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Gregory back in squad for Devon game

Gregory back in squad for Devon game

By Dave Wright
17 July 2015
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​FINCHAMPSTEAD's Callum Gregory has been recalled to the Berkshire squad for their Unicorns Counties Championship match against Devon


​FINCHAMPSTEAD CC's Callum Gregory has been recalled to the Berkshire squad for their Unicorns Counties Championship match against Devon at Finchampstead which starts on Sunday (11am start).
The young paceman is named in a 13-man squad, with the rest of the players being the 11 who played against Shropshire last week as well as 12th man Andy Rishton.
The team includes Harry Stephens, the former Finchampstead all-rounder who now plays for Datchet, and local resident Matt Carter.
​Reading teenager Martin Andersson retains his place following a promising debut in the drawn match with Shropshire.
​The squad is: ​Simon Macey (Harefield), Waqas Hussain (Slough), Harry Stephens (Datchet), Richard Morris (Bashley), James Morris (capt, Bashley), Andy Rishton (Reading), Martin Andersson (Reading), Chris Peploe (Ealing), Stewart Davison (Henley), Matt Carter (Henley), Tom Nugent (Henley), Callum Gregory (Finchampstead), Ali Raja (Slough).​

This is Berkshire's last home match of the season.​ With two wins and a draw, they remain unbeaten and still in with a chance of winning the Western Division title, but Cornwall, Oxfordshire and Shropshire are also in contention.
Berkshire captain James Morris said: "We are well placed in the table at the half-way stage of the championship season, but there are a group of teams all in with a shout of winning the division."
Despite wearing an unbeaten tag, Morris also believes his side can improve. And the good news, is that their three remaining fixtures are against sides who currently occupy three of the bottom four places in the table.
He explained: "We haven't got anywhere near playing 100% yet, which is great news when you consider we have won two games and drawn with a strong Shropshire side.
"I am sure we will do at one stage and, if we do, then we could hand out a right hiding to some team. It would be nice to happen against Devon as this is our last home game of the season​."
Devon are usually one of the strongest sides in the league, but it is not yet happening for them this year. They are second from bottom of the table following a draw and two defeats. Their latest reverse came against Herefordshire at Sidmouth, where they crashed to an eight wicket defeat after being dismissed for 104 (from 38-6) in their first innings and 255 in their second.
Berkshire don't have a particularly good record against their opponents, having won 32 times, while losing 40 and drawing 65.
Play will start at 11am each day.

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