NATIONAL COUNTIES Championship final race is on

NCCA-Logo MasterSeven counties head into today’s final round of three-day National Counties Championship matches with a chance of qualifying for next month’s final at Tring Park (September 5-8). 

All four of the Western Division One sides in action are in contention to top the division with 15 points separating Oxfordshire – who went top by beating defending champions Berkshire this week – from fourth place Dorset. 


NATIONAL COUNTIES Western Division preview

NCCA-Logo MasterIn Western Division One Berkshire have the chance to go top against Oxfordshire at Thame. 

Berkshire are currently second in the table just a point behind Dorset, who sit out this round of matches, with Oxfordshire also in contention to finish top and qualify for next month’s final at Tring. 


NATIONAL COUNTIES All change for Tamar derby at Truro

NCCA-Logo MasterCornwall make three team changes for the National Counties Championship Tamar derby against Devon at Truro today (1100).

Charlie Kent, Matt Robins and James Turpin replace Ben Twohig, Kian Burns and Scott Kellow in the side which drew with Wales. 


CRICKET MATTERS National Counties team news

NCCA-Logo MasterDevon wicketkeeper/batsman Matt Thompson will find himself in the unusual position of playing against his paymasters in today’s National Counties Championship Western Division Two match against Wales NC at Sandford. 

Although Thompson has played for Devon since 2010 his day job is head of talent pathway for Cricket Wales with a key part of his job being the development of the Wales NC side. 


CRICKET MATTERS Pardoe returns to New Road

Herefordshire captain Matt Pardoe will be back on familiar territory when he leads out the National Counties side against Worcestershire at New Road in their 50 overs showcase game today (1100). 

Pardoe had three seasons with Worcestershire before moving into sports coaching at Sherborne School in Dorset and becoming a heavy run-scorer for Herefordshire.

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Devon and Wales in Trophy quarter finals action today

NCCA-Logo MasterDevon are boosted by the return of skipper Justin Stephens for their free to see home National Counties quarter final clash at home to holders Berkshire at Sidmouth Cricket Club today (1100).

Devon are missing Somerset all-rounder Ned Leonard who took five wickets in the win over Dorset which secured Devon's top spot in Group Two qualifying. 


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