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.

Cornwall’s side may have lacked experience but there were defiant innings from openers Charlie Kent and Toby Whiteford, Alex Bone and Tim Wyatt against the three-pronged spin threat of Chris Peploe, Luke Beaven and Euan Woods.

Wyatt and debutant Aidan Libby, who faced 22 balls for two, brought Berkshire’s long winning run to an end.

Oxfordshire’s defeat by Devon at Sidmouth and Dorset’s draw against Wales at North Perrott ended their hopes of overtaking Berkshire at the top of the Western Division.

Oxfordshire’s second innings resistance was led by half centuries from Harry Smith and captain Jonny Cater – his second of the match.

But they were eclipsed by Devon captain Alex Barrow who followed up his 141 in the first innings with an unbeaten 103 from 93 balls in the second.

Former Somerset batsman Barrow became only the fifth Devon batsman to score two centuries in a Minor Counties Championship match.

Devon’s second win of the season moved them into sixth place in the Western Division just one point behind Wiltshire who currently occupy the prized fifth spot which would secure a place in the new First Division West next season.

Dorset’s draw featured a maiden century from Harry Fisher but Wales safely batted out for the draw with opener Thomas Bevan making 40.

Cheshire moved into the top four with a crushing innings win over Shropshire at Nantwich.

Off-spinner Simon Norman took his second four wicket haul of the match and it was all over before the lunch break.

MINOR COUNTIES RESULTS - Western & Eastern Divisions

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