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Berkshire taking nothing for granted

Berkshire taking nothing for granted

By Dave Wright
15th August
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Squad to face Cornwall at St Austell on August 18-20

Archie Carter (Wokingham)
Savin Perera (Attenborough)
Euan Woods (Henley)
Jack Davies (wkt, Henley)
James Morris (capt, Datchet)
Michael Williams (Henley)
Andy Rishton (Henley)
Chris Peploe (Datchet)
Tom Nugent (Henley)
Luke Beaven (Reigate Priory)
Callum Creighton (Wokingham)
Stewart Davison (Henley)

Berkshire are 17 points clear in the Western Division title race with two games remaining but performance manager Tom Lambert is taking nothing for granted.
"Yes, we are well placed but that lead can whittle away very quickly," he said ahead of their match against Cornwall at St Austell which starts this coming Sunday.
"You can never be sure about the weather where teams are playing and in my 20 years of playing and coaching, I know that Cornwall is never an easy place to go to and get a result.
"It would be nice if we can down there and do well because if it all depends on our final game against Dorset it could be very tough. They have also done very well this year and are third in the table."
Lambert said he has been "really pleased" with the season so far, which has seen the defending champions win all four of their championship games while also reaching the final of the KO Trophy.
"We have used a lot of players, but our squad has been excellent in their understanding of their roles in the team," he continued.
"We have had to make changes because of players not being available, but everyone who has come in has done brilliantly."
The Berkshire side shows two changes from the one that defeated Shropshire by 241 runs in their last championship game with wicket-batsman Jack Davies and paceman Tom Nugent replacing Sukhi Kang and Luke Hollman.
Teenage left-arm seamer Callum Creighton, who made his debut at Shifnal, retains his place in the side.
Berkshire have already met Cornwall once this season, beating them by 86 runs in a KO Trophy tie at Falkland CC on June 30th.
Shortly after that game, Cornwall and captain Matt Rowe parted company, and the Henley player accepted a late call up to play for Berkshire 2nds in their 63-run win over Gloucestershire Development in a Twenty20 game at Newent earlier this week, smashing 80 runs off just 56 balls.
In a late change of fixture due to Isle of Wight pulling out, Berkshire 2nds played a Middlesex squad in two Twenty20 games at Finchampstead on Thursday (August 15th). They lost the first by 29 runs - 143-7 (Joe Cracknell 87) against 114-6 (Archie Carter 33) - but won the next, making 146-8 (Joe Thomas 61) before bowling out their visitors for 97 with Rhodri Lewis taking 4-11 from three overs.

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