Minor Counties Knock-Out: Shropshire top group

Ed Foster

Shropshire secured top spot in their Minor Counties Knock-Out group with victory over Wiltshire, continuing the 100% record in the competition.

Neil Clark (126 not out) top scored for Wiltshire as they set Salop a target of 246 to win, with Joe Leach (5-80) impressing with the ball.

Their chase began strongly, with Richard Oliver (64) and Ed Foster (74) posting an opening stand of 130.

And despite a mid-innings wobble, Salop held on to win with four wickets left.

The victory at Oswestry means that Shrewsbury have won all four of their group games, earning a home quarter-final.

Shropshire v Wiltshire (28 May): Salop 246-6 (Foster 74, Oliver 62, Parker 44) Wiltshire 245 (Leach 5-80). Shropshire won by four wickets.

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