Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Woods’s knock is not enough for Berkshire

BERKSHIRE suffered a 37-run defeat by WILTSHIRE in their annual challenge match for the Marlborough Cup.

BERKSHIRE suffered a 37-run defeat by WILTSHIRE in their annual challenge match for the Marlborough Cup.

The hosts, having won the toss, elected to bat first at Corsham last Sunday and made 235-8 in their 50 overs.

Tom Morton top scored with 69 before being caught by wicket-keeper Stewart Davison off the bowling of Martin Andersson, while Ashur Morrison remained unbeaten on 43.

Henley paceman Tom Nugent had Berkshire’s best bowling figures of 10-3-39-2, while new club colleague Euan Woods also finished with an impressive 10-1-29-2.

The rest of the bowling: Andersson 10-1-51-1, Chris Peploe 10-1-50-1, Euan Brock 4-0-20-1, Waqas Hussain 3-1-18-0, Callum Gregory 3-0-21-0.



The other wicket to fall came from a run out following a direct throw by Michael Roberts.

In reply, Roberts made 11 and fellow opener Hussain six, but Berkshire lost three wickets with the total on 24 with Andersson and Brandon Gilmour both out for ducks.

A stand of 84 between skipper James Morris and Woods put the visitors back in the game before Morris was out for 59 with the sixth wicket falling on 132 in the 33rd over.

Andy Rishton made 14, Davison nine and Peploe five. Woods was last man out for 62 after he and Henley team-mate Nugent (10 not out) had added 29 for the 10th wicket. Berkshire were all out for 198 in the 46th over.

Berkshire commence their Unicorns Trophy campaign on Sunday (11am) when they play Dorset at Falkland CC. The 12 players selected for for the match are: Roberts (Henley), Hussain (Slough), Andersson (Reading), Richard Morris (Henley), James Morris (Datchet), Rishton (Finchampstead), Woods (Henley), Peploe (Datchet), Davison (Henley), Nugent (Henley), Gregory (Finchampstead), Akbar (Slough).



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