MINOR COUNTIES: Lincs take title, high-scoring draw for Cambs

Lincs celebrate their Eastern Division title win in the Unicorns Championship.
Lincs celebrate their Eastern Division title win in the Unicorns Championship.

Lincolnshire, under the captaincy this season of Bourne wicket-keeper Carl Wilson, have retained their Eastern Division title in the Unicorns Championship.

Lincs beat Hertfordshire by seven wickets at Cleethorpes yesterday (August 15) to seal top spot with a match to spare.

Lincs skipper Carl Wilson in action.

Lincs skipper Carl Wilson in action.

Wilson finished unbeaten on 87 in Lincs’ firts innings of 345-8. They were set a victory target of 141 in their second innings which they accomplished with ease.

Cambs are in sixth spot after completing a high-scoring draw against Staffordshire at Wisbech.

Cambs were invited to chase 356 in their second innings, but it took a 75-run unbeaten ninth-wicket stand between Wisbech wicket-keeper Josh Bowers (58no) and Peterborough Town bowler Joe Dawborn (39no) to reach safety at 273-8.

Scores: Staffs 364-7 (P. Wilshaw 103, R. Hassett 93, K. Ali 57, L. Bruce 3-124, H. Craig 2-97) & 372-6 (T. Maxfield 101, K. Ali 89, N. Jeyaratnam 5-150).

Josh Bowers cracked an unbeaten 58 for Cambs against Staffs.

Josh Bowers cracked an unbeaten 58 for Cambs against Staffs.

Cambs 381-5 (B. Seabrook 107, C. Guest 101, J. Williams 57no, L. Bruce 57, A. Butt 36) & 273-8 (C. Guest 86, J. Bowers 58no, B. Seabrook 43, J. Dawborn 39no).

Herts 143 (A. Willerton 5-27, A. Carter 2-24, A, Tilcock 2-28) & 342 (S. Kazmi 79, J. Scott 70, D. Freeman 3-53, A. Willerton 3-67, D. Brown 2-68, A. Carter 2-78). Lincs 345-8 (M. Lineker 98, C. Wilson 87no, D. Brown 60, C. Louth 34) & 143-3 (L. Kimber 54no, C. Louth 31, A. Tilcock 25no).