COUNTIES CRICKET Round two round-up

Durant cricket championshipOxfordshire routed Cheshire to record the biggest innings win in their history to stay on the trail of Berkshire, the Western Division One pacesetters in the Durant Cricket National Counties Championship.

Cheshire, who were dismissed for 119 in their first innings at Thame, folded for 108 second time with left-arm spinner Tom Hinley taking his first five wicket haul in the competition.


COUNTIES CRICKET Rishton's magnificent seven

Durant cricket championshipAndy Rishton produced a career-best bowling performance to put Berkshire in complete control of their Durant Cricket National Counties Championship Western Division One match against Cornwall at Wargrave.

The experienced seam bowler took seven for 55 to dismiss Cornwall for 124 in their first innings and, with a mountainous lead of 315, Berkshire captain Dan Lincoln had no hesitation in enforcing the follow-on.


COUNTIES CRICKET Round two, day one round-up

There was a maiden century for Berkshire opener Johnny Connell against Cornwall at Wargrave in Western Division One.

Connell announced himself with a brilliant century in victory over Middlesex in a Showcase match two years ago but this was his first in a competitive match and came after a number of near-misses.


COUNTIES CRICKET Championship second day round-up

Durant cricket championshipIn Western Division One, Berkshire were frustrated by rain which cut short proceedings at Instow after they had overtaken Devon’s 222 and built a lead of 61 when the weather closed in.

Calum Haggett prolonged Devon’s resistance in the morning with a half-century while former Cornwall seamer Tommy Sturgess finished with four for 48 in his first Championship bowl for Berkshire.


COUNTIES CRICKET Church century for Wiltshire

The first Championship century of the season was scored by Wiltshire’s Dylan Church in their Western Division Two match against Herefordshire at Corsham.

Church made a competition-best 116 and shared a third wicket partnership of 131 with his captain, Ed Young, and an opening stand of 82 with James Degg (38) but Wiltshire failed to capitalise and were dismissed for 331.


COUNTIES CRICKET Devon and Dorset quarter finalists

NCCA-Logo MasterDevon, Dorset, Cambridgeshire, Chesire, Lincolnshire and Suffolk secured their places in the quarter-finals of the National Counties Trophy on a dramatic final day of group matches.

Devon finished as runners-up in Group Three despite going down by seven runs to Cornwall at Cornwood.


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