NATIONAL COUNTIES T20 round three round-up

NCCA-Logo MasterRain badly affected matches in the National Counties T20 Trophy third round with Devon and Wiltshire suffering a double washout at Exmouth. 

The first match between Herefordshire and Dorset at Colwall was also washed out but conditions in the Malvern Hills improved and allowed a full second match to be completed and for Herefordshire to secure a comfortable 46 runs win. 

Matt Pardoe’s 47 in a second wicket stand of 88 with Ollie Walker (38) proved decisive and insure them against the loss of five wickets for 12 runs after Walker was run out. 

Dorset struggled in reply with leg-spinner Zak Shah taking four for 30 on debut, backed by excellent catching from Herefordshire. 

Rain and bad light interrupted both matches at Newport but did not prevent Berkshire from doing the double over Wales NC, with victories by 19 then 11 runs. 

The first match was reduced to nine overs-a-side but that was still sufficient for Berkshire to rattle up 92 for three with new captain Dan Lincoln (45 not out) and Toby Albert (30) sharing an opening stand of 74. 

Lincoln (38) and Albert (49) continued where they left off with an opening with a stand of 81 at the start of the second match. 

Berkshire’s innings was interrupted by a stoppage for bad light which meant the match became a 15 overs contest and their total of 135 for seven became a target of 146 for Wales.

Tom Bevan, Callum Taylor and Cameron Herring played useful cameos but Max Uttley and Jafer Chohan throttled the chase with combined figure of 5.4-0-25-7. 

Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire shared the honours in the other Group Four match at High Wycombe where Oxfordshire’s Sussex pair Harrison Ward (44) and James Coles (38 not out) helped them to a seven wickets win in the first match which was reduced to an 18 over contest. 

Buckinghamshire gained their revenge in the second game of the day with opener Eliot Callis making 58 not out in an eight wickets win. Slow left-armer Conner Haddow took four for 27 for Buckinghamshire. 

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National Counties T20 

Group One 

Leek: Staffordshire 124-7, Cheshire 128-4 (Will Evans 41). Cheshire won by six wickets. Staffordshire 120, Cheshire 90 (Grant Thornton 5-12). Staffordshire won by 20 runs. 

Netherfield: Cumbria v Shropshire. Both matches abandoned. 

Group Two 

Exmouth. Devon v Wiltshire. Both matches abandoned. 

Colwall: Herefordshire v Dorset. First match abandoned. Herefordshire 141-8 (Matt Pardoe 47), Dorset 95 (Zak Shah 4-30). Herefordshire won by 46 runs.  

Group Three 

Grantham: Lincolnshire 201-3 (Tom Keast 83, Joe Kendall 70), Cambridgeshire 192-7 (Lee Thomason 67). Lincolnshire won by nine runs. Cambridgeshire 222-8 (Wayne White 81, Callum Guest 62), Lincolnshire 145 (Ben Wright 53, Ben Cliverd 3-28). Cambridgeshire won by 77 runs. 

Manor Park: Suffolk 136-6, Norfolk 113-8. Suffolk won by 23 runs. Norfolk 105-8, Suffolk 109-4 (Alex Oxley 42). Suffolk won by six wickets. 

Group Four 

High Wycombe: Buckinghamshire 126-7, Oxfordshire 127-3 (Harrison Ward 44). Oxfordshire won by seven wickets. Oxfordshire 122 (Conner Haddow 4-27), Buckinghamshire 123-2 (Eliot Callis 58 not out). Buckinghamshire won by eight wickets 

Newport: Berkshire 92-3, Wales NC 73-6. Berkshire won by 19 runs. Berkshire 135-7 (Toby Albert 49), Wales NC 134 (Max Uttley 4-18, Jafer Chohan 3-17). Berkshire won by 11 runs (DLS Method). 

FREE TO SEE Round 4 matches May 2 (1100 & 1430) *

Group One. Toft: Cheshire v Cumbria, Whitchurch: Shropshire v Northumberland.  

Group Two. North Perrott: Dorset v Devon, South Wilts CC: Wiltshire v Cornwall.  

Group Three. Wisbech: Cambridgeshire v Norfolk, Copdock: Suffolk v Hertfordshire.  

Group Four. Wargrave: Berkshire v Buckinghamshire, Wormsley: Oxfordshire v Bedfordshire.  

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