England triumph after Dawson treble

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Georgie Dawson took a hat-trick as England continued their recent good form against Wales when the two 'A' teams met for two Twenty20s at Old Trafford.

In the first match, in the Zodiac category for players with high levels of disabilities, England cantered to a 62-run victory.

England posted 128 for four from their 20 overs with Tom Griffiths hitting 25 not out and Phil Ramsbotham adding 19. Louis Mountain and Mark Pickersgill also chipped in with valuable runs while for Wales Michael Vickers took 2-23.

Wales were never really in the hunt once Dawson took four wickets, including a hat-trick, without conceding a single run.

Griffiths added three wickets to his earlier efforts with the bat while Tyrone Williams and Pickersgill claimed two wickets apiece.

In the second game, which was in the Zenith category for players with medium levels of disability, England made it a double win when they cruised to a seven-wicket victory.

Wales batted first and amassed 131 for four in which Greg Vickers and Cian Davies retired on 28 not out and 25 not out respectively. Nick Sutton also made 19 while Robert Halford added 16 runs to boost the Wales total.

Dave Ingram was the pick of the England bowling with 2-17.

England were indebted to three major contributors - all unbeaten - as they completed a successful chase. Steve Wiltshire scored 28, Barny Davies 27 and Peter Bearsley 23 to see England home.