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Draw halts Wiltshire's string of defeats

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Wiltshire ended their losing run in the Minor Counties Championship with a high-scoring draw, featuring five centuries, against Cornwall at Corsham.

Wiltshire’s Luke Stoughton was the first to three figures as his 139 underpinned 384 for eight in the statutory first-innings 90 overs.

Stoughton helped Wiltshire recover from 130 for for four, adding 102 for the fifth wicket with Michael Coles and 89 for the sixth with James Hibberd.

Dan Davis and Tom Sharp, who shared a fifth-wicket alliance of 144, ensured their side came within 24 runs of Wiltshire with 104 and 114 respectively as Cornwall were dismissed in 86.5 overs.

Wiltshire replied strongly through Henry Langford’s 109 - his maiden Minor Counties century.

Although they lost three quick middle-order wickets, James Hayward and Hibberd enabled them to declare on 326 for seven - leaving Cornwall a minimum of 55 overs to score 351 to win.

David Roberts’ 102 and Tom Sharp’s rapid fifty left Cornwall needing 115 in 13 overs, but the loss of three quick wickets saw them shut up shop and close on 254 for six.