DEVON and Shropshire have everything to play for on day three at Sandford – if the rain stays away.
Play only lasted an hour on Sunday and the mopping up occupied a further three and a half hours of playing time yesterday.
After another break for rain Devon moved from 30 for two overnight to 119 all-out – no one making more than Liam Lewis with 19.
On a day when shot making was tough, and value for shots in short supply on a damp outfield, Lewis’ cover drive for four off Gurjit Sandhu was the shot of the day.
Chris Read, the current Notts captain and former England wicketkeeper, was out lbw to Alex Wyatt for 11 on his return to the Devon team 20 years after he last played.
One or two watchers thought the decision was harsh, but Read had no complaints.
“It felt pretty adjacent and certainly wasn’t going over,” said Read.
There were three wickets each for Wyatt and Sandhu, who went off injured midway through an over after a mid-wicket collision with Devon batter Zak Bess.
Bess took two wickets in the final session last night.
Devon 119 (A C F Wyatt 3-41, G S Sandhu 3-46), Shropshire 43-4 (Z GG Bess 2-6).