Cheshire cruise to Wiltshire win
Cheshire cruised to an impressive eight-wicket win over Wiltshire at Chester Boughton Hall Cricket Club yesterday - the final day of their three-day MCCA Championship clash.
The hosts, in a strong position after a first innings century from Richard Logan, left themselves needing just 114 to win on the final day having dismissed their opponents for 266 in their second innings with Jonny Fawcett claiming six wickets in the match.
Wiltshire managed to claim the wickets of openers Warren Goodwin and Matt Dawson, but Ben Spendlove and James Duffy eased Cheshire to the win at the expense to secure an assured victory for the defending champions.
Cheshire lost two wickets, but powered to 24 points and maintained their impressive unbeaten start to the season.
Earlier, having resumed on 208 for five, Wiltshire lost their last five wickets for 58 runs as Cheshire left themselves with just 114 for victory.
Logan’s unbeaten first-innings 139 did the damage for Cheshire, as the hosts reached 404 for seven, 153 runs more than the visitors.
"I thought we were the better side for the three days," said Cheshire captain Nathan Dumelow.
"The weather frustrated us against Oxfordshire at Banbury the other week, so we were determined to make up for some lost ground and get a good win under our belts.”