Rain ruins Norfolk’s hopes of winning finish
Norfolk's final Minor Counties Championship match of the season ended in a draw after the final day was wiped out by rain today.
The match had been delicately poised with Norfolk 44 ahead of hosts Buckinghamshire at Slough, with Sam Arthurton (61no) and Trevor Ward (15no) at the crease and eight second innings wickets standing. But heavy rain saw the match abandoned at 1pm.
Norfolk received eight points, with Bucks awarded nine after having two points deducted for a slow over rate. The result saw Norfolk slip down to finish seventh in the table, with Cambridgeshire winning the Eastern Division after their victory over Staffordshire.
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Overnight: Norfolk 196 (J Spelman 64, J Benning 7-51); Buckinghamshire 67-1.
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• Buckinghamshire 1st innings continued
S Khan c Rogers b Brown 83
M J Payne b Brown 107
J G E Benning c Rogers b Walker 19
W B Miller c Bunting b Brown 29
J I Pope c Arthurton b Eccles 7
J C Harrison c Brown b Walker 10
T G Helm lbw b Walker 0
S Khalid not out 10
U Arif not out 14
Extras b 7 lb4 w1 12
Total (8 wkts, 90 overs) 291
Fall: 1-6 2-165 3-192 4-234 5-241 6-266 7-266 8-272
Bowling: Eccles 19-3-75-1, Bunting 9-2-30-1, Walker 23-2-72-2, Spelman 2-0--6-0, Brown 33-5-86-4, Caswell 4-1-11-0.
• Norfolk 2nd innings
J M Spelman b Khalid 36
C J Rogers c Taj b Helm 10
S S Arthurton not out 61
T R Ward not out 15
Extras b 8 lb8 w1 17
Total (2 wkts, 46 overs) 139
Fall: 1-27 2-96
Bowling: Helm 7-0-21-1, Arif 7-3-17-0, Khalid 20-3-46-1, Benning 12-0-39-0.