BERKSHIRE captain James Morris is confident his side will bounce back from the defeat they suffered in the MCCA Trophy
BERKSHIRE captain James Morris is confident his side will bounce back from the defeat they suffered in the MCCA Trophy at Burnham against DORSET on Sunday.
“We are not going to panic,” he said following their seven-wicket reverse at the hands of Dorset in the first of their four group games.
“You can afford to lose a game in this competition and still reach the knock-out stage. I hope we have put ours out of the way in our opening game
Berkshire, having been put in to bat, made 254—8 in their 50 overs. They owed much to opener David Barnes, who made 90 off 129 balls before being fifth man out with the total on 200.
He featured in three 50 plus partnerships with Matt Jones (21), James Morris (30) and Richard Morris (34). Richard Logan also weighed in with 30 runs.
Logan dismissed Nick Park in the opening over with the total on four, but Jake Lintott and Masoor Khan put on 104 for the second wicket before the former was bowled by Tom Andrews for 44. Left-hander Khan and Aaron Williams pushed along the total to 180 when Khan gave a return catch to spinner Gurveer Singh with his score on 85.
Williams (66 not out) was joined by Mark Wolstenholme (42 not out) and they saw Dorset home with more than three overs to spare on 260—3.
Berkshire’s next game is away to Staffordshire on Sunday May 19.