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Lincs and Shropshire contest final

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Lincolnshire will play Shropshire in the final of the MCCA Trophy after seeing off Wiltshire and Hertfordshire respectively in the semi-finals.

Lincolnshire beat hosts Wiltshire by 82 runs in a one-sided contest at Corsham.

Paul Cook top-scored for the visitors with 50 as they posted 224 for eight from 50 overs despite Richard Bedbrook taking 4-52 and Alex Senneck conceding only 14 from 10 wicketless overs.

Opener Thomas Morton gave Wiltshire hope with 52, but Henry Langford’s 38 was one of only two other double-figure scores as Andy Carter’s 4-49 and Mathew Dowman’s 3-21 ensured they folded to 142 all out in 30.4 overs.

Chris Murtagh

Chris Murtagh contributed half of a 150-run stand with centurion Edwards Foster as Shropshire beat Hertfordshire by 14 runs at Welwyn Garden City

Shropshire captain and opener Edward Foster’s century tipped the balance in a much tighter and higher-scoring game at Welwyn Garden City.

Foster’s 112 from 119 balls was allied to 64 from brother Robert and 75 by Chris Murtagh, with whom Edward added 150 for the second wicket to set up an imposing total of 331 for seven.

All Hertfordshire’s top order made contributions, notably number three Eddie Ballard’s rapid 83 from 59 deliveries, but the visitors prevailed by 14 runs with three balls unused.

The final will be held at Chester-le-Street on Wednesday August 11.