Rain is a pain for Wiltshire
By Western Daily Press | Thursday, May 10, 2012, 09:00
Wiltshire's MCCA Trophy double-header against Suffolk on Sunday and Norfolk on Monday saw both matches fall victim to the weather.
The match against Suffolk was called-off as early as last Thursday, but the Norfolk fixture was curtailed at the halfway stage.
Norfolk batted steadily to reach 178 for five with four overs remaining, but then collapsed to 181 all out, eight balls shy of completing their 50 overs.
Owen Alsop led the way for Wiltshire with three for 30, while Tahir Afridi took two for 17 and Mukesh Bhatt claimed two for 23.
However, while the players were taking lunch, the rain started to fall and, after an hour, the umpires abandoned the match.
Wiltshire squad to face Lincolnshire at Corsham on Sunday, May 13 (11am): J Breet (Westbury, capt), T Afridi (Henley), O Alsop (South Wilts), M Bhatt (Stanmore), T Bowler (Corsham), S Bullen (Corsham, wkt), B Gardner (Corsham), E Kilbee (Goatacre), H Langford (Brockhampton), J Levitt (Bromsgrove), A Morrison (Corsham), P Robbins (Keynsham), R Underdown (Warminster).