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A win and a defeat for second day running

By Dave Wright

Berkshire share the spoils with Bucks

For the second day running, Berkshire had to share the honours with their opponents in their Twenty20 double-header. After Shropshire on Sunday, Bank Holiday Monday's fixture against Buckinghamshire at Wargrave also ended all square.
The defending champions won the opening encounter by seven runs.
Put in to bat, Berkshire made 131-8 with Richard Morris getting a run-a-ball 46, skipper James Morris 29 and the Euan Brock 22.
Brock, who last played for the county four years ago, received a late call-up due to the fact Berkshire were missing several players. Dan Lincoln and Jack Davies were playing for Middlesex 2nds against Surrey 2nds, while Andy Rishton, Tom Scriven and Archie Carter were all ruled out by injury.
Bucks fell just short at 124-6 (Garry Park 42) with Brandon Gilmour taking 3-25 and Euan Woods 2-25.
However, the visitors gained swift revenge by winning the second match by four runs.
Bucks, electing to bat first, were restricted to 127-8 (Park 37, Conrad Louth 31) with Woods (pictured) claiming 3-17, Luke Beaven 2-26 and Rhodri Lewis 2-27.
Woods, who had gone in at No. 10 in the first game, opened the innings with Chris Peploe (23) and they put on 44 for the first wicket.
Richard Morris (25) was next to go with the total on 82, but, like Bucks earlier, the batsmen found it hard to push the score along and Berks slipped further behind the run rate. Woods was bowled for 44 with the score on 114 and despite a brisk knock of 17 by Brock, Berks finished on a 123-6.
In the other Group 2 game on Bank Holiday Monday, Oxfordshire completed a double over Shropshire at Magdalen College School in Oxford, winning by 70 runs and six wickets. They have now won three of their four games and top the group ahead of Berkshire.
Berkshire's next Twenty20 game is against Herefordshire at Falkland CC on June 16th, but before that, they play Dorset in the Trophy at Oratory School on June 2nd.

Updated 20:59 - 6 May 2019 by Dave Wright

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