Minor Counties: Cornwall's title hopes over despite high total

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Christian Purchase was also impressive with the bat for Cornwall, making 60 runs

Cornwall's slim hopes of winning the Minor Counties Western Division title have ended despite them making their highest batting total for 10 years.

They made 414-8 against Wales on day one at Usk, but leaders Oxfordshire got the bonus points they needed at Wiltshire to take them over the line.

Brad Wadlan top-scored for Cornwall on Sunday with 108 in their final three-day game of the season.

It means Cornwall cannot now overtake Oxfordshire regardless of the results.

Cornwall's 2015 Minor Counties campaign
Beat Herefordshire by 108 runs in opening match
Crush local rivals Devon by 158 runs at Truro
Drew with Wiltshire at Grampound Road
Ease to 262 run win over Cheshire
Lose by 266 runs against title rivals Oxfordshire

Cornwall's first innings total was their best since hitting 473 against Herefordshire at Truro in July 2005.

Wales were 65 for 2 at the close of play, with the match continuing on Monday.

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