BERKSHIRE are expected to welcome back Richard Morris and Ollie Wilkin for their final Western Division fixture of the season against Devon at Exeter CC starting on Sunday (11am).

Batsman Morris has missed three Unicorns Championship games due to a leg injury, but returned to match action with Henley last Saturday, while a sore elbow kept all-rounder Ollie Wilkin out of the matches against Herefordshire and Oxfordshire.

Despite the absence of these two key players, Berkshire still manage to extend their winning run and their innings defeat of Oxon at Challow & Childrey on Tuesday last week saw them seal the Western Division title for the second season in succession.

They are now setting their sights on retaining the national title when they take on the Eastern Division champions at Banbury in a four-day game commencing on Sunday, August 27.

And they are likely to be meeting Lincolnshire, the county Berkshire defeated at Wormsley last year.

The same two counties also meet at Wormsley on Wednesday, August 23 in the final of the Unicorns Trophy.

If they manage to avoid defeat next week, Berkshire will extend their unbeaten run in the championship to three full seasons.

Their last reverse was at the hands of Devon at Exmouth in 2014.

The West Country men are currently fourth in the table, following two wins, two draws and a defeat.

Berkshire Over-50s are also going for honours, having reached the quarter-finals of the ECB Over-50s Championship.

Gary Loveday’s men will be away to Yorkshire at Elland CC this Sunday.