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Trio set to make Unicorns Championships debuts

By Dave Wright

Morris will lead new-look side against Wiltshire

Berkshire are set to give Unicorns Championship debuts to three players when they take on Wiltshire at Corsham, starting on Sunday (11am).
Finchampstead all-rounder Adam Dewes, Datchet teenager Jarryd Wallace and Ishwarjot Sohi, who plays for Sunbury, are all named in a much-changed team.
Skipper James Morris will lead out a side missing several of his usual team with his brother Richard and Tom Nugent both working, while several others, including their Henley team-mate Euan Woods, are involved in 2nd XI matches for first-class counties.
Dewes (pictured) is in great form, having made scores of 52, 84 and 61 in successive games since returning to Finchampstead from his second year at Durham University. He also bowls left-arm spin.
Medium-fast bowler Sohi, who will be 24 next month, has impressed for Berkshire 2nds this season, having also had experience in 2s cricket with Sussex, Kent and Surrey. He plays for Sunbury in the Surrey Championship Premier Division.
A 17-year-old seamer, Wallace is a member of the Berkshire Academy and plays for Datchet in the Home Counties Premier League.
Wicketkeeper and assistant coach Stewart Davison (Finchley) returns to the side having not played in recent T20 games and the opening three-dayer against Oxfordshire, although Datchet's Joe Thomas, who donned the gloves against Oxon, stays in the team.
Dan Lincoln, currently the top run-maker in the HCPL, was also in tremendous form for Middlesex this week in their drawn 2nd XI game against Glamorgan. The Finchampstead skipper scored 83 (4x6, 10x4) from 107 balls in the first innings, followed by 40 (2x6, 4x4) from 38 balls in the second.
While defending title holders Berkshire opened their Unicorns Championship campaign with a 9wkt-win over Oxfordshire, Wiltshire were going down by 92 runs away to Dorset.
Berkshire have won their previous two Western Division games against Wiltshire, one of them being at Corsham.

Waqas Hussain
Adam Dewes
Andy Rishton
Dan Lincoln
James Morris (capt)
Joe Thomas
Stewart Davison (wkt)
Chris Peploe
Ishwarjot Sohi
Jarryd Wallace
Ali Akbar
Toby Greatwood

Updated 13:00 - 2 Jan 2019 by Dave Wright

Where next?

Russell scores 42 and takes two wickets on debut Wiltshire v Berkshire at Corsham - Day 1
Round-up of this week's Unicorns Championship matches Devon held by brave Wales in a remarkable game


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