s three-day captain Joe Carrasco finished the day unbeaten on 42 after Alex Phillips and Will Parton went cheaply.

North Perrott batsman Alex Eckland made his maiden championship century to help Dorset reach 286 for nine against Cheshire at Bournemouth.

Eckland shared a fifth wicket stand of 145 with Harry Fisher which helped to stabilise the innings following a wobble which saw them slip for 63 without loss to 92 for three.

Cheshire soon ran into trouble with the bat as Brad Currie took three wickets and they slipped to 46 for four.

Minor Counties Championship round two

First day of three

Eastern Division

Bedford Modern School: Bedfordshire 125 (Ben Waring 4-33, Luke Chapman 4-44) & 17-1, Hertfordshire 138 (Tom Brett 7-46).

Netherfield: Cumberland 297 (Ben Davidson 86, Jacques du Toit 75, Callum Guest 4-51), Cambridgeshire 61-3.

West Bromwich Dartmouth CC: Staffordshire 451-6 dec (Michael Hill 153, Tim Maxfield 117, Spencer Byatt 50 not out), Lincolnshire 55-3.

High Wycombe: Suffolk 337 (Michael Comber 59, James Poulson 51), Buckinghamshire 37-1.

Western Division

Falkland CC: Berkshire 209 (Richard Morris, Tomos Jones 6-46) v Wales 140-3 (Umer Malik 56 not out).

Bournemouth: Dorset 286-9 (Alex Eckland 109, Harry Fisher 64), Cheshire 46-4.

Eastnor: Herefordshire 193 (J Johal 82, Hugo Whitlock 4-23, Wayne White 4-49, Devon 89-9.

Banbury: Oxfordshire 334-8 (Richard Kaufman 113, Shabaaz Alam 54), Shropshire 51-2.

Corsham: Cornwall 184 (Jake Lintott 5-53), Wiltshire 235-5 (Jake Goodwin 80, Tom Morton 58).

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