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Although the top Warwickshire partnership, Alannah Griffin, 17, and Natasha Hillyer lost to both Herts top pairs, substituting Alice Hopkins for Griffin in the final round paid dividends as she and Hillyer dropped just three games to the Herts thirds to keep Midlands hopes alive.
Symington faces a decision this morning over how long to bat on for before putting Herts back in and trying to bowl them out quickly and force a result.
The game had got off to a very fast pace and Herts Nomads managed to take the first set just as the home team had found its rhythm.
Northumberland finished fifth in the Minor Counties' Championship last season, one place and two points behind Herts after rain forced a draw between the two sides on the last day of the campaign.
However, even though Liverpool brought the score to within one point midway through the final quarter, they lost momentum in the closing minutes which allowed West Herts to pull away for the victory.
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After winning the toss and batting, Phil Nicholson's side made 312-8 declared after 89 overs while in reply, Herts were 104-0 at the close.
Roe had another successful weekend, teaming up with Sellwood and Buck for mens doubles wins against, respectively, Essex and Herts and also partnering Coventry's Claire Millward to a comfortable mixed victory against Herts.
Then Steve Dancer (Cardiff), tore through the Herts middle order in one devastating over and created history by taking the first hat- trick by a Welsh player in the national county championship.
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