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Parton and Aucott return for Shropshire’s final game of the season


Shropshire make two changes for their final Unicorns Championship match of the season against Wiltshire at Bridgnorth as Will Parton and Ross Aucott both return.

Batsman Parton, who hit 98 for Birmingham League title contenders Shrewsbury against West Bromwich Dartmouth last weekend, and Shifnal all-rounder Aucott replace the unavailable James Ralph and Gurjit Sandhu, ruled out owing to Derbyshire commitments.

Host club Bridgnorth will be represented by Sam Whitney, the captain at Cricket Meadow, and wicketkeeper Simon Gregory after they both impressed in the county’s last match at Devon, which ended in a fourth draw in five Championship matches for Shropshire this season.

Shropshire are currently sixth in the western division table with Wiltshire in ninth spot.

The first ball will be bowled at Bridgnorth at 11am on Sunday with admission free for spectators on all three days.

Shropshire: Steve Leach, captain (Shifnal), Joe Carrasco (Oswestry), Will Parton (Shrewsbury), Robbie Clarke (Oswestry), David Wainwright (Castleford), Ross Aucott (Shifnal), Jack McIver (Shifnal), Simon Gregory (Bridgnorth), Tom Weston (Cuckfield), Sam Whitney (Bridgnorth), Alex Wyatt (Shifnal).

Pictured: Shrewsbury batsman Will Parton returns for Shropshire’s final match of the season against Wiltshire.