June 19, 2000

ECB 38 County Round Up

Norfolk and Herefordshire maintained their 100 per cent records in the ECB 38-County Cup to inch closer towards qualifying for the knockout stages of the one-day competition.

Both made it three wins from three games, Norfolk defeating the Leicestershire Board by eight wickets at Oakham School and Herefordshire whitewashing Wales at Luctonians.

Carl Amos (130 not out) and Steve Goldsmith (107) shared a second wicket stand of 241 as Norfolk swept past Leicestershire's 268 for five with more than six overs to spare, while Herefordshire piled up an imposing 304 for six against Wales, who limped to 186 all out in reply.

Shropshire kept the heat on Herefordshire on a sweltering day with a 10-wicket romp over the Warwickshire Board XI at Stratford-upon-Avon, while Devon's position at the head of the Group One table is under threat from Wiltshire after they inflicted a seven wicket defeat on the leaders at Corsham. Dwain Winter's unbeaten 80 supervised Wiltshire home past Devon's 190 for nine in the 45th over.

Dorset opened their programme with victory over the Hampshire Board XI at Burridge - thanks to a Milburnesque 141 off only 95 balls from Darren Cowley, son of ex-Hampshire allrounder Nigel, - while a century from opener Lee Nurse (125) was the backbone of Berkshire's easy 171-run eclipse of the Sussex Board at Horsham.

Staffordshire consolidated their position as the leaders of Group Six with a 38-run victory over Lincolnshire at Longton.

Corsham: Devon 190-9 (I Gompertz 79, GTJ Townsend 56) Wilts 191-3 (DA Winter 80 not, RJ Rowe 76) Wilts won by 7 wickets
Bristol University: Cornwall 145 (GM Thomas 54) Gloucs CB 148-5 Gloucs won by 5 wickets
Horsham: Berks 309-3 (LH Nurse 125, JR Wood 84 not) Sussex CB 138 Berks won by 171 runs
Burridge: Hants CB 225-7 (M Compton 93) Dorset 226-4 (DJ Cowley 141) Dorset won by 6 wickets
Luctonians: Hereford 304-6 (HV Patel 98, I Dawood 59) Wales Minor C 186 Hereford won by 118 runs
Stratford-upon-Avon: Warwicks CB 140 (DAT Dalton 50) Shrops 142-0 (T Parton 65 not, JBR Jones 54 not out) Shrops won by 10 wickets
Oakham School: Leics CB 268-5 (MDR Sutliff 125 not, R Hutchings 66) Norfolk 269-2 (C Amos 130 not, SC Goldsmith 107) Norfolk won by 8 wickets
March: Cambs 218-9 Beds 199 Cambs won by 19 runs
Longton: Staffs 185-9 (RJ Chapman 4-36) Lincs 147 (L Potter 4-16) Staffs won by 38 runs
Stockton-on-Tees: Durham CB 326-8 (G Pratt 103, GK Brown 59 not, S Chapman 52, C Stanley 4-64) Northumberland 153 Durham won by 173 runs