Double delight for England

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England A achieved a notable double over Wales A after winning both disability Twenty20 internationals at Old Trafford.

In the first match - a Zodiac category game for cricketers with high levels of disability - England cruised to a five-wicket win with ten balls remaining.

Wales batted first after winning the toss and ended up 121 for nine from their allotted overs. Undefeated pair of Danny Baggott and Liam Walsh led the way with 27 and 25 respectively while Jason Coles chipped in with 20 to boost a total which included 23 extras.

For England, Graham Whistler took 3-12, Michael Chant ended with 2-19 while there were wickets for Lewis Mountain and Simon Penny.

In reply England had few problems knocking off the required total with captain Mark Pickersgill leading the way with 26 not out.

Tom Griffiths added 25 which included three boundaries and Nick Chiddle contributed 17 to the successful chase.

For Wales Chris Wilson was the pick of the attack with 2-17 while Walsh and Alex Williams also picked up a wicket apiece.

England triumphed in the second game, winning by 17 runs in a Zenith category match for cricketers with medium levels of disability.

England were indebted to Callum Tucker's unbeaten 25 and 22 from Tom Warbrick as they rattled up 122 for four in their 20 overs.

Greg Vickers was Wales' best bowler with 2-19 while Kieron Johnson finished with 1-25 from four overs.

The Welsh reply centred on Johnson's 25 and an unbeaten 24 by Nick Sutton but they could not get over the line and were bowled out for 105.

England bowlers John Foulkes and Steve Wiltshire took two wickets each while the miserly Warbrick capped a fine all-round performance by taking 1-9 from four overs.

In a third game for new players and those with a high level of disability, the women beat the men in a thrilling game by one run.

The top performers were Gail Bradley and Rachael Evans, who scored 22 and 21 respectively, while Andrew Thorpe scored 26 not out for the men.