MINOR COUNTIES round four, day one round-up

Ecb LogoCheshire enjoyed their best day of their Minor Counties Championship season as they routed Devon for 85 and then built a lead of 104 at Alderley Edge.

Seamer Ben Aitchison, well supported by Ben Gibbon and Rick Moore, soon had Devon in disarray at 28 for six after they had won the toss.


MINOR COUNTIES Exciting times for Wiltshire

IMG 5700.Tahir Afridi 5 for 63JPGWiltshire hope that a landmark victory over Devon will set them up nicely for two matches that will shape their season.

Last week’s four wickets win at Sandford was Wiltshire’s first victory over Devon in the Minor Counties Championship for 52 years.


MINOR COUNTIES Wiltshire pace chase to perfection

Defending Minor Counties champions Berkshire maintained their perfect start to the season by making it three wins out of three in the Western Division with a 148 runs success over Cheshire at Finchampstead.
Berkshire have now won 11 consecutive matches over three seasons and again look the side to beat as they attempt to become only the second county to win four successive titles outright.


MINOR COUNTIES Dorset at double in championship

dorset cccDorset made it back-to-back home wins in the Minor Counties Championship with an innings and 23 runs victory over Herefordshire at Bashley.

Inexperienced Herefordshire were shot out for 128 in their second innings with former Leicestershire off-spinner Jigar Naik taking four for 47 to finish with eight wickets in the match.


MINOR COUNTIES Centuries for Herring and Thompson

Former Gloucestershire and Glamorgan wicketkeeper Cameron Herring made his maiden Minor Counties century for Wales against Oxfordshire at Usk.

Thanks to Herring Wales recovered from 107 for six to reach 260 all out with extras being the next highest scorer with 40. Northop Hall teenager Josh Andrady chipped in with 28 on his Wales debut.


MINOR MATTERS Minor Counties Championship preview

England Under-19 international Luke Hollman will make his debut for defending champions Berkshire in their Minor Counties Championship match against Cheshire at Finchampstead today (1100).

Hollman, a batsman/leg-spinner, is a member of the Middlesex Academy and will make his debut as part of Berkshire’s mutually-beneficial relationship with the first-class county.


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