NATIONAL COUNTIES Western Division day one round-up

Defending champions Berkshire recovered from 22 for three to 301 all out against Dorset at Finchampstead in Western Division One. 

Savin Perera, Euan Woods and Richard Morris all went cheaply to Dorset’s new ball pair of Brad Currie and Ben Fletcher. 


NATIONAL COUNTIES Soames leads Dorset to victory

NCCA-Logo MasterFormer Hampshire batsman Oli Soames led Dorset to an eight wickets win over Wiltshire at Wimborne with his second half century of the match.  

Soames followed up his first innings 55 with 91 from 114 balls to see Dorset home in some comfort in a low-scoring contest. 


NATIONAL COUNTIES All to play for on final day

NCCA-Logo MasterAn intriguing final day is in prospect today in National Counties Western Division One at Wimborne where Wiltshire have a lead of 130 over Dorset with four second innings wickets left. 

A half century from former Hampshire batsman Oli Soames, who was last out, restricted Wiltshire’s first innings lead to 22. Off-spinner Joe King took four for 50 for Wiltshire. 


NATIONAL COUNTIES Championship best for Dorset's Pack

NCCA-Logo MasterDorset slow left-armer Rob Pack took a Championship-best six for 38 against Wiltshire at Wimborne. 

Pack had taken six wickets in his previous four Championship matches since his debut in 2016, but he comfortably doubled that tally. 


NATIONAL COUNTIES TROPHY quarter-final round-up

NCCA-Logo MasterAn outstanding all-round performance from Andy Rishton helped holders Berkshire into the last four of the National Counties Trophy with a five wickets win over Devon in the quarter-finals at scorching Sidmouth. 

Rishton starred first with the ball, taking one for 12 in a miserly eight over spell then returning to mop up Devon’s resistance to finish with three for 18. 



NCCA-Logo MasterDefending champions Berkshire extended their unbeaten run to 34 consecutive Championship matches but had to settle for a draw against Wiltshire at Corsham in Western Division One. 

Former England Under-19s opener Savin Perera made 121 not out, his highest Championship score, but he was overshadowed by debutant Josh Lincoln in a fourth wicket partnership of 130 in 20 overs. 


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