Wilts lose again

Wilts lose again

Wiltshire lost their second consecutive match in the Unicorns County Championship, Western Division, by 75 runs to Berkshire at Corsham last  Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.

Berkshire won the toss and chose to bat and scored 296 (Waqar Hussein 53 and Stewart Davison 63), all out in the 90th over. For Wiltshire, Tahir Afridi took 3 for 50 and Ed Young 3 for 63. By close of the first day, Wiltshire SPONSORED BY WADWORTH & CO, were 87 for 2. On the second day, Wiltshire were all out for 266 in 59 overs. Neil Clark scored 54 and Tahir Afridi 77 off 66 balls. Mungo Russell took 5 for 81 and Chris Peploe 3 for 62.

Berkshire ‘s second innings took them all out for 163.  Luke Evans impressed on 4 for 51 and Ryan Murray 4 for 47. Wiltshire had 24 overs and the whole of the third day to score 194 to win and were 40 for 3 wickets overnight. Wiltshire were all out for 118 and Berkshire won by 75 runs. Will Wade scored 32 and Jack Mynott was 39 not out. Chris Peploe took 5 for 18 off 19 overs.

Points: Berkshire 23 Wiltshire 6.

WADWORTH MAN OF MATCH TAHIR AFRIDI

Wiltshire’s next match in the Unicorns County Championship is in Cornwall at St Austell Sunday,Monday,Tuesday July 22/23/24.

Brian White

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