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Cricket - Wiltshire County Cricket Club
Written by Sport4Salisbury Reporter   
Thursday, 17 August 2017 11:51

WILTSHIRE County Cricket Club were beaten for the fourth game in a row when losing their final game of the season by six wickets away to Shropshire.

The defeat means the county side finish a lowly ninth out of ten in the Western Division of the Unicorns County Championship with only Wales below them.

Wiltshire won the toss at Bridgnorth and made full use of the excellent batting conditions to amass 418-7 in their 90 overs.

Steve Bullen made a very useful 75, while South Wilts' Will Wade, 41, Ed Young, 40, and Jake Goodwin, 37, kept the scoreboard ticking over. The innings ended with a superb stand of 167 from just 16 overs between Wadworth man of the match Neil Clark, 124, and Mikey Reynolds, 67 not out. Shropshire spinner David Wainwright, who ended the contest with nine wicket, took 3-93.

By the close of the first day, the hosts had reached 77-2.

The second day, shortened by an hour because of rain, saw Shropshire all out in their 90th over for 389 -Steve Leach scored 86, Ross Aucott 57, and Jack McIver 62, as Tahir Afridi took 6-93 and Reynolds 2-44.

Wiltshire had scored 20 for the loss of one wicket as the second day came to a close.

They then struggled to set a competitive target on the final day against Wainwright, who this time bagged 6-73, and Stuart Whitney, 4-85.

Bullen added 60 to his first innings knock and Reynolds 43 to his, but the visitors were all out for 208 leaving Shropshire 238 for victory.

They duly reached their target for the loss of four wickets with eight overs to spare - Will Parton closing 73 not out Afridi took 2-50 which included his 200th Championship wicket for Wiltshire.

Points: Shropshire 24 Wiltshire 8

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