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Cricket: Wales fall short in pursuit of target.

WALES bowed out of the Minor Counties Cricket Association Knockout Cup when they lost narrowly to Lincolnshire at Avenue Road, Abergavenny.

The visitors won the toss and elected to bat and then reached 229 all out in the 49th over. VikramAtri got a fine 78 and the rest of the runs were shared around.

For Wales, Penarth's Andrew Thomas took three for 49, his club mate Adam Shantry 2-35 and Richard Grant of Gowerton 2-29.

Llanelli's Gareth Rees got 43 early on and there was a fifth-wicket stand of 58 in 46 minutes by Newport's Imran Hassan (28) and Will Bragg (26) of Croesyceiliog.

But as Wales edged closer, they lost wickets and were eventually bowled out 10 runs short on 219. Martin Dalton took three for 32 for Lincolnshire.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:May 21, 2008
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