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Now 4 out of 4 in Championship

By Dave Wright

Berkshire extend winning run with big win

“It was a ruthless performance” James Morris

Berkshire 424-7 and 184-8dec beat Devon 103 and 185 by 320 runs.

Berkshire needed just 14 balls to take the final three wickets and bowl out Devon to seal a 320-run win at Falkland CC.
It was their fourth Western Division in succession and they look all set to retain the title,
Delighted skipper James Morris described it as a "ruthless performance" from his side, saying: "If you could choose how a game would unfold, then this was it - an A-template performance."
The defending national champions have now gone four complete seasons without losing at home in the Unicorns Championship, as their remaining two fixtures are both away against Cheshire and Dorset.
The final three wickets on Tuesday morning fell to spin.
Chris Peploe, now past the 200-wicket mark in championship games for the county, secured another five-wicket haul for impressive match figures of 8-89, while Datchet teammate Ollie Birts claimed 4-55 in the second innings.
Morris commented: "Spin was always going to be the predominant weapon we had for each innings and Peps and Birts both bowled beautifully throughout."
The batting honours went to Waqas Hussain with outstanding knocks of 192 and 76.
Berkshire will meet Devon again on August 26th in the semi-finals of the MCCA T20 tournament at Wormsley.

Updated 13:00 - 2 Jan 2019 by Dave Wright

Where next?

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