Back-to back de­feats

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UNI­CORNS COUN­TIES KO TRO­PHY Berk­shire 238-6 Bucks 213-7 BUCKS suf­fered their sec­ond straight de­feat in the Uni­corns Tro­phy when they lost by 25 runs to Berk­shire in a tight Group Four con­test at Wok­ing­ham on Sun­day.

A tight early spell from Simon Stan­way, who con­ceded only 18 runs in his ten overs, kept Berk­shire in check, but Berk­shire kept their wickets in­tact and were able to ac­cel­er­ate to reach 238-6 from their 50 overs.

How­ever, Bucks got off to an­other poor start, with opener Matt Wat­son mak­ing his sec­ond suc­ces­sive duck as they slumped to 42-4, although a su­per stand of 142 for the fifth wicket be­tween Hamzah Ri­azud­din and Dan Hamp­ton, whose 77 came off just 84 balls with three sixes, gave them re­newed hope.

But their dis­missals ended any hope of victory and Bucks fin­ished on 213-7. They will be hop­ing for bet­ter luck when they en­ter­tain last year’s run­ners-up Ox­ford­shire, at Wormsley this Sun­day (11am).

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