LiveCRICKET: Unicorns Counties Trophy final

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6:51pm

Great effort from Oxfordshire, but they fall just short. A tremendous run in the competition however

6:51pm

Signal failure - apologies.

It's all over, and Devon have won by 7 runs

6:07pm

Nine runs come off that over. Oxon need 37 off eight overs.

6:01pm

Oxon are 158-6 off 41 overs. They need 46 off 54 balls.

5:58pm

Keegan dropped by Bess after skying a shot to third man!

5:54pm

West survives a stumping chance and Oxon need 50 off 11 overs.

5:50pm

It's 147-6 off 38 overs, so 57 needed off 12 now.

5:44pm

Oxon reach 144-6 off 37 overs.

5:41pm

A maiden from Overton leaves Oxon needing 61 off 14 overs.

5:36pm

Keegan and West will give this a go. They reach 133-6 off 35 overs.

5:28pm

The players are now back. It was only a short rain delay. Here we go again.

5:26pm

It is looking gloomy on and off the field for Oxfordshire. After a good start, they are behind the eight-ball. If they can get back on, they need 86 runs off 17 overs.

5:22pm

Oxon reach 118-6 after 33 overs and we are off for rain. The Duckworth Lewis par score is 145, so Oxon would lose if there is no further play.

5:07pm

Oxon pass 100 in the 28th over. Can Keegan now star with the bat as well?

5:07pm

Oxon pass 100 in the 28th over. Can Keegan now star with the bat as well?

5:01pm

Hawkes was trapped lbw by Overton, who had just been brought back on.

5:01pm

That's a massive blow as Hawkes goes for 36. Oxon 96-6.

4:56pm

Devon reached halfway at 85-2, but at 85-5 Oxon appear to be in a far worse position. It will take a monumental effort now to win this.

4:50pm

Another wicket. Perkin run out for 1! Oxon 85-5.

4:47pm

Devon definitely have the upper hand now. Oxon bat a long way down, but are up against it now.

4:44pm

Another wicket. Cater is plumb lbw for 2. Oxon 84-4.

4:38pm

The change immediately pays off with a wicket as Kaufman is caught by Lewis for four. That's 77-3.

4:37pm

Devon opt for their first over of spin with Gary Chappell. Oxon 77-2 off 22 overs.

4:28pm

Two fours from Nathan Hawkes help Oxon reach 70-2 off 20 overs.

4:21pm

Oxon 57-2 off 18 overs. Required rate is four runs an over.

4:17pm

Oxon are now 54-2 after losing Sabin and Darby in quick succession. Signal problems here led to a bit of radio silence!

3:52pm

Oxon move to 38-0 from nine overs. Looking good so far.

3:34pm

It's steady stuff as Oxon reach 17-0 off seven overs.

3:21pm

Oxon are 9-0 off three overs with Lloyd Sabin and Hugo Darby at the crease.

3:08pm

Oxon are about to bat here at Wormsley. Can they complete the job?

3:08pm

Oxon are about to bat here at Wormsley. Can they complete the job?

2:41pm

Oxfordshire need 204 to lift the trophy for the first time in their history. The pitch may not be that easy to score on, but Luke Ryan's side have given themselves a decent chance.

2:23pm

Devon close on 203-9.

2:20pm

Devon 195-9 with one over left

2:09pm

Scott Barlow survives comfortably. Devon 181-9.

2:07pm

Keegan takes another wicket. Anning lbw for 0. On a hat-trick.

2:05pm

Devon now 179-8. Two quick wickets for Oxon as Jamie Overton and Gary Chappell fall.

1:55pm

Devon 161-6 off 43 overs. Penhale back in the attack.

1:51pm

Devon 156-6 off 42 overs.

1:48pm

West comes back for his final over from the Dibley End.

1:44pm

Devon 144-6 off 40 overs.

1:42pm

Keegan strikes to remove Burke. Caught behind, 144-6.

1:39pm

Devon 144-5 off 39 overs.

1:35pm

Burke reaches 50 for Devon off 93 balls with 7 fours.

1:31pm

Ryan now replaces West at the Deer Park End. Devon 129-5 off 36 overs.

1:27pm

Keegan comes back into the attack as Oxon go for the jugular.

1:24pm

Devon 126-5. Lye caught behind off West for 7.

1:16pm

David Lye survives the hat-trick ball. Devon 112-4.

1:15pm

Devon captain Josh Bess goes first ball. West on a hat-trick! Caught Hawkes at slip

1:12pm

Thompson is bowled by West for 40. Devon 112-3.

1:06pm

Devon 102-2 off 30 overs.

1:03pm

Captain Luke Ryan comes on, so Oxon now have spin at both ends. Devon 99-2 off 29 overs.

12:54pm

Devon reached 85-2 off 25 overs. Matt Thompson and James Burke are accelerating nicely, with the former playing a couple of cheeky 'ramp' shots.

12:43pm

Devon are now 79-2 off 23 overs.

12:25pm

Devon 62-2 off 18. Now it's time for some spin as Oxon bring on Richard West.

12:21pm

Devon starting to play a few shots now. They reach 61-2 off 17 overs.

12:11pm

Devon are 45-2 off 15 overs.

12:03pm

Blanchard and Penhale are causing real problems. Devon 37-1 off 13 overs.

11:53am

It's 34-2 as Liam Lewis skies one to Keegan at long off.

11:47am

Blanchard opened up with a maiden, while Penhale returns at the other end instead of Keegan. Devon 33-1 off ten overs.

11:43am

Ashley Blanchard replaces Karl Penhale in the Oxon attack. Devon are 33-1 off nine overs.

11:32am

Devon are 22-1 off seven overs. Decent start from Oxfordshire

11:22am

There is plenty of cloud cover here, but good enough batting conditions to persuade Devon to try and set a total.

11:20am

Devon won the toss and elected to bat. But they suffered an early blow when Oxfordshire seamer Chad Keegan had Rob Woodman caught behind to make it 7-1.

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