CRICKET: Wiltshire fightback leaves clash poised

This Is Wiltshire: Ed Kilbee top-scored in Wiltshire's innings Ed Kilbee top-scored in Wiltshire's innings

WILTSHIRE'S Minor Counties Championship Western Division match against hosts Cheshire remained on a knife-edge after day two at Chester Boughton Hall yesterday.

The home side had closed day one on Sunday on 321-6 from 76 overs but were eventually bowled out for 394 in 90 overs, Tahir Afridi ending with 6-97 for the visitors.

Replying, Wiltshire totalled 315 all out in 77 overs, Goatacre opener Ed Kilbee making 77.

The visitors were 173-6 when Henry Langford was dismissed for 54 but a fine partnership of 117 between vice-captain Tom Morton (63) and Corsham's Ashur Morrison (65) helped nudge them to within 79 of their rivals' total.

Adam Syddall took 4-71 for the home side.

In their secong innings, Cheshire closed day two on 70-3, Michael Coles striking twice to leave them 149 ahead.

NEWS FROM THE FINAL DAY AT CHESTER BOUGHTON HALL AT GAZETTEANDHERALD.CO.UK/SPORT AND WILTSHIRETIMES.CO.UK/SPORT TOMORROW AND REACTION IN THURSDAY'S GAZETTE & HERALD AND FRIDAY'S WILTSHIRE TIMES

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