Berkshire take maximum points from NCCA T20 bank holiday fixtures

Dan Lincoln

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Berkshire enjoyed a tremendously successful Bank Holiday weekend by taking the maximum eight points from their four games in the NCCA T20 competition, writes Dave Wright.

Having previously lost twice to Oxfordshire, they put their first Group 4 points on the board against Wales NC at Newport on Sunday.

With rain causing a long delay, the first game was reduced to nine overs a side and the second to 15 overs. In the first, Berks made 92-3 with 45 from Dan Lincoln and 30 from Toby Albert while Wales were restricted to 73-6.

The second encounter saw Berks score 135-7 (Albert 49, Lincoln 38) but after a further delay, Wales were given a revised target of 146 under the DLS method and fell 11 runs short at 134 all out after Max Uttley had taken 4-18 and Jafar Chohan 3-17.

Berks followed up by winning both matches against Buckinghamshire on Monday, the first by 36 runs and the second by nine runs.

Skipper Lincoln slammed an unbeaten 101 from 57 balls in the first match at Wargrave with six sixes and seven fours as he took his side to 180-5 while Bucks could only reply with 144-5.

Lincoln was dismissed for nine in the second game, but Jack Davies scored 70 and Euan Woods 35 as Berks posted 184-6.

Bucks responded with 82 from opener Eliot Callis and 44 from Alexei Kervezee, and although they lost only three wickets, they fell short by nine runs at 175.

After sharing the honours with Bedfordshire at Wormsley, current leaders Oxfordshire have finished their group games with 10 points, while Beds and Berks are on eight points ahead of their clash at Ampthill this coming Sunday (May 8).

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