Zaib’s ef­forts in vain against Wilt­shire

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UNI­CORNS TRO­PHY Wilt­shire ................................................ 192 all out Bucks .................................................... 171 all out Wilt­shire won by 21 runs DE­SPITE two su­perb per­for­mances from High Wy­combe teenagers Uzair Am­jaid and Saif Zaib (pic­tured), Bucks lost by 21 runs to Wilt­shire on Sun­day to miss out on qual­i­fy­ing for the quar­ter-fi­nals of Uni­corns Tro­phy.

Vic­tory would have as­sured Bucks a place in the last eight, and this looked a dis­tinct pos­si­bil­ity when they dis­missed Wilt­shire for 192 at Che­sham CC.

Leg-spin­ner Am­jaid cap­tured 4-26 from his 10 overs as Wilt­shire slipped from 111-1 to their even­tual to­tal, made in 48.4 overs.

Zaib, who is on Northants’ books, led Bucks’ re­ply with a su­perb 89 from 111 balls with two sixes and seven fours.

But he lacked sup­port, with only skip­per Michael Payne (28) mak­ing more than 20 as Bucks were all out for 171 in 45 overs.

While Saif was at the crease, Bucks had a chance, but he was ninth out at 170 and Bucks lost shortly af­ter­wards.

They now have a three-week wait be­fore the Cham­pi­onship sea­son gets un­der way, start­ing against Bed­ford­shire at War­down Park, Lu­ton, on June 19.

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