Wadlan sets up Herefordshire win

Chris Boroughs
Chris Boroughs hit 113 in the Herefordshire first innings

An unbeaten 74 from Brad Wadlan helped Herefordshire to a five-wicket win over Cornwall in their Minor Counties Championship match at Truro.

Herefordshire skipper Chris Boroughs was delighted by the way in which his side had tackled the run chase.

He told BBC Hereford and Worcester: "It was a tricky target given the overs that we had got left."

"They knew they had to leave time to bowl us out so it's really pleasing that we managed to get there."

Cornwall skipper Tom Sharp had led from the front as he made an unbeaten 138 in his team's second innings total of 323-8 declared.

"After we got a couple of breakthroughs at the end of the second day they came out on day three and batted really well before lunch," Boroughs added.

"That started to take the game away from us a little bit but it was a fair enough declaration.

"Obviously they wanted to win the game and so they knew they had to leave enough time to bowl us out," he added.

Set 243 for victory, Herefordshire approached the task in the same positive manner they had shown when beating Minor Counties champions Dorset at Brockhampton earlier in the season.

Boroughs praised the efforts of all-rounder Wadlan who steered the side home to their second Minor Counties Championship victory of the season.

"Brad came in and played superbly as we thought that someone needed to come in and get close to 100 for us to win," he said.

"We thought that probably needed to be one of the top four but unfortunately all of our top four got into the 30s and then got out.

"It was still a difficult time when Brad got to the wicket but he came in and played the way he does by being very positive right from ball one," he added.

Herefordshire will round off their Minor Counties Championship season with a home match against Wales at Eastnor starting on Sunday, 21 August.

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