Wales toasts Walsh

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Wales enjoyed a double success when they beat England in two internationals that were played in Newport.

In the first game - a zodiac category match for cricketers with a high level of disability - Wales batted first and made 94 for five.

Liam Walsh's unbeaten 40 helped Wales overcome a tricky start after a good opening spell from Tom Griffith and Keith Hance who both took two wickets.

Steve Bailey chipped in with 13 not out and the Wales total was boosted by 26 extras, most of which were wides.

England's reply was based around Nick Cheadle's 33 but he did not get any support, apart from 31 extras, as the batting side fell 17 runs short.

Bailey completed a fine all-round display with 2-19.

Wales continued to dominate in the zenith category match, which is for players of medium levels of disability.

Mark Davies hit an undefeated 40 as Wales set England a challenging 123 to win. For England, Scott Winton and Steve Wiltshire took two wickets apiece.

Wiltshire also shone with the bat in making 35 but there was little else coming from his England team-mates as they finished on 66 for six.

Ian Martin and Steven Dancer took two wickets each.