COUNTIES CRICKET Tall order but Devon through to final

Devon Cricket League LogoDevon are reaping early rewards from their decision to invest in youth with a surprise appearance in Sunday’s Durant Cricket National Counties Championship play-off final against Buckinghamshire at West Bromwich Dartmouth. 

Having been promoted as Western Division Two champions 12 months ago, Devon clinched the Western Division One title on a rollercoaster final day of the regular season by beating Herefordshire at Sidmouth while Cheshire did them a favour by beating Oxfordshire at Banbury. 


COUNTIES CRICKET Championship down to the wire

The Durant Cricket National Counties Championship is set for an exciting end to the regular season with five of the six main issues still to be resolved going into this weekend’s final round of matches.  

Only the Western Division Two title, which has already been won by Cornwall to secure promotion to the top-flight next season, has been settled with three counties still in the running for each of the Eastern Division One and Two and Western Division One titles.  


COUNTIES CRICKET Bucks fizz in Championship

Buckinghamshire may have emerged as the surprise package of this season’s Durant Cricket National Counties Championship but their success is not entirely unexpected.

Having won all four of their matches in Eastern Division Two last year to secure promotion, Buckinghamshire have beaten Norfolk and Staffordshire in their first two Division One matches this season and they head to Chesham for the visit of Lincolnshire on Sunday aiming to maintain their unbeaten run.


COUNTIES CRICKET Kent's Blake enjoyed Cornwall spell

Alex Blake will be back on the other side of the fence today having enjoyed a short but successful first taste of National Counties cricket with Cornwall. 

The Kent left-handed batter made a rapid century against Dorset in the opening Durant Cricket National Counties Championship at Truro two weeks ago and followed up with a valuable 73 in the first innings of the victory over Shropshire at Bridgnorth on Monday. 


CRICKET Young hoping home advantage assists Wilts

Wiltshire will have revenge in mind when they face Berkshire in today’s National Counties Trophy semi-final at the South Wilts club in Salisbury (1100). 

The last time Wiltshire reached the last four of the 50-overs competition was in 2019 when they were beaten by four wickets by Berkshire at Finchampstead. 


CLUB CRICKET Penzance home in national quarter finals

Defending Cornwall League champions Penzance won through to the ECB National Club Championship quarter-finals in the most dramatic of fashions at Potterne, near Devizes.

The ‘compact’ ground at the Grove saw no fewer than a remarkable 33 sixes hit on the day.


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